Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 27 to May 4
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, April 27 to May 4, including articles about safety hazards to avoid in manufacturing jobs, how the Internet of Things is connected to the Zebra acquisition, an Automation in Manufacturing conference update, using IPD methods to complete construction projects, and moving to a condition-based program.
Almost no work environment is as hazardous as manufacturing, but if you know what to look for, you may be better able to protect yourself and your workers from injury.
Company official talks about how Zebra’s purchase of Motorola Mobility will shape industrial operations and cloud computing.
First AMT-sponsored event on May 15 to feature NASA engineer, aerospace experts.
The IPD process can be successfully used for grassroots projects, facility expansions, major upfits, and relocation projects. For many, the IPD system reduces project risk, delivers predictable results, and maximizes the effectiveness of capital funding.
Evaluate the equipment’s effectiveness by how it’s doing, not how old it is.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, April 27 to May 4, for articles published within the last two months.
- Jessica DuBois-Maahs, associate content manager, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
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