Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 4-10: Product of the Year winners, using IIoT to improve operations, IIoT's power found in controllers and HMIs, more

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year winners, using IIoT to improve operations, IIoT's power found in controllers and HMIs, how to balance your PM workload, and universities bring knowledge and curiosity to Hannover were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

04/11/2016


Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles for April 4-10, covered the 2015 Product of the Year winners, using IIoT to improve operations, IIoT's power found in controllers and HMIs, how to balance your PM workload, and universities bring knowledge and curiosity to Hannover. Link to each article below. 

1. 2015 Product of the Year Award winners

Plant Engineering's 2015 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 52 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2016 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.

2. Use IIoT to improve operations

Data analysis software is the key to extracting insights and creating value from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opportunities in production facilities. In this article, find two implementation examples and the four needs of data analytics. 

3. IIoT's power found in controllers, HMIs

Many aspects of the IIoT are not breaking new ground. However, combining modern technologies will allow IIoT implementations to be designed and installed more quickly and at dramatically lower costs. 

4. How to balance your PM workload

Are you tired of that moth, quarter or year-end crunch to get your preventive maintenance (PM) work done? In this article, learn how to balance your PM workload and the fundamentals of the five step process. 

5. Universities bring knowledge, curiosity to Hannover

United States schools, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., will showcase their research and look to develop new partners. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, April 4-10, for articles published within the last two months. 

- Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com



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