Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: December 12-December 18: 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Top Plant, more

Articles about 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, diagnosing bearing failures beyond root cause analysis, 2016 Top Plant: a focus on people and culture, transformers being key to safety in electrical systems, and air casters being a reason to look at existing technology were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 12-December 18. Were you out? You can catch up here.

12/19/2016


Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from December 12-December 18, covered 2016 Product of the Year Finalists, diagnosing bearing failures beyond root cause analysis, 2016 Top Plant: a focus on people and culture, transformers being key to safety in electrical systems, and air casters being a reason to look at existing technology. Link to each article below.

1. 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

View the 114 Finalists across 15 categories; cast your vote for the 2016 Product of the Year 

2. Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

Take a 'CSI' approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured.

3. 2016 Top Plant: A focus on people and culture

While much of the U.S. automotive industry was struggling to survive the aftermath of the most recent recession, MFC Netform, the 2016 Plant Engineering Top Plant winner, held its own.

4. Transformers are key for safety in any electrical system

Proper installation and maintenance of an electrical system's components help keep the working environment safe while extending the life of the equipment.

5. Air casters: 7 reasons to take a fresh look at an existing technology

If you're looking for high maneuverability, safety, and ease of use when it is time to move heavy loads, take a look at air casters. 

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, December 12-December 18, for articles published within the last two months.

-Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.



Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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