Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 18-24

Articles about the Lubrication Guide, motor repair, maintenance contracting, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 18-24. Were you out? You can catch up here.

06/25/2018


Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE MediaPlant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from June 18-24 covered the Lubrication Guide, motor repair, maintenance contracting, 3-D laser scanning, and forklifts.

1. 2018 Lubrication Guide

The science and art of lubrication often is as important as the mechanical functions it enables.

2. Motor repair or replacement? Start with a motor failure policy 

Fundamentals to help plants make the right decisions on motor failure policy include determining a motor's horsepower breakpoint and communicating a plan with the team.

3. Maintenance contracting: 6 steps to success

Hire experienced pros, but building a relationship also is important.

4. 3-D laser scanning benefits for renovating or expanding a facility 

Today’s technology makes certain projects more efficient and more accurate than ever before, which makes 3-D laser scanning are must-haves for modern-day food plant projects.

5. Propane forklifts — 3 myths and truths 

PERC discusses how propane remains a viable fuel

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, June 18-24, for articles published within the last two months. 

Susie Bak, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sbak@cfemedia.com.



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