Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 26-April 1

Articles about time-sensitive networking, the 2018 Maintenance Study, IIoT, artificial intelligence, and reducing manufacturing waste were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 26-April 1. Were you out? You can catch up here.

04/02/2018


Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 26-April 1Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from March 26-April 1 covered time-sensitive networking, the 2018 Maintenance Study, IIoT, artificial intelligence, and reducing manufacturing waste.

1. TSN solves measurement and control challenges

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is an evolution of standard Ethernet and adds the bounded latency and guaranteed bandwidth provided by hard real-time Ethernet, which is crucial as more devices are connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

2. Plant Engineering 2018 Maintenance Study

7 key findings on facility maintenance

3. IIoT in the plant: three ways to profit

Business goals and organization must align to succeed.

4. Three artificial intelligence and robotics trends

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics can create a potent combination. AI has the ability to make robots smart, learn quicker, and use the cloud to reduce information load on physical servers.

5. Six ways to reduce waste in a manufacturing process

Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. Six tips on how waste enters the process and how to monitor it are highlighted.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 26-April 1, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.



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