Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 21-27: diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, more

Articles about diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, the economy's effect on the manufacturing industry, and choosing the right PLC panel were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 21-27. Were you out? You can catch up here.

11/28/2016


Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from November 21-27, covered diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, the economy's effect on the manufacturing industry, and choosing the right PLC panel. Link to each article below.

1. 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.

2. 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

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

3. Five safety tips when working near electricity

There is real potential for injury or death associated with electrical accidents and it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid these dangers.

4. The economy's effect on the manufacturing industry

Manufacturers will have to continue to improve the efficiency of processing equipment and techniques in order to keep up with the economy's attitudes and expectations.

5. Choosing the right PLC panel

Programming logic controller (PLC) panels come in almost every shape and size with some of them being freestanding and others being wall-mounted and choosing the right solution for a particular application can be difficult.

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



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