Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014

Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014, including articles about high-voltage fault, apps for engineers, military veterans entering the manufacturing industry, the 2013 Salary Survey, and new Rockwell software.


1. Sniffing out an intermittent high-voltage fault


Application Update: Troubleshoot a high-voltage electrical fault and see recommended solutions.

2. Apps for Engineers: Parts and pricing, voltage measurements, mechanical formulas

CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS operation systems, created by various companies. This month, gain access to a CTC controller, a parts and pricing app, wireless voltage measurements, and mechanical formulas.

3. To serve and to manufacture

Veterans are trained, disciplined, and task-oriented. They sound like just what manufacturing needs today. How do we get them into our ranks?

4. 2013 Salary Survey: New challenges for an aging workforce

Manufacturing seen as more secure, but needing more young workers

5. Software measures safety culture and compliance, advises of needed changes

Rockwell Automation Safety Maturity Index online software tool helps companies understand current level of safety performance and the steps needed to improve safety and profitability.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on during the week of Feb. 24 – March 2, 2014

- Jessica DuBois-Maahs, Jordan Schultz, associate content managers, CFE Media,,


No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
Industrial wireless cyber security: More complex than black and white; IIoT at the I/O level; Process modeling; Cyber security research
Robotic advances: Software, form factors; System-based ROI; Embedded control; MES and information integration; SCADA and cyber security; Position sensor; Controller, I/O module
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security
Cyber security attack: The threat is real; Hacking O&G control systems: Understanding the cyber risk; The active cyber defense cycle