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Feb. 22, 2023
What we’re reading this week, including using sensors to gauge machine health and optimize performance.

To stay abreast of industry trends, we, the editors, read countless articles and editorials written by experts from across verticals. We're always learning more about the people, technologies, and events that are making waves in the manufacturing space, and we want to share this information with you. In this brief, we’ll cite our sources and highlight columns and features that can help improve uptime at your plant. 

Equipment 

Multiple factors drive 2023 machinery investment plans [Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing]
Covid has taken its toll on the processing industry, including plastics manufacturing. Optimism within the sector seems to be waning, but this trepidation is not stopping companies from investing in machinery. This article showcases the results of Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing’s fourth annual survey of machinery buying plans.

Management 

Furthering the ESG Conversation [EHS Today]
Congratulations, you have implemented an environmental, social and governance (ESG) program. Now what? This article explains the concepts of materiality and double materiality, and how EHS professionals can develop ESG strategies necessary to aid in the success of their company’s ESG program.  

Predictive Maintenance 

Sensors monitor machine health for reliability [Control Design]
You’ve got questions, and the team of industry experts at Control Design have answers. In this article, a reader asks what types of sensors they should be utilizing to gauge machine health and optimize performance. The respondents offer advice on implementing PdM on a budget, selecting the right PdM tech, and choosing sensors that are useful for monitoring machine health. 

Technology 

What Types Of CNCs Will Smart Factories Need? [New Equipment Digest]
Selecting the right tool for your production line is paramount if you want to stay competitive, and this rule applies to CNCs too. Before selecting a new machine or deciding to upgrade your existing equipment, you need to assess your current and future needs and spend accordingly. 

Workforce

Passing the Leadership Torch Was Always Part of the Plan [Industry Week]
Change is scary but inevitable, especially in business. Companies, and management specifically, often don’t consider succession planning until it’s too late. This article offers advice to business owners on how to plan for a future that may not include them.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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