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Motor repair shops, whether in the plant or commercial facilities outside the plant, should be able to furnish vibration data on repaired motors for use in condition monitoring or predictive maintenance programs. A requirement for such data is being...
Saturday, 01 November 1997 | 8622 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin Editor
The secret is out. The cat is out of the bag. Companies are using off-the-shelf software packages to control expensive inventories of spare parts and to track purchase orders. Somecompanies are using the software to collect equipment failure data...
Thursday, 01 May 1997 | 1862 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin Editor
User group meetings and workshops are a bargain. The host wins because there is an opportunity to learn from users and to promote upgrades and ancillary products. Users win because they learn more about the features and benefits of the product and...
Sunday, 01 June 1997 | 1891 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
We hear a lot about empowerment. I believe the word is used too often and in too many situations, so much in fact that its meaning is beginning to drift. Bored workers see empowerment as nothing more than another hollow platitude espoused by top...
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 | 1874 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
George Lucas's three Star Wars films are very important to me. I had the pleasure of viewing each one in a large theater with my children. The films provided our family with entertainment experiences to be savored for the rest of our lives. The...
Tuesday, 01 April 1997 | 1918 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
Today, few people question the potential rewards of predictive or condition-based maintenance. But why does this modern approach to maintenance deliver spectacular results in one plant yet fall short in a similar plant? According to Ralph...
Tuesday, 01 July 1997 | 1905 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
Last month when I discussed two massive monuments to a bygone industrial era, the Cornish pumping engine and the Quincy mine steam hoist, I noted that the romantic good old days were not all that good. But people still wish for simpler times when...
Wednesday, 01 October 1997 | 1952 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
Over the years I have collected scraps of information from articles, technical papers, conference sessions, and conversations in the maintenance community. On occasion those bits seem to form patterns such as the Seven Ps of PM. Panic Maintenance:...
Friday, 07 November 1997 | 2118 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
When companies shift their focus from maintenance and repair to reliability and maintainability (R&M), interesting things happen. Maintenance costs go down and equipment availability goes up. The need for capital and spare parts inventory...
Monday, 01 December 1997 | 1967 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson
Old tried-and-true training methods often fail to achieve the desired results in today's maintenance and reliability improvement environment. Much has changed in recent years because of workforce in transition, skills shortages, new equipment...
Tuesday, 01 April 1997 | 1842 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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