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Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
Circle December 1–3 on your calendar. Those are the dates for MAINTECH, a new conference and trade show for the maintenance and reliability community sponsored by Maintenance Technology Magazine. We plan to hold it twice a year,...
Thursday, 01 October 1998 | 1727 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
12. Time Warp
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
You don’t often get an opportunity to travel back in time but I could have sworn that was what happened to me during a recent weekend when I got caught up in Warpstock. As soon as I walked into the event’s exhibit area I was taken...
Sunday, 01 November 1998 | 1619 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Baldwin, Editor
At the recent executive member meeting of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals, representatives from host Shell Chemical Co. provided some insight into how they do maintenance and ensure reliability. One of their...
Tuesday, 01 December 1998 | 2243 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson
The "breakthrough strategy" discussed in my last column* works. Equipment becomes more reliable, costs go down, and behaviors change along the way. The key is focusing on results--the kind of results that will get people's attention on the plant...
Sunday, 01 March 1998 | 1695 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson
In nearly all of the 250 or so equipment-intensive plants and facilities I have visited, taught, and worked in over the past 30 years, I have observed the relationship between the skills of employees and the reliability ...
Monday, 01 June 1998 | 1575 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson
Working with many different types of manufacturing facilities seeking improvement programs around North America proves to be most insightful. We have been working with several locations to improve communications about equipment and...
Thursday, 01 October 1998 | 2114 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Brad Peterson, Strategic Asset Management Inc.
Maintenance through the past several decades was a relatively monolithic central function. It was usually staffed for peak activities, and often had excess capacity waiting for a breakdown to occur. With the advent of international...
Tuesday, 01 December 1998 | 2389 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Daniel L. Davis and Ronald Hemming, Maintenance Technologies International, LLC
Solid management process supported by CMMS can ensure that parts and materials are available and costs are documented. A plant's maintenance storeroom is set up to provide maintenance personnel with the parts and materials needed to keep the...
Monday, 01 June 1998 | 2265 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Drew D. Troyer, Entek IRD International
Relying on oil analysis simply to guide oil change decisions leaves lots of valuable information on the table about a machine’s health. Here is an overview. Historically, machine condition monitoring and predictive maintenance activities...
Wednesday, 01 July 1998 | 3120 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Eric R. Saller
As the number and importance of permanently installed vibration sensors increases, so does the importance of proper installation and operation. Proper sensor selection requires special attention to three main issues: sensor design, dynamic...
Thursday, 01 January 1998 | 1970 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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