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Author:Richard Elliott, P.E., Saturn Corp. and Jerry L. Shockey, CIRM, Electronic Data Systems
Here is how a maintenance assessment process can be used to collect benchmarking data to help improve internal processes. The usual goal of benchmarking with other companies is to compare processes and the costs associated with...
Sunday, 01 November 1998 | 2571 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Richard S. Rothschild
  Although no single portable computer is best for every application, chances are there is or soon will be a lightweight handheld unit that can fully serve any set of maintenance needs better, faster, and at less cost. Pen...
Sunday, 01 November 1998 | 3821 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert C. Hansen, P.E.
The Reliable Quantification Test can be used setting general acceptance standards for production equipment. MS Excel helps calculate MTBF values. Design and fabrication are critical steps in providing reliable equipment....
Wednesday, 01 July 1998 | 2754 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert C. Hansen
If overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) improvement is used as an aggressive business strategy, a productive manufacturing operation will evolve faster. Companies have used a variety of approaches to help...
Monday, 01 June 1998 | 3359 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert R. Viosca, HSB Reliability Technologies
Visual representation of steps necessary to reach top levels of maintenance and reliability performance. One issue that all companies deal with is what steps are needed to achieve world-class performance in their maintenance...
Monday, 01 June 1998 | 2503 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ron Moore, The RM Group
In May 1995, a company we will call ACME North America to protect its identity, began a focused effort to improve manufacturing performance at one of its major production facilities. Particular attention was given to improving plant reliability and...
Sunday, 01 February 1998 | 1700 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ron Moore, The RM Group
In many organizations, a heavy focus on cost cutting has led to a greater emphasis on the use of contractors as a potential solution for high labor costs. In recent years, maintenance in particular has received increased attention for replacing...
Sunday, 01 March 1998 | 1824 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ron Newport, Academy of Infrared Thermography
One of the most widespread myths of electrical maintenance is that the hot electrical connection highlighted by an infrared camera can always be fixed by tightening the connection. That may only make it worse. Despite the 30-year history and...
Sunday, 01 February 1998 | 5287 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ronald J. Hemming and Daniel L. Davis Maintenance Technologies International, LLC
The system you choose should have a routine for developing and scheduling PM tasks. Then you have to implement the CMMS. One very important aspect of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is its ability to handle preventive...
Friday, 01 May 1998 | 2434 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Tom Singer, Tompkins Associates, Inc.
Automatic data collection technologies are ready to enhance data entry for the information-driven maintenance organization.   An optical scanner reads a bar code that provides data about the equipment. Bar codes can also support work orders,...
Thursday, 01 October 1998 | 4179 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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