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2001/July
Author:David R. Bell, SmartSignal, Inc.
What are the hidden costs of downtime? This article explains how to calculate them using company financial information and simple rules of thumb. Industrial assets, from complex manufacturing plants to remote and mobile capital equipment, are...
Sunday, 01 July 2001 | 5444 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/July
Author:Derold Davis and Joe Mikes, Westin Engineering
The root cause of most problems with maintenance information systems can be traced to the early stages of the selection and implementation process. Here are some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. Consider this scenario: Three computerized...
Sunday, 01 July 2001 | 5163 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/August
Author:Derold Davis and Joe Mikes, Westin Engineering
To select a CMMS that is the best fit for functional and business needs, define the business process and IT requirements; then choose a reputable, stable vendor. More CMMS implementations fail than succeed. According to a 1998 study by The...
Wednesday, 01 August 2001 | 2457 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/October
Author:Derold Davis and Joe Mikes, Westin Engineering
Take implementation one step at a time. Skipping steps will increase costs and lengthen the process. If someone claims he can implement a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in six months or less, there is a good chance something...
Monday, 01 October 2001 | 2673 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/November
Author:Dr. Link Jaw, Scientific Monitoring, Inc.
The significance of condition-based maintenance (CBM) and equipment health management (EHM) extends beyond equipment monitoring and repair into enterprise management and business intelligence. Misconceptions usually surround difficult issues just...
Thursday, 01 November 2001 | 1853 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/June
Author:Eric McDonald, O'Brien Partition Co.
Any work goes smoother in the right environment, and maintenance and reliability office operations are no exception. Flexible modular buildings can provide the ideal solution for a maintenance office or lab. Here are some issues to be considered....
Friday, 01 June 2001 | 1856 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/May
Author:Eric Saller, IMI Sensors, Division of PCB Piezotronics
Because process monitoring systems are widely used in many plants, vibration channels can be added at a fraction of the cost of dedicated on-line condition monitoring systems. Predictive maintenance techniques have proven to...
Tuesday, 01 May 2001 | 2338 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/June
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Your company probably has an extensive preventive maintenance (PM) program in place. In spite of all the PMs, you are still finding that well over 50 percent of your maintenance work is reactive maintenance. Sound familiar? This is a very common...
Friday, 01 June 2001 | 3905 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/October
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Why is maintenance often viewed as being at the bottom of the totem pole in an organization, when in fact it is the most critical function as pertains to product output, quality, safety, and environmental integrity? Is it because many maintenance...
Monday, 01 October 2001 | 1830 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/March
Author:Gino T. Palarchio, Ivara Corp.
I have come to the conclusion in my most recent 2 year career in consulting that we have a tendency to over complicate maintenance and reliability as it relates to performance. You will have to excuse me up front for my...
Thursday, 01 March 2001 | 3104 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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