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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 | 2663 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 | 1819 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/October
Author:Joe Bruno, Reliability Maintenance Institute, SKF Industrial Services Center
As part of a recent reliability program, a U.S. lumber plant held a series of machine reliability and vibration technology seminars for its maintenance staff. Afterward, a newly trained maintenance technician identified 10 of the plant's most...
Monday, 01 October 2001 | 2963 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/October
Author:R. Scot Foss, Plant Air Technology
Defining how air is used helps avoid fixing $100 problems with $50,000 solutions. The amount of energy required to operate a compressed air system is based not only on how much air is consumed in demand, but how it is used. The relationship...
Monday, 01 October 2001 | 1632 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/October
Author:Ricky Smith, Life Cycle Engineering
Filtration pump and hydraulic reservoir modifications can reduce maintenance effort and increase reliability. Preventive maintenance of a hydraulic system is basic and simple and if followed properly can eliminate most hydraulic component...
Monday, 01 October 2001 | 1802 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2001/October
Author:Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor
Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor There are three futures—the possible future, the probable future, and the preferred future. That's what Glen Hiemstra says. He is the futurist I quoted here last month. He dismisses the possible and...
Monday, 01 October 2001 | 2457 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more


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