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Author:Derold Davis and Joe Mikes, Westin Engineering
Optimizing a CMMS purchase requires purpose and dedication from beginning to end. The effectiveness of maintenance can make the difference between success and insolvency, between limping by financially and organizational excellence. Many...
Tuesday, 01 January 2002 | 2156 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Devin D. Biehler, Ingersoll-Rand Co.
One of the easiest ways to determine if a portable compressor is right for your job is to look at its "design margin." This is the ideal operating level of a machine. Not to be confused with the maximum output of the engine, the design margin is the...
Sunday, 01 September 2002 | 3711 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Doc Palmer
In spite of the plant burning down? Well, not really. But victories are won on the shop floor every day by honoring the schedule even when new reactive work arises. The operator and the maintenance supervisor are teammates and both have to work...
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 | 2276 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Frank P. Ward, QBIC III Systems, Inc.
In order to accurately track costs, measure the benefits of implementation, and produce high-quality management reports, a computerized maintenance management system must be tied to the business manager's main tool. By any objective standard,...
Sunday, 01 December 2002 | 2779 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
The majority of us are working in a competitive market, and many who have historically not been in that situation are going to be soon (just look at the deregulation going on in the utility industry). It is more important than ever that we...
Tuesday, 01 January 2002 | 1606 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Capital-intensive companies today are realizing the importance of maximizing asset reliability. It is no longer enough to focus on traditional maintenance objectives such as minimizing repair costs and improving the efficiency of work execution. By...
Monday, 01 April 2002 | 1854 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
In my last Viewpoint ("Maximizing Asset Reliability Requires Reliability Driven Maintenance," April 2002), I introduced a maintenance business process which I call the Reliability Driven Maintenance Process and identified its four stages: plan,...
Monday, 01 July 2002 | 1868 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Is your company guilty of continually creating new improvement initiatives every few years or, even worse, what we sometimes hear as the next management flavor of the month? There are some very good reasons why this happens: 1. Due to growing...
Sunday, 01 December 2002 | 1679 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:James I. Taylor
The dumbing-down of vibration analysis may be described best as "the exploitation of human weakness." The following examples are not all inclusive, but they may help in understanding the problem: Advertising, education, and living have ingrained...
Friday, 01 November 2002 | 1999 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Jim Foley, Kaiser Aluminum
Kaiser Aluminum identifies process improvement opportunities by tracking delays, no matter how small. Virtually any facility working with complex machinery to produce a large amount of goods will experience production delays. With a sizeable plant...
Saturday, 01 June 2002 | 2274 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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