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Author:Don Holley, National Instruments Corp.
OPC Foundation is removing barriers between traditionally proprietary factory floor devices, systems, and other manufacturing software. One of the most notable trends in manufacturing today is the desire to integrate real-time operating and...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 2143 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Collecting failure data to calculate mean time between failures (MTBF) in order to determine accurate maintenance task intervals is wrong and should not be done. MTBF is a measure of reliability. It is a measurement of the time between two ...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 5313 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:John Rasberry, Measured Maintenance Management Consultants, Inc
A new equipment project that is properly designed, installed, and operated can be efficiently maintained post commissioning. When a project installs new equipment in a plant, mill, or an oilfield, whose job is it to set up the preventive and...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 1624 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Joseph C. Pearson and Dilip A. Pandya, United States Postal Service
New installation provides information not readily available previously that identifies and rectifies potential problems directly related to VFD components. In installation of 97 variable frequency drives (VFDs) at the New Jersey International...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 2131 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Mike Laszkiewicz, Rockwell Automation
Gaining and sustaining management support for MRO strategies As economic conditions continue to redefine manufacturing business strategy, companies are searching for innovative and practical solutions that allow them to reduce costs and boost...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 1856 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
The blackout of August 14, 2003 was a sharp reminder of the essential nature of electricity and just how dependent we are on its very existence. Much of the electrical equipment in an industrial facility requires high-quality electricity; it...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 2223 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
Portable instruments for checking electrical systems With facilities dependent on a steady supply of electric power and continuous operation of electric motors, any disruptions in these processes could prove disastrous to a company’s...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 2437 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor
Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor Almost every production and maintenance operation I know is under pressure from management to reduce costs. My impression of the pervasiveness of cost cutting was reinforced at the recent Maintenance...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 1605 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Terrence O'Hanlon,
For anyone who reads this column on a regular basis, you know that I rally against spam. I define spam as a commercial e-mail message that did not come from a list that I subscribe to or do business with. The other common element is that the ...
Wednesday, 01 October 2003 | 1751 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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