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Author:Christopher N. Winston, HSB Reliability Systems Group
The better and more consistently recording of repair activities is done, the greater potential for yielding greater and more specific information about an operation. From the very start, the implementation of a computerized maintenance management...
Wednesday, 01 January 2003 | 7143 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Chuck Humphrey, Highvec Canada Inc.
Corona is a serious issue in metal clad switchgear because of its highly destructive nature—it is the cause of most flashovers in the equipment. The fundamental cause is an electrical breakdown of air brought on mostly by an insulating...
Tuesday, 01 July 2003 | 4486 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Dave Humphrey, Allison Transmission
At its primary location in Indianapolis, IN, Allison Transmission, part of General Motors Corp., uses the Total Motor Maintenance (TMM) concept every day from motor inventory and delivery to testing and reliability of motors. PLANNED MAINTENANCE...
Saturday, 01 November 2003 | 2412 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
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 | 2145 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Dorothy Hellberg, Emerson Learning Solutions
While e-learning initiatives abound, traditional methods still form the core of training for maintenance personnel. Training professionals generally agree that different people learn in different ways, and the most effective training matches the...
Monday, 01 December 2003 | 1603 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Doug Gribble, UVLM
Implementing these common sense methods and practices will save time and effort, and lower costs. No two companies operate exactly the same way, and maintenance tasks are often performed differently. However, this article will present the...
Sunday, 01 June 2003 | 4810 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ernesto Wiedenbrug, Ph.D. Baker Instrument Co.
On-line technologies permit assessment of the entire motor system to facilitate troubleshooting. Maintenance experts agree that excessive heat causes rapid deterioration of motor winding insulation. The common rule states that insulation life is...
Tuesday, 01 April 2003 | 19050 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gary Johnson, National Technology Transfer
Educational system and training programs should be adjusted. The baby boom generation, the last one that produced significant numbers of craftspeople, is retiring. Between the retirements and the scarcity of entry-level craftspeople, we have a...
Sunday, 01 June 2003 | 2788 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 | 5325 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gino Palarchio, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
Today, most maintenance organizations lack entrepreneurship. What do I mean by this bold statement? Looking at the rate at which organizations adopt new technology, we see a wave-like pattern of personalities: 1. Leaders: a few...
Thursday, 01 May 2003 | 1601 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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