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Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“OK, you got my attention with last month’s Uptime column, ‘The World’s Best Maintenance Tool’ (i.e., detailed work instructions). I see now that our PM work instructions are sorely lacking in details, leaving a lot to the mechanic’s...
Monday, 16 July 2012 | 2496 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:By Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, the automated grease-lubrication systems on our remote, continuously operating pump stations suffered intermittent failures last fall and spring. They seemed to shut down on their own accord, only to start up by...
Thursday, 25 October 2012 | 930 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:By Gary Mintchell
Years ago, many of us took part in the “Great Fieldbus Wars” that raged across the automation side of manufacturing. If you worked on the maintenance and reliability side of an operation, you were either a bystander—essentially kept in the...
Friday, 16 November 2012 | 1090 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:By Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge
Your air compressors won’t last forever. At some point in your career, you could be involved in specifying a compressor for a new application or deciding to repair or replace an old one that has failed. Let’s assume you had not thought about the...
Thursday, 25 October 2012 | 1172 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:By Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge
When times are tight, it can be tempting to skimp on the maintenance associated with your compressed air system. Replacement of parts and consumables associated with compressor lubrication, filtration and belt-drives are items that are sometimes put...
Friday, 14 December 2012 | 1422 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Christer Idhammar, Founder & CEO, IDCON, Inc.
I’ll answer my question: Yes, I think most maintenance organizations are overstaffed—but not necessarily with their own personnel. Many of these organizations just seem to use more total maintenance hours than necessary. (Total maintenance hours...
Monday, 16 July 2012 | 1403 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Darrell Carmichael, Brady Corp.
Filling the void when seasoned employees retire or move on from your operations calls for clarification, clarification, clarification. Here’s where a picture may truly be worth a thousand words.
Friday, 14 September 2012 | 1548 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dave Berube, Life Cycle Engineering
Pushback forces you to do a better job of selling and implementing new ideas.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1758 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dave K. Banerjea, President & CEO, CyberMetrics Corporation
While there’s some evidence that offshore manufacturing is slowing and, in some cases, reversing to onshoring, in my opinion, the practice of offshoring U.S. manufacturing and service jobs will continue in the coming years. Growing up and...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 1068 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Don Bridges, JANA, Inc.
Technology is making it easier than ever for operations to document and organize critical technical information.
Thursday, 25 October 2012 | 1295 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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