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Author:Don Seiler, Reliability Management Group
This article first ran in the October 1999 issue of MT. It’s presented as this month’s Anniversary feature because clarity, consensus and commitment never go out of style.
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1469 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dr. Lube, for many years we have successfully run 85-140 gear oil in our lumber-mill gearboxes, with the exception of our worm gearboxes that fail twice a year. I believe this rate of failure is unacceptable.” [Edited for space.]...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1204 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, we’ve received a motor [for rebuild] that runs in a hot environment. Its bearings are sealed and the motor is encased in a tube with no access to lubricate the bearings periodically. The OEM specifies SHC 100 bearing...
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1318 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dr. Lube, AKA Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, we are looking to implement a lubrication-management program, and our engineering group has recommended the purchase of a specialized lubrication route/work-order software package. As we already have a CMMS...
Monday, 11 June 2012 | 1419 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dr. Lube, AKA Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, I have worked in fleet maintenance for many years and have always used multi-grade oils for engine oil changes, but have never questioned how they work. Could you explain? And what does the letter W stands for?”
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | 1417 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube, we’re looking for ways to reduce the significant purchase and disposal costs of lubricants used in our plant. Can you suggest some strategies for extending lubricant life? Diagnosis: If a lubricant is to lead a...
Friday, 14 December 2012 | 2910 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Enrique Mora, Consultant
It’s like building a house. Before you implement a world-class strategy, take a step back to ensure you can support it.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | 1654 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Frank Healy, Fluke Corporation
What you haven’t been able to see before now, probably has been biting you in a big way.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1683 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Frank Waterer, Schneider Electric
You can’t run safely and reliably without them. Here are some tips for ensuring these assessments pay off for your operations.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1998 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Gary Mintchell
Welcome to this new bi-monthly column focusing on how automation impacts maintenance and reliability. I’ve been Editor-in-Chief of Automation World magazine since it started in 2003. Prior to that, I had a career in manufacturing. I’ve known the...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1704 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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