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2013/August
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Problem-Solving And Culture Change “We keep having equipment problems (not the same equipment all the time, but the same causes on the same shift almost every time). We know what we need to do from a reliability perspective, BUT we can’t get...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 780 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Contributing Editor Gary Mintchell
Put Your Assets To Work Last month, I went into detail about HART Communication technology and how the embedded diagnostics could help maintenance and reliability professionals do a better job—if only they knew about how to tap into this...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 588 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Dr. Lube, aka Ken Bannister
Symptom: “We are currently implementing a plant-wide ‘equipment reliability’ initiative promoting a tangible increase in failure reduction, life-cycle improvement and asset availability. We employ many automated lubrication systems and would...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 679 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Enrique Santacana, President & CEO, ABB North America
If it seems like it’s taking a long time for the U.S. to rebound from the Great Recession, that’s because it is. In fact, the pace of this recovery is about half that of others experienced since the end of World War II, but it also seems weaker....
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 627 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
5. My Take
2013/August
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
What’s Holding Up The Show Now? As I’ve always said, MT’s August issue with its annual “Executive Outlook” section is my favorite one to put out each year. That’s because I get to move somewhat beyond my comfort zone of technical and...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 663 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Jay A. Burnette, President, Waukesha Bearings Corporation
Answering the question of “what’s holding up our long-awaited economic recovery” could be a sensitive subject. Thoughts of the logjam in Washington, budget sequestration along with fiscal and monetary policy all come to mind. In the interest...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 607 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Martin Robinson, CEO, IRISS, Inc.
The Call For Holistic Maintenance Training I have attended many courses during my 30-plus years in maintenance. I started as a combat fleet engineer in the military and, after 18 years, I then worked as a test engineer specializing in prototype...
Monday, 19 August 2013 | 895 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:Mike Laszkiewicz, Vice President & General Manager, Power Control Business, Rockwell Automation, and Chair, Manufacturing Council
The United States enjoys a proud tradition as a global leader in the manufacturing sector. This leadership has been fueled by bright ideas, a progressive approach to technology and a spirit of pride and entrepreneurship. Our national and economic...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | 845 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:MT Staff
Pneumatic Safety Panel The Vertiguard Automated Barrier Panel from Frommelt Safety is a bottom-up pneumatic unit that provides physical separation between machine operators and manufacturing processes. An alternative to light curtains or area...
Monday, 19 August 2013 | 555 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
2013/August
Author:MT Staff
Temperature-Measurement Resource A new book, The Engineer’s Guide to Industrial Temperature Measurement, is now available from Emerson. According to the company, this new, free “go-to” resource can be ordered as a printed book, viewed...
Monday, 19 August 2013 | 844 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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