Archive | July, 2004

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July 2, 2004
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Creating Reliable Equipment Information

Deficiencies in the integrity of equipment data and difficulties in accessing this data are costing asset-intensive companies millions of dollars a year in equipment downtime and business inefficiencies. Waste in the work management processes appears in the form of extended searches for parts and materials; wasted effort due to missing, inaccurate or out-of-date equipment data; […]

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July 2, 2004
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Maintenance Information Systems

Directory of EAM/CMMS software for maintenance and reliability organizations. Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) are essential to most maintenance and reliability strategies irrespective of plant size. The software must manage and optimize reliability and performance of plant physical assets and maintenance operations, support a company’s business process, and be tied […]

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2:19 am
July 2, 2004
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Online Privacy: Send the Spies Packing

Do you ever get the feeling someone is watching you? If you spend much time surfing the Internet, it is quite possible that someone is watching you, or at least watching your online behavior. Some companies secretly install software on your computer system that tracks what Web sites you go to under the theory they […]

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1:12 am
July 2, 2004
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Temperature Monitoring Is Key To Motor Reliability

Regularly checking the operating temperature of each critical motor will pay dividends. It is no secret that heat kills electric motors. But it is easy to forget that exceeding the rated operating temperature by as little as 10 C (18 F) can shorten the life of a three-phase induction motor by half. The first step […]

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6:18 pm
July 1, 2004
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Creating Reliable Equipment Information

Deficiencies in the integrity of equipment data and difficulties in accessing this data are costing asset-intensive companies millions of dollars a year in equipment downtime and business inefficiencies. Waste in the work management processes appears in the form of extended searches for parts and materials; wasted effort due to missing, inaccurate or out-of-date equipment data; […]

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July 1, 2004
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Improved Storage Leads to Improved MRO

Maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) is central to just about every type of manufacturing facility—with responsibilities that usually encompass both facilities maintenance, and machine repair and maintenance. An organized, smooth-running MRO department can keep a company operating efficiently, while an MRO department that is disorganized, inefficient, and ineffective can have negative ramifications that touch just […]

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July 1, 2004
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Do Not be Misled by OEE

Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has been used as one of the more important maintenance metrics since total productive maintenance (TPM) came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. OEE is the primary measure used in TPM to identify and quantify the major equipment-related losses and a metric for […]

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5:36 pm
July 1, 2004
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Parallel Alignment

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor The 2004 Directory of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software lists major offerings. I recently had an opportunity to visit the headquarters of two of the companies listed and the people I talked to there echoed some of the things I have been hearing from […]

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