Archive | April, 2006

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6:15 am
April 2, 2006
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Viewpoint: Give Your Equipment A Jolt Of Productivity

John Kravontka, President, Fuss & O’Neill TPM Services Often, unknowingly, companies may be producing at only half of their potential because of ineffective equipment performance. The problem starts slowly. Companies may begin working around failed equipment and quality problems, believing it is the only way they can maintain production levels. Although they may start to […]

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6:13 am
April 2, 2006
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Racing For Reliability

Terry Wireman, C.P.M.M. Editorial Director This year,we made a conscious decision to use “Racing for Reliability” as the theme for MARTS, an annual event held in Rosemont, IL. It’s been a great choice given the fact that so many readers–and attendees–are NASCAR racing fans. On the other hand, is it realistic to link racing with […]

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6:09 am
April 2, 2006
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Preventive Maintenance Programs Are Valuable

Whether it’s performed on you in a doctor’s office, or on the assets in your plant or facility, the appropriate type of preventive maintenance can offer tremendous payback, not to mention real peace of mind. Preventive maintenance is the single most efficient and cost-reducing method available to a maintenance organization within any company. Period. But, […]

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5:20 am
April 2, 2006
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Creating Culture Change – A Pathway To Improved Reliability

Part II focused on what makes up an organization’s culture. This month, the author covers the crucial “Eight Elements of Change” and provides a survey to help readers build their own “Webs of Change.” Editors Note: This article is based on excerpts from Improving Maintenance and Reliability Through Cultural Change, a book by Stephen J. […]

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5:07 am
April 2, 2006
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Maintaining A Super Collider

Regular preventive maintenance at this jewel in the crown of America’s scientific research community demands super-sensitive, reliable and accurate instruments. Even the most complex equipment is still the sum of its parts, and those parts need regular preventive maintenance. That’s the philosophy followed by a guy named Mitch Adamus, senior technician at Fermi National Accelerator […]

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4:58 am
April 2, 2006
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Predictive Maintenance: Infrared Update

Thermographic inspections are an important part of any predictive maintenance program. This updated listing of suppliers is your guide to some of the top technologies and services in this “hot” market. Thermal imaging has evolved into a valuable diagnostic tool for predictive maintenance. By detecting problems as they develop, thermography allows corrective actions to be […]

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4:47 am
April 2, 2006
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Asset Management And Intelligent Maintenance

New approaches to maintenance challenges are helping companies get the job done and letting them be more proactive to boot! Outsourcing continues to be a contentious issue for the public. Even government officials are feeling the pressure as they try to cut bottom-line costs by outsourcing jobs overseas. Plant managers have been feeling similar pressures. […]

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