Archive | October, 2006

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October 2, 2006
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Viewpoint: Taking Aim On Your Business

I still find it truly amazing that aircraft high above the ground or racecars hurtling around a racetrack can have their engines monitored, diagnosed, tuned and possibly repaired from a remote location-often many thousands of miles away. Although this technology has been available for several years, the same is also happening more often now with […]

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October 2, 2006
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Uptime: Fundamentally Rethinking Maintenance And Reliability

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor For decades, our “industry” has been bringing in innovations to improve maintenance and reliability (M&R) processes. The list goes on and on: preventive maintenance (PM), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), planning and scheduling, various predictive/condition-based maintenance methods (PdM/CBM), reliability- centered maintenance (RCM), total productive maintenance (TPM), autonomous maintenance, life-cycle cost (LCC) […]

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October 2, 2006
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Predictive Maintenance Strategy from Rockwell Automation Helps Energy Supplier Maximize Output and Meet Growing Demand

Predictive Maintenance Strategy from Rockwell Automation Helps Energy Supplier Maximize Output and Meet Growing Demand Genesis Energy’s predictive maintenance strategy targets most critical equipment to ensure optimal availability With breathtaking terrain ranging from snowcapped mountains to lush lowland plains, New Zealand is often described as a paradise by those who have experienced its unique beauty. […]

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1:43 am
October 2, 2006
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Steps To Alter Our Manufacturing Culture And Solve The Reliability Paradox

Robert Taylor, SAPPI Fine Paper North America An interview with Robert “Bob” Taylor of SAPPI Fine Paper North America… We had an opportunity to catch up recently with Robert Taylor of SAPPI. He had authored a remarkably candid analysis of the state of reliability in manufacturing in the December 2003 issue of MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY and […]

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October 2, 2006
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Increasing Plant Uptime

Are you actually measuring your downtime? Even if you are, you might be missing opportunities that help beyond the correction of individual downtime events. It’s 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon. You’re the shift production supervisor, and you get a call from the press operator station. “We just had an overload trip on number four […]

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1:39 am
October 2, 2006
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Practicality In Plants, At A Time When It's More Important Than Ever Before

For a certainty, physical asset management is one of the keys to plant profitability-perhaps even the most important one.Much has been written about the topic, but John Mitchell’s Fourth Edition Physical Asset Management Handbook again follows the author’s tradition by giving both focus and direction to a seemingly overwhelming and broad subject. Mitchell’s handbook does […]

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1:32 am
October 2, 2006
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Lessons From The Crime Scene

When an equipment malfunction occurs, you need to do much more than simply “sweep up the glass” and get back to work. Expert systems can vastly improve your troubleshooting efforts. Law enforcement organizations have this down to a science. Arrive at any crime scene, and you’ll find yourself immediately in the midst of a flurry […]

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October 2, 2006
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7 Steps To Ensure Equipment Purchases Will Deliver

Better planning could help you get out of the “doing whatever it takes to make it work” mode. Wouldn’t that be nice? It’s an all-too-familiar scenario.A month ago, your head engineer purchased and installed a new widget press for the plant that you maintain. It’s the best in the business, they claim, capable of forming […]

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