Archive | September, 2008

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Solution Spotlight: Equipment Reliability Made Visual

Seeing is not only believing, it’s about doing things right! We’re seeing it throughout industry. In lean operations, where a major focus is on maximizing overall equipment effectiveness, reliabilityfocused maintenance practices have taken their place alongside 5S and Standard Work concepts as a cornerstone of world-class organizations. Just as 5S is used to stabilize the […]

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Continuously Monitoring A Hungry Giant

Even though it’s the smart thing to do, in many applications and locations, continuous remote monitoring of critical equipment hasn’t always been feasible. Those days are gone. Holland, MI is home to a regional leader in the recycling and processing of metal, paper and plastic. This company services the area of western Michigan with approximately […]

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Communications: The Peer Partnership

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor “Equipment Maintenance problems do not belong to the maintenance manager; equipment maintenance problems do not belong to the maintainer; equipment maintenance problems, once accepted for investigation and repair by the maintenance department, belong to the maintenance team.” One of the hallmarks of a successful maintenance operation is its cognitive ability to […]

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Uptime: Training, Qualification, Multi-Skill & Pay-For-Skills…

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor The 1980s saw record levels of industrial-based skills training and development. The WWII generation was reaching retirement age and Baby-Boomers were moving into jobs vacated by their parents. This generational handoff left industries that had not seriously prepared for the transition with a looming “skills shortage.” The resulting “training boom” spawned […]

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MT News

News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community IRISS ANNOUNCES TIM ROHRER AS NEW VP OF SALES & MARKETING IRISS inc. has promoted Tim Rohrer vice president, sales & marketing. In his new position, Rohrer will be responsible for IRISS® brand marketing and sales initiatives, managing a worldwide sales team, with […]

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Large Motor Maintenance: Basics For Machine Reliability

If your operations rely on these workhorse machines, you may want to brush up on their care and feeding. The true workhorses of industry, electric motors, provide the means to convert electrical energy into a meaningful and measurable output. Because they are so prevalent and critical to industry, the ability to accurately diagnose, predict and […]

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Maintenance Of Fuses & Circuit Breakers In Selectively Coordinated Systems

These systems are crucial for quite a number of reasons. Their regular maintenance should be a top priority around your operations. As with so many other aspects of electrical systems, in order to ensure selective coordination in a system, the overcurrent protective device scheme must be properly engineered, installed and maintained. Even if a system […]

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Part II: How Clean Is The New Oil In Your Equipment?

How much do you know about the blending process and its effect on oil cleanliness? Is that where the trouble starts? There are many different lubricant blenders in the U.S.—some very large and some small. In this series, the general practices of large, major oil company blenders and some of the medium-size specialty lubricant suppliers […]

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