These days, manufacturing facilities face a constant battle to find new ways to increase productivity while lowering or maintaining operating costs. When you’re in charge of maintenance you have to adapt quickly to changing production and business demands, while still considering your operations and, of course, your bottom line. Reducing operating costs and managing the risk of downtime is a big part of the job. A review of hydraulic fluids can go a long way to helping meet this goal. Continue Reading →
A leading plastic-injection company planned to install variable frequency drives (VFDs) on its chiller pumps to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. These drives are increasingly popular in the HVAC industry because of their ability to economically meet changing load demands, making them ideal for fluid and air-flow applications. Continue Reading →
By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor
Here it is, the first week of October and I’ve already packed my bags for a trip out to Phoenix in early November.
By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
“What about counterfeit electrical and electronic repair parts? We’ve seen some really suspicious parts and packaging and some pretty scary failures.”
The following is a question received by the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) from a concerned electrical- controls programmer. Queries such as these are commonly a result of someone participating in a CAC training event and learning about efficiency measures.
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By Rick Carter, Executive Editor
In April, Maintenance Technology Reader Panelists offered their views on personal certifications such as CMRP and CLS. Here, they reflect on the value and impact of company certification to standards that address operational management issues, such as those from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and others.