Archive | October, 2012

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5:53 pm
October 25, 2012
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My Take: Let's Get The Lead Out

Just ask ‘em… the two guys in the picture to the left. They made up our “2011 Maintenance & Reliability Innovator of the Year” Grand Prize-winning team. Going out on a limb here, I’m betting they would tell you that the prizes they won for their snazzy SNAP Tool innovation were nice, but the publicity […]

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5:50 pm
October 25, 2012
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Uptime: How To Improve Maintenance

“I’ve been in maintenance management a long time. It seems that the toughest part of my job lately has been making improvements in the way we do maintenance. And it’s not getting any easier. If anything, it’s tougher to find support for improving maintenance these days than it was ten years ago. So, how can […]

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5:45 pm
October 25, 2012
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For On The Floor: Dear Mr. President

Next month, we cast our votes for President of the United States. The timing of this call to civic duty creates a good opportunity to remind the winning candidate that the hardworking industrial community has good ideas on how to address some big issues. We offered Panelists the chance to share their thoughts on several […]

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5:24 pm
October 25, 2012
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Lubrication Checkup: Spooky Lube-Pump Failures

Symptom:  “Dear Dr. Lube, the automated grease-lubrication systems on our remote, continuously operating pump stations suffered intermittent failures last fall and spring. They seemed to shut down on their own accord, only to start up by themselves after many hours, whereupon they operated perfectly until the next incident (which could be hours or days later). Any […]

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4:57 pm
October 25, 2012
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Motor Doc's Hot Topics: Industrial Energy Update

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made industrial information, software, training, grants and resources available in the past. Given some recent updates to the agency’s Website, significantly more information is now available. The materials developed in relation to electric-motor applications have been put through extensive reviews by industrial teams and revised to reflect new […]

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