Archive | November, 2012

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November 16, 2012
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My Take

On The Road With An All-Star Team Of Experts Cold winds have already begun blowing across Chicagoland—early and often, like they always do. About this time each year, my thoughts start wandering off to warmer places. While Texas and Alabama typically get my nod, I currently have Florida on my mind. You should, too.

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November 16, 2012
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Uptime

SMRP: Make it Personal And Prepare For The Future SMRP, the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (“by professionals for professionals”) has been celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2012. Held in Orlando, FL, last month, this year’s annual conference wasn’t just a nod to two great decades, it was among the best of the best […]

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9:43 pm
November 16, 2012
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Now is probably as good time as any to take our motor management quiz. That’s because it’s true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By answering a few simple and timely questions, you can improve the operating efficiency of important motor-driven equipment such as pumps, fans, conveyors, blowers and air compressors. […]

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9:37 pm
November 16, 2012
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Don't Procrastinate…Innovate!

Dollars & Cents Vs. Dollars & Sense Championing maintenance-improvement projects in tough economic times isn’t easy. Many will recall the infamous 1990s downsizing era, when countless maintenance departments suffered deep cuts in their capital and operating budgets, which, in turn, lead to a crippling deferred maintenance approach. 

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November 16, 2012
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Automation Insider: Diagnostics Mark The (Trouble) Spot

Years ago, many of us took part in the “Great Fieldbus Wars” that raged across the automation side of manufacturing. If you worked on the maintenance and reliability side of an operation, you were either a bystander—essentially kept in the dark—or some type of “collateral damage” in these wars. Debates about the technical merits of […]

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