Archive | 2013


12:06 am
December 20, 2013
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My Take: Bringing Home A Bad Report Card

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor December rolled in with a big chill for many parents this year. I’m not referring to the weather, but to all-over-the-news reports of recently released standard test results showing (sigh) that American high-school students are continuing to lag behind their European and Asian counterparts in math, science and reading. According […]


11:43 pm
December 19, 2013
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ISO 55000 Management Systems: Part II — The People Side

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor “In our company we often talk about the importance of leadership and teamwork in the functioning of maintenance organizations and even in the bigger picture, the success of the company. How will leadership and teamwork play out in ISO 55001 Asset Management – Management Systems – Requirements?” Great question. ISO […]


11:40 pm
December 19, 2013
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For On The Floor: Spare Advice

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor Things have come a long way from the days when spare-parts hoarding and stashing was not only common practice, but often the only guarantee that items would be on hand when needed. This still happens, of course, but with less frequency and is frowned upon. Advances in electronic parts tracking […]


11:35 pm
December 19, 2013
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Automation Insider: Achieving Operational Excellence

By Gary Mintchell, Executive Director Since joining Applied Technology Publications and the Maintenance Technology team the first of September, I’ve been studying, talking with people and trying to anticipate where the industry is going so we can best serve all of our clients. You will see many improvements in the coming months as we work […]


11:19 pm
December 19, 2013
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Lubrication Checkup: Gearbox Overheating

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Symptom:   “We’ve recently noticed that one of our critical gearboxes has started to run so hot that it can be barely touched by hand. It’s normally just warm to the touch. How detrimental is this situation, and what can we do about it?”  Diagnosis:  Judging by your description of […]


11:10 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: American Trainco

For over 10 years, American Trainco has worked tirelessly to help companies all over the U.S. and Canada limit downtime at their facilities and create safe work environments for their employees. We provide live, instructor-led training seminars in public settings or privately at your facility for maintenance personnel in large buildings, plants and industrial facilities. […]