By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Why do you do what you do, and what is it that brought you to wherever you are today? I’m referring to your job—whatever it may be—in the maintenance-related food chain. Yeah, yeah, money and health insurance sure do talk. That’s a given. Still, I’m betting that a lot of […]
By Gary Mintchell, Editorial Director “Are all those technologies real?” he asked (“he” being a maintenance pro listening to me speak about digital technologies during a MARTS 2013 session. I didn’t mind the interruption—in fact, I enjoy that type of interaction. My presentation, though, was intended to be a straightforward discussion on the benefits of reading […]
By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor “OK. We’ve tried all the maintenance and reliability technologies out there, and we’re still struggling with too many breakdowns and emergency repairs. After studying all the benefits of predictive maintenance, RCM and maintenance-management software, I thought we’d made the right decisions. What did we miss?” Many maintenance and reliability-improvement leaders […]
By Ron Marshall, for the Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) Most compressed air systems incorporate one or more deliberately installed “engineered air leaks” to drain water and lubricant from the system. Unfortunately, these devices often waste significant volumes of expensive air and, ultimately, energy. When air is compressed and cooled to atmospheric conditions (or dried, in the […]
By Rick Carter, Executive Editor Although our Reader Panel is on hiatus this month, MT hasn’t lost interest in research related to our readers’ jobs. As referenced in Editor Jane Alexander’s April “My Take” column, a recent online overview of the “most and least satisfied professions” based on Gallup survey information piqued our curiosity. It […]
Don’t exclude operators from your reliability strategy. They can (and should) play a critical role.
Mobile CMMS For Smartphones, Tablets and iPads No longer is your CMMS tied to a computer. According to MAPCON, its feature-rich Enterprise and On-Demand CMMS Software packages have gone mobile, saving time and money for users in countless ways. Consider, for example, how the company’s Mobile 9-1-1 Maintenance Dispatch Capability can improve your equipment-health-emergency response: […]