Archive | February, 2014

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February 21, 2014
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Lubrication Checkup: Grease-Gun Tips

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Symptom:   We must have at least a dozen different grease guns in our maintenance department. Some deliver more lubricant than others, yet our PMs call for a fixed amount of shots. Is this a problem?  Diagnosis:  There are no “standard” grease guns. While they may look similar, displacement and […]

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February 21, 2014
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Motor Decisions Matter: Motor Management Pays Off

By Ted Jones, Principal Program Mgr., Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) To meet corporate sustainability goals and boost the bottom line, many managers are being asked to reduce operating costs through improved energy efficiency. Because they represent roughly 66% of the electricity used in a typical factory, electric motors and motor-driven equipment are a good place […]

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February 21, 2014
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My Take: Energy-Efficiency Programs — One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor If you work in a small or medium-sized manufacturing (SMM) operation in the United States, you have plenty of company: According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), about 90% of manufacturing establishments fall into that category. While these types of enterprises only account for roughly 50% of […]

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February 21, 2014
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The Manufacturing Connection: Technology Matters For Asset Performance

By Gary Mintchell, Executive Director I am passionate about technology. Have been most of my life. But I have enough practical experience to know the limits of applying technology in manufacturing. During a busy week from the end of January through the first of February, I had the opportunity to witness the opening of a technology […]

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February 21, 2014
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The IFS Experience, presented by Maintenance Technology & Asset Performance

  IFS APPLICATIONS IS TEC CERTIFIED FOR ERP AND EAM/CMMS SOFTWARE To receive a TEC certification, the software vendor must submit a comprehensive request for information (RFI), which is thoroughly analyzed by a team of TEC analysts. The analysts evaluate the RFI using a variety of criteria, including the RFI’s consistency with information from outside […]

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