Deployed anywhere and everywhere in a plant, today’s intelligent wireless technologies supply critical equipment and process information that end-users could only dream of in the past.
Revolutionary technologies safeguard your plant assets and everything associated with their performance. How much do you know about them?
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 […]
There’s more to selecting the right grease than you might have thought.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]