By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Classes are back in session for children across the country. Wherever they are, I hope all those bright, shiny faces are paying attention, and not just in their crucial STEM-related courses (science, technology, engineering, math). Invaluable life skills can be gleaned from all areas of study. The trouble is, not all […]
By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor In our culture, there are certain images and symbols that need little explanation: They’re intuitive. This includes some used in the workplace. Have we become too dependent on them?
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor “Al, bent over the wheel, kept shifting eyes from the road to the instrument panel, watching the ammeter needle, which jerked suspiciously, watching the oil gauge and the heat indicator. And his mind was cataloguing weak points about the car. He listened to the whine, which might be the rear […]
Improving your plant’s reliability is a gift that keeps on giving. In implementing effective motor management practices, you make your job as a maintenance professional easier by improving operating and production performance, lowering maintenance costs and reducing equipment downtime. The first step toward greater relia-bility is to conduct a plant-wide motor survey that records basic, […]
By Gary Mintchell, Editorial Director This month’s column is the third installment in a series on how modern digital technologies help maintenance and reliability professionals and plant management improve performance. (The previous installments discussed HART Communication protocol and FDT.)
Test Fluorescent Lamps, Pins And Voltage With One Pocket-Sized Tool Amprobe® has introduced the LT-10 Lamp Tester, a lightweight, pocket-sized tool that takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting fluorescent fixtures. According to the company, the one-button device can verify in seconds whether fluorescent bulbs are operational prior to installation or removal, making it well-suited for […]
A cross-disciplinary team used probability and “R” correlations in its hunt for the actual problem and effective solutions.