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July 8, 2014
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Two New Industrial Infrared Cameras Feature Wireless Connectivity and Easy Viewing

Fluke Corporation has expanded the Fluke Connect system with its new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras featuring wireless connectivity. According to the company, the  Ti90 and Ti95 deliver best-in-class image quality with up to 84% better spatial resolution (of handheld industrial infrared cameras priced $1000- $2000), thus allowing technicians to conduct infrared inspections from a safer distance without compromising […]

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July 1, 2014
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My Take: Celebrating Teamwork

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Early July typically marks a time of great celebration across the United States and anywhere else Americans may be, and for good reason. The opportunity to honor a nation’s birthday and the freedom it signifies is priceless. In this month’s column, though, I ask you to join with me in […]

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July 1, 2014
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Forward Observations: What’s in a NAME?

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor In this award-happy society, it’s nice to know that in our industry, several awards still carry some weight. Among this elite group, perhaps the weightiest is the North American Maintenance Excellence Award, known simply as the NAME Award. This is not only because it recognizes the many great (and often […]

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July 1, 2014
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate: Invest In Your #1 Asset — Your Master Data

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor In the world of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) and EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) systems, the entire business of asset maintenance management, asset availability, reliability and maintainability hinges on data integrity. And it all starts with accurate closing of work orders against the correct asset at the right level. But […]

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July 1, 2014
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Workforce Training Issues: The Tide is Turning

By Michael I. Callanan, Executive Director, National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (NJATC) In my previous columns for Maintenance Technology (January and April 2014), I discussed the changing nature of apprenticeship and the multiple challenges that the model faces as it strives to remain an important and viable part of the […]

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July 1, 2014
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Uptime: Help Select Next-Gen Maintenance & Reliability Leaders

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Last month’s Uptime column (“Wanted: Maintenance & Reliability Leaders”) defined job roles and presented a draft “Maintenance and Reliability Career Ladder” as a starting point. As noted in that column, we have an opportunity and an obligation to select and develop our future maintenance and reliability (M&R) leaders. Who are […]

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June 24, 2014
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Disney, Water Treatment and More at Siemens Automation Summit

By Gary Mintchell Siemens US held its Automation Summit June 24-26 in Orlando. Anton Huber, Siemens AG CEO of the Industry Automation Division discussed the digital revolution and Industry 4.0. Amid the challenges of accelerating time to market, competitive pressure to continuously reduce costs, and attaining higher levels of quality the complexity of manufacturing increases. […]

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June 19, 2014
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Manufacturing Connection: Focus on the Big Picture

By Gary Mintchell, Executive Director Why do we have trouble focusing on problems that we know will happen, but will only occur in the future? Maybe that future is next year. Maybe five years. Still, we would rather devote our time on pressing problems of the moment. The urgency needed to solve tomorrow’s problems can […]

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