VIP Services is a mobile app and maintenance tool designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity. By Michelle Segrest, Contributing Editor Four years ago, a longtime customer of Wunderlich-Malec (Minnetonka, MN) approached the engineering service provider about the possibility of a paperless solution for its maintenance operations. “Our customer was faced with their labor force retiring […]
According to AIMM Technologies (AIMM), its Hydrokinetics cleaning technology can clean what’s typically been considered “un-cleanable” interiors of piping, tubes, lines and process equipment in plastics, chemical, refining, offshore and other facilities. Based on the induction of “sonic resonance” into a cleaning water stream, Hydrokinetics has been shown to be capable of doing with a hydroblasting, […]
Martin Engineering’s Walk the Belt Program provides regularly scheduled reviews of belts, cleaners, tracking, chutes, dust control and other components from experienced specialists with the training and expertise to maximize productivity and reduce downtime. Featuring immediate transfer of data and photos to facility managers, the program establishes an evolving record of each belt for current […]
This insight from a real-world user of contract services could help make your future projects more successful.
By Rick Carter, Executive Editor Repair or replace? When the answer is “repair,” today’s maintenance pros usually know right away if the work can be done on-site with in-house staff or if an outside service contractor is needed. When contractors get the nod (as they increasingly do) maintenance teams like to think their equipment is […]
Manufacturers have long contracted out various facets of their maintenance work. They do this because contractors can provide value through lower cost structures, better resource control, access to crafts and specialty services and their ability to complete capital projects. This value proposition has not changed significantly over many years.