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5:52 am
June 2, 2006
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Viewpoint: It’s All About Power – Strategies And Goals

Dieter Brunner, Managing Director, Industrial Systems American Power Conversion Corporation The business challenges in manufacturing these days are very different from the past. Today, facilities are competing with countless others around the globe. Competition, though, also opens up a number of growth opportunities. But, to fully participate in those opportunities, companies will need to increase […]

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5:50 am
June 2, 2006
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Lean Manufacturing For High Performance

To win this race, it is crucial for every part of a company, including maintenance, to keep itself fit and totally committed to a lean lifestyle. Lean manufacturing initiatives,much like diets, are designed to trim fat and make you fitter, faster and more competitive-in short, a high performer. The overall goal is the lasting improvement […]

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5:47 am
June 2, 2006
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Now… More Than Ever

  Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor The U.S. is not the only nation worrying about outsourcing and manufacturing job losses. Japan, Brazil, China and India are, too. In the cases of China and India outsourcing from other parts of the world has put pressure on them to depart from low-volume, marginal quality to high-volume, high-quality output. […]

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6:01 pm
June 1, 2006
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The Risk Is In The Management

Risk management is not just a matter for your safety department or insurance carrier. Maintenance can use this powerful tool to help ensure the health and reliability of critical assets. Do you use a risk management program to conserve asset resources? Does your employer foster a site environment where risk management is a routine part […]

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5:52 pm
June 1, 2006
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Maintenance Log: Forever Is A Long Time

Three decades and counting, these Midwest operations continue to save maintenance $$$ through state-of-the-art bearing protection. Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), headquartered in Muscatine, IA, was founded in 1943. Still privately owned, today it is a leading manufacturer and worldwide marketer of corn-based products. Its state-of-the-art plant sites in Muscatine and Washington, IN turn out a […]

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5:40 pm
June 1, 2006
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Diagnostic Tools For Successful Field Balancing

Today’s portable instrumentation has come a long way from that of yesteryear. This article highlights features to look for when you’re trying to determine the equipment best suited for your needs. As anyone having experience with machinery diagnostics knows, vibration can be caused by a broad range of problems. These can include worn bearings, misalignment […]

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5:35 pm
June 1, 2006
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Realizing The Benefits Of Design, Operate, Maintain

Open, seamless collaboration among all parties in a project is already a reality in many organizations-and it’s providing real value. Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM), the term coined by industry analysts ARC Advisory Group, gives us a vocabulary to talk about some of the key concepts in asset management and in industrial maintenance, repair and operation. […]

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