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Going Wireless: Wireless Technology Is Ready For Industrial Use

Wireless works in a plant, but you’ll want to be careful regarding which “flavor” you choose Wireless Technology now provides secure, reliable communication for remote field sites and applications where wires cannot be run for practical or economic reasons. For maintenance purposes, wireless can be used to acquire condition monitoring data from pumps and machines, […]

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MT News

News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community ZEI MOVES TO ROCKWELL AS NEW VP OF OEM INITIATIVERockwell Automation has named Christopher Zei vice president of its OEM initiative. A 21-year marketing, strategic development, operations and management veteran of technology-related companies, Zei was most recently the president/CEO of the North American […]

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Thermography At Ford's Dearborn Stamping Plant

While Ford’s Dearborn Stamping Plant (DSP) had thermal cameras on site in the past, it had not met the objectives of a successful thermography program. Today, though, the plant’s thermography program is a model for the rest of Ford, and it came on line in just a matter of weeks. Lately, there has been a […]

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Problem Solvers: Conveyor Idler Bearing Isolator Increases Reliability And Safety While Reducing Downtime And Power Consumption

Inpro/Seal Company has announced its new Belt Conveyor Idler/Roller Bearing Isolator. The result of direct customer request, input and feedback, continuous R&D and extensive field testing and trials, this product was designed to increase productivity, save energy and increase safety in coal mining, ore mining, aggregate and related applications that use belt conveyors in bulk […]

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Beyond Milestones

With this January 2007 issue, MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY reaches an important milestone: completion of two decades of publication as the premier magazine for the plant equipment reliability, maintenance and asset management community. One of the key reasons for our success during these 20 years has been industry’s growing recognition that it is the maintenance function and […]

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The Most Productive Nation

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor What should we wish for in 2007? Cutting operating costs has been at the top of the business and industry wishlist for over 30 years… Sometimes the cost-cutting bell gets rung louder than others. It all depends, some say, on Wall Street investors, stockholders, executive decisions, the marketplace, competition, return on […]

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Asset Intelligence Goes Beyond Basic Condition Monitoring

With new and increasingly more powerful on-line equipment diagnostic tools becoming available every year, process manufacturing industries now have the opportunity to integrate this criticalequipment condition information into their asset management strategies. These strategies can support more business- driven approaches aimed at improving overall financial performance. Much work still needs to be done, however. Until […]

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The Maintenance/Production Partnership: Part II

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Role definition is crucial if both Maintenance and Production departments are to strike an accord and work in an autonomous, yet cohesive manner to deliver a high-quality product in a waste-free, cost-effective manner. Virtually every major management philosophy and methodology in practice today recognizes and fosters the integral relationship between the […]

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