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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Fast-Response pH Sensor For Industrial Applications ABB now offers the Endura TBX587 Retractable pH sensor that targets 1″ NPT process connections found in sample lines in a range of industrial applications. This convenient new system incorporates a number of innovative design features, including a temperature compensation element at the tip of the sensor to provide […]

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My Take: Cash For Clunkers and Crush For Credit

  Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief Tuesday, April 7, as I thought I was putting the finishing touches on this column about some exciting motor news, I took a few minutes to scroll through the online edition of the New York Times. In the Opinion section, an editorial entitled “Cash for Clunkers”* caught my attention. Its focus […]

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MT News

News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community BOB PAGANO APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF ITT INDUSTRIAL PROCESS BUSINESS Robert J. Pagano, Jr. has been appointed president of Industrial Process (IP), one of the ITT Corporation fluid businesses headquartered in Seneca Falls, NY. He replaces Ken Napolitano, who has been named president of […]

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Uptime: Factory Jobs Anyone?

  Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Imagine that you’re 15 years old. You like new technology. You’re a whiz at strategy games. You built your own computer and set up a wireless network. You’re yearning for your first car. You have fleeting thoughts what you would like to do when you grow up. Earn big bucks! […]

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Viewpoint: Aligning The Right People For Profitability

Jeff Shiver, CMRP, CPMM, Managing Principal, People and Processes, Inc. Studies have shown that many organizations suffer from a self-induced failure rate upwards of 70% in equipment reliability processes and practices. These failures result from sources such as operator error, management, purchasing and maintenance methods, to name a few. More rarely considered as a reason […]

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Lubrication Checkup: A First Step Toward Wellness

Symptom:“We are a small manufacturing company with a maintenance staff of 8 persons. We currently support a loosely put together lubrication program, but continue to experience many premature bearing failures. We recognize the [lubrication] program is probably not very effective, and would like some suggestions on where to start our improvement efforts.” Diagnosis: Getting the […]

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For on the Floor: The Skills Scramble

Rick Carter, Executive Editor What do you do with an aging workforce? More to the point, what are you doing with your aging workforce? This is part of the most recent question we asked of our MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY Reader Panelists. We also asked how their maintenance operation deals with the shortage of trained workers. Twenty […]

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The Green Edge

What You Need to Know About the Stimulus Package In response to the American Economic Recovery and Investment Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, ITT Corporation has published a new White Paper, “The Most Important Things You Need To Know About The Stimulus Package,” which focuses on the Federal government’s […]

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