One of the BIGGEST challenges we have in the “maintenance arena” is being fully valued by our senior leadership. Many don’t know that because we are routinely asked to do so much “non-maintenance” work it actually prevents us from doing productive maintenance work.
Energy-Saving Motors Baldor’s Super-E Motors are designed to conserve energy over extended time periods. Payback can occur in less than a year depending on motor size. The right combination of these motors and adjustable-speed drives can yield energy-cost savings up to 50%, according to the company. Baldor Save+ software can compare operating costs, summarize annual […]
“The human mind is prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds.” …Sir Francis Bacon, 1620
Energy-Efficient Hydraulic Fluid Shell Lubricants has added a new lubricant to its Shell Tellus hydraulic oil range that can help increase the energy efficiency of hydraulic systems. Based on customer-reported and Shell-managed evaluations, the Shell Tellus EE has been shown to help companies reduce the energy consumption of their hydraulic machinery by an average of […]
Set your sights on Toronto this fall. The International Maintenance Excellence Conference is sure to deliver new perspectives to help your organization grow and profit.
(Left to right) Bird-X representative Jeremy Garrity and one of his company’s menacing, life-sized 3D-Coyote decoys, with Maintenance Technology’s Jane Alexander and Tom Madding, at a recent Grainger event in Schaumburg, IL. Bird-X has been producing humane pest and bird deterrents for 45 years. Established in 1964, its first product was an ultrasonic repellent engineered […]
Maintaining an interactive collaborative partnership with inter- and intra-departmental groups and outside groups is essential if a maintenance department is to be successful in delivering asset reliability and availability at a level suitable to achieve production throughput and quality targets. To achieve this, a maintenance department must understand the difference between “what it manages” and […]
Check out this energy-saving alternative to burnout methods. Dreisilker Electric Motors is re-introducing its trademark Motor-Safe Repair System for rewinding electric motors as an alternative to other destructive methods using burnout ovens. The company points out that this process results in finished motors that are more efficient, reliable and longer-lived than those subjected to burnout-oven […]