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June 10, 2009
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Lubrication Checkup: Greasing Your Motors

Symptom: “As a greaser for an auto part manufacturer, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of replaced fractional and low-horsepower motors I now have to grease. Most of the replacement ‘offshore’ motors all have grease nipples, but they don’t seem to last as long as the ones without nipples. Any suggestions for grease amount […]

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June 1, 2009
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Uptime: Maintenance Is Not A Supplier

Maintain – To sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and process performanceMaintenance Department – A group of people assigned to sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and process performanceMaintenance Mechanic – A person with sufficient skills and knowledge to sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and […]

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June 1, 2009
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Your Motor Inventory: A Cost-Effective Resource

Now more than ever, many facility managers are feeling the pressure to reduce costs. Motor management is perhaps one of the easiest ways to start—and it can even save you money and help improve productivity. Motor management is a set of ongoing policies and practices based on life cycle costing and proactive planning. Many facilities […]

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June 1, 2009
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For On The Floor: Industrial Green

How green is your maintenance operation? That’s what we wanted to learn from Panelists this month. We requested them to “briefly describe one ‘green’ activity recently implemented by their department, and tell how effective it has been.” I expected a flood of answers. I received a trickle.

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