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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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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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Viewpoint: The Importance Of Human Capital In PdM

Jim Seffrin, Director, Infraspection Institute Savvy business professionals recognize the importance of capital when undertaking any new project. Failure to properly capitalize a project can have disastrous consequences—particularly when a business does not have the key resources it needs. Unfortunately, in the aggressive marketing of predictive maintenance (PdM) technologies, it is relatively easy to spawn […]

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