We used the term on this month’s cover: “No-Brainer.” It’s intended to draw your attention to some of those “why didn’t I think of that” or “we shoulda’ been doing that all along” types of approaches to various issues in your workplaces.
“Houston, we’ve had a problem.” This memorable, often-quoted one-liner came from Commander James A. Lovell aboard Apollo 13, the third manned mission by NASA, intended to put man on the moon.
The technology “toolbox” available to today’s maintenance department is without precedent—and can be had, in many cases, for less than the price of a daily cup of gourmet coffee!
The reliability and maintenance community has often referred to the “half-life” of a repaired electric motor. The use of this term is based upon the belief that a repaired electric motor will have about half the expected life of a new electric motor. Could this be true?
5 Tips To Reduce Your Water Footprint More than 90% of the world’s fresh water is consumed in the agricultural and industrial sectors. Given this staggering number, their carbon footprint is not the only thing manufacturers should consider to achieve a sustainable future—it is important that manufacturers also identify solutions that will reduce their water […]
Greasing what may, at times, seem like an inefficient supply chain… According to PumpBiz®, its advanced, online pump purchasing and servicing solution helps you save time and effort. It lets you purchase pumps directly or provide your purchasing department with the exact information needed to buy the right units. If your organization has multiple locations, […]
Expanded Line Of Heavy-Duty Actuators A-T Controls notes that its expanded line of Triac THD heavy-duty scotch yoke actuators is engineered for the most demanding liquid and air handling applications, powering quarter-turn dampers and valves with up to 1,600,000 in. lbs. (180,800 nm) torque. Capable of operating ball, butterfly and plug valves, dampers or louvers […]
Many maintenance improvement efforts or “change initiatives” begin with good intentions. Senior leaders endorse the new program, “slap” the project leader on the back and say something along the lines of: “I’m here to support you. Let me know if you need anything.” Regrettably, that’s where leadership support often stops—leaving the well-intentioned change initiative to […]