Archive | 2008

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September 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: How to Begin Maintenance Scheduling

Many maintenance efforts have come up short due to ineffective scheduling. Imagine that you are planning a trip. You select a destination and decide upon the route to take. You tune up the car, rotate the tires and send the dog over to stay at your sister’s. You figure your expenses, develop a travel budget […]

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September 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: The Reports We Produce

Getting through to management in the right way is critical to the health of your PdM program. When someone talks about his/her predictive maintenance (PdM) program, we commonly hear about great saves and machinery problems that have been resolved. This would lead most of us to believe that these programs are thriving and well-funded with […]

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July 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: How To Begin A Training Program

Tough economic times or not, no company can afford to ignore or short-change training for the true backbone of its maintenance organization. If one of your loved ones needed surgery, would you entrust his/her health and safety to a handy, but virtually untrained doctor? If you needed to make a trip by air, would you […]

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July 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: Installation Errors Shorten Bearing Life

Bearings are among the most critical components in your equipment. Be nice to them. Extra nice. Installation and mounting errors are responsible for 27% of all bearing failures, second only to lubrication problems (see Fig. 1). Most installation errors can be avoided through proper training, correct procedures and selection of products with design features that […]

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July 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: Fundamental Solutions

New Line Of High-Performance Specialty Chemicals Klein Tools has introduced a new line of highperformance specialty chemicals including, among other things: Multi-Purpose Penetrant Lubricant – For use on screws, tools, motors, hinges, bearings, gears, relays, starters and generators, it penetrates through rust and corrosion and quickly loosens frozen nuts and bolts to ensure free and […]

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April 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: Fundamental Solutions

FRP Metal-Parts Wash-Boxes Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company high-strength fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite metalparts wash-boxes cost approximately 1/3 the price of traditional stainless steel models. Designed to handle heavy payloads (150 lb. capacity), they are engineered to withstand small-part washing system chemicals and provide continuous operation at temperatures to 350 F. By minimizing the “dumps” […]

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April 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: The Great Misunderstanding

What’s your definition of maintenance? One of the most frequent remarks we hear from students taking maintenance crafts classes is: “Managers don’t want it done right. They just want to get it running again.” Such comments indicate that the students and their managers don’t truly understand the definitions of maintenance. Even in our current enlightened […]

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April 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: How To Reduce Storeroom Inventory Painlessly

This article is the fourth in a series dealing with some of the basic “hows” of the Maintenance profession. Ouch! Holding on to Excess, often unwanted and obsolete parts really eats into your bottom line. A storeroom is, by definition, a waste of capital. It is a bucket of money set aside for contingencies associated […]

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