February 2020

Featured Article

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

Autonomous maintenance increases efficiency by training operators to perform minor maintenance tasks. Read about implementing autonomous maintenance, sustaining it and more.

Predictive maintenance (PdM) is maintenance that monitors the performance and condition of equipment during normal operation to reduce the likelihood of failures. Also known as condition-based...

Don Armstrong, Veleda Services

There are many considerations when designing and selecting equipment. Nevertheless, a critical and logical analysis of the effects of failure and possible emergencies, such as fires, earthqu…

Mark Cox, Advanced Technology Services

Any advice on which technology can help transform your factory will only be worthwhile if your operation has two things: tech-savvy talent and a culture that encourages employee innovation a…

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

MTTR is a metric used by maintenance departments to measure the average time needed to determine the cause of and fix failed equipment.

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

DMAIC is one of two methods used to implement Six Sigma. It stands for define, measure, analyze, improve and control. Read about how to implement DMAIC and more.