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A piece of hardware, an oil sample or even a thermography image is just a piece of data that needs to be prioritized and acted upon with root cause identification and a deliberate course of action to resolve. In the high-dollar engineering and maintenance world, professionals must act with deliberate and intentional purpose, or the outcome is nothing more than putting out fires.
Single-minute exchange of dies (SMED) is a process that reduces the time it takes to complete equipment changeovers. What originally took hours to complete can now be accomplished in less than ten minutes.
The ultimate maintenance key performance indicator (KPI) will reveal if we’re keeping assets from breaking down or fixing them after failure occurs. While our maintenance forces are responsible for fixing the failed assets, breakdowns reveal we’ve failed in our primary mission: keeping assets running.
Manufacturers are faced with the challenge of increasing productivity while simultaneously reducing costs, and this can prove to be a difficult juggling act for even the most senior of professionals. To achieve these goals and develop their facility into a world-class entity, many maintenance and reliability experts are looking towards continuous improvement strategies for answers and insight.
Join Joe Kuhn as he investigates the concepts and benefits of detecting failure-inducing equipment anomalies early through the PF Curve.
Join James Kovacevic and Noria's Wes Cash as they shed light on proper greasing techniques and why they're integral for maintaining our critical physical assets.
Maintenance does not mean the same thing to all people. Operations managers, maintenance supervisors and reliability engineers can be heard struggling to come to a common understanding. As a term applied to machinery, maintenance is only around 150 years old. Preventive maintenance as a literal phrase is even more recent. So, who invented this phrase?
Physical asset management is more than just keeping critical machines up and running. It’s creating a lasting culture of continuous improvement that utilizes leading reliability principles, such as preventive maintenance, to reduce waste and improve productivity.