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Joe Kuhn, CMRP, is the author of the book “Zero to Hero: How to Jumpstart Your Reliability Journey Given Today’s Business Challenges” and the creator of the Joe Kuhn YouTube Channel...
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Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, is a professional freelance writer specializing in industrial and technical topics.
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Jeff Shiver

Jeff Shiver CMRP is a founder and managing principal at People and Processes, Inc.
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Doc Palmer, PE, MBA, CMRP, is the author of McGraw-Hill’s Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook and is managing partner of Richard Palmer and Associates.

Blogs and Columns

Dex R Robot Stacks Packages On Fed Ex Trailers With Tetris Like Precision
Dex R Robot Stacks Packages On Fed Ex Trailers With Tetris Like Precision
Dex R Robot Stacks Packages On Fed Ex Trailers With Tetris Like Precision
Dex R Robot Stacks Packages On Fed Ex Trailers With Tetris Like Precision
Dex R Robot Stacks Packages On Fed Ex Trailers With Tetris Like Precision
The Lighter Side of Manufacturing

DexR robot stacks packages onto FedEx trailers with Tetris-like precision

While loading packages may seem like a simple task, the reality is that deciding how to stack boxes of various sizes, shapes, weights, and packaging materials can be extremely...
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Milli Mobile Robot Runs On Light And Radio Waves
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Milli Mobile Robot Runs On Light And Radio Waves
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Milli Mobile Robot Runs On Light And Radio Waves
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Milli Mobile Robot Runs On Light And Radio Waves
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Milli Mobile Robot Runs On Light And Radio Waves
The Lighter Side of Manufacturing

Itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie MilliMobile robot runs on light and radio waves

What if you could deploy a micro robot no bigger than a coin to investigate issues at your facility and wirelessly transmit data from attached sensors to help you make more informed...
Why Program Robots When You Can Control Them With Your Mind Instead
Why Program Robots When You Can Control Them With Your Mind Instead
Why Program Robots When You Can Control Them With Your Mind Instead
Why Program Robots When You Can Control Them With Your Mind Instead
Why Program Robots When You Can Control Them With Your Mind Instead
The Lighter Side of Manufacturing

Why program robots when you can control them with your mind instead?

This might sound like a futuristic concept, but a new study illustrates just how close we are to applying brain-computer interface technology in everyday life.
Holy Guacamole Chipotle Is Using Robots To Cut, Core, And Peel Avocados
Holy Guacamole Chipotle Is Using Robots To Cut, Core, And Peel Avocados
Holy Guacamole Chipotle Is Using Robots To Cut, Core, And Peel Avocados
Holy Guacamole Chipotle Is Using Robots To Cut, Core, And Peel Avocados
Holy Guacamole Chipotle Is Using Robots To Cut, Core, And Peel Avocados
The Lighter Side of Manufacturing

Holy guacamole! Chipotle is using robots to cut, core, and peel avocados

Chipotle Mexican Grill has hopped on the automation bandwagon and is testing out a new cobot with the potential to slash prep times and optimize everyone’s favorite taco topping...
Self Healing Clothes May Become A Reality Thanks To Fungi
Self Healing Clothes May Become A Reality Thanks To Fungi
Self Healing Clothes May Become A Reality Thanks To Fungi
Self Healing Clothes May Become A Reality Thanks To Fungi
Self Healing Clothes May Become A Reality Thanks To Fungi
The Lighter Side of Manufacturing

Self-healing clothes may become a reality thanks to fungi

Researchers from Newcastle University and Northumbria University in the U.K. are pushing the envelop of sustainable fashion by utilizing the threads produced by fungi to create...

Case Studies

HECO
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Motor Repair Business Flips The Maintenance Model 1
Motor Repair Business Flips The Maintenance Model 1
Motor Repair Business Flips The Maintenance Model 1
Motor Repair Business Flips The Maintenance Model 1
Industrial Motors

Motor repair business flips the maintenance model

In this installment of What Works, learn how new business models could change the face of maintenance.
Sustainability Across The Supply Chain Good For Business And The Environment
Sustainability Across The Supply Chain Good For Business And The Environment
Sustainability Across The Supply Chain Good For Business And The Environment
Sustainability Across The Supply Chain Good For Business And The Environment
Sustainability Across The Supply Chain Good For Business And The Environment
ESG

Sustainability across the supply chain: Good for business and the environment

How General Mills optimized grain delivery to focus on specialty products.
Pd M Strategies
Pd M Strategies
Pd M Strategies
Pd M Strategies
Pd M Strategies
Predictive Maintenance

Right-size your predictive maintenance strategies

Five case studies show that anyone can benefit from this proven strategy, from targeted tools to complete solutions.
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Maintenance

Case study: Improving production line throughput

The packaging line could not be run at its design rate, so it was time to inspect and fix any problems.
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Industrial Automation

Case study: Chemical manufacturer undergoes multi-plant control system upgrade

All three plants upgraded control systems, cooling systems, and relief systems, and the new technology supports the manufacturer’s strength in advanced chemical processes.