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Fix your preventive maintenance strategy

What’s always been done, and how it’s always been done, isn’t necessarily what’s needed. Here’s how to make meaningful improvements.

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A great number of variables influence the development of a preventive maintenance strategy. What industry does this pertain to? Is there an asset library for all of the assets that the strategy will affect? Is the asset hierarchy set up correctly in the CMMS? Has a thorough criticality analysis been completed? Have RCM and FMEA been completed on these assets? Is there data to help determine frequencies? Is a work management system in place? Are any PdM technologies being utilized at this site? Is there a need for FDA compliance and other regulatory compliances? Other variables, such as culture, capital, business decision-making and leadership factors, have important…

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    By Joe Anderson, B. Braun Medical

    A great number of variables influence the development of a preventive maintenance strategy. What industry does this pertain to? Is there an asset library for all of the assets that the strategy will affect? Is the asset hierarchy set up correctly in the CMMS? Has a thorough criticality analysis…

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    By Chris Voss, Acieta

    In today’s world of the IIoT, everyone recognizes (or is learning) the importance of collecting and monitoring machine data to design a maximally accurate predictive maintenance program they can, and it’s especially true for robotic systems. Using data properly can maximize productivity and…

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    When I’m on consulting projects, it’s pretty easy to identify where the issues are in an organization. Plant managers and maintenance managers often can identify 80% or more of the problems. Where they struggle is in how to eat the elephant. What should they work on first to solve problems?If…

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