July 2007 Issue
Joel Leonard shares some of what he learned about the maintenance crisis while visiting Washington D.C.
Government officials need to know our professions value, our contributions to the economy, what will enable and empower us and the obstacles to providing optimal productivity levels.
CMMS vendors have developed data tools for helping you enter data as efficiently and painlessly as possible. These are especially useful, given the harsh environments some maintenance departments face.
True asset management isn't a system you can buy. Instead, it's a business discipline that is enabled by the people, processes, data and technology involved. If you want an optimum outcome, apply risk management during the project's entire duration.
Efforts to tighten communications of condition-monitoring instrumentation and data analysis software with CMMS and automation infrastructure, combined with the proliferation of wireless sensor systems and the drive to reduce manpower skill and time requirements, are bringing implementation costs down and drawing much attention to this approach. But should you implement it?
Fluid power technology is producing hydraulic pumps and motors that are more compact, efficient and economical than ever before.
For maintenance and condition-monitoring, wireless technology offers much more than just reducing or eliminating costs. However, wireless also requires an integrated infrastructure approach rather than independent, proprietary point solutions.
Be sure to keep the heater at the forefront of your mind when selecting a mold system. The insulation you ultimately select is a critical consideration.
The potential energy savings with a two-step controller is virtually zero if the compressor doesnt stay at full idle long enough to achieve full blowdown.
A familiar situation across plants nowadays is the following: Moisture content of precisely a new concrete slab met the flooring manufacturers recommendations. However, the concrete showed a high pH of 10 to 11. The result: The manufacturer wouldnt warranty the finish flooring and construction ground to a halt.
As a CEO in an industry that contributes about 5% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, you might view the future with trepidation. Cement manufacturers are increasingly under scrutiny. To make matters worse, the chemistry of cement-making results in as much carbon-dioxide as the energy used to make it.
The same high technologies that require new skills and DOM collaboration to make them work effectively are helping people to work together and to deal with lost and missing expertise, says Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker in his latest column.
Robotic hybrid sensors - those with multiple types of detection systems arent part of the flexible automation mainstream. However, the use of hybrids, while small, is on the rise.
Motivation is a key tool for any manager in any profession. Take a look at these Web resources from Russ Kratowicz that might get you and your staff fired up to do something about something. Remember, we search the Web so you don't have to.
An Acme worker, a former military man, leaves company property to aid a woman being mugged. His next pay check has a termination notice. What happened and how could it have been avoided?
Roof cooling system preserves safety and productivity.