January 2008 Issue
Contributing Editor David Berger, P.Eng., says frontline supervisors are absolutely critical in ensuring the success of any major change initiative, such as implementing a new CMMS or getting more out of an existing one.
Users are on a constant search for information, according to the most visited destinations on PlantServices.com in 2007.
Blow molding costs are deflated by recycling high-pressure compressed air.
Russ Kratowicz gets to the bottom of carbon's role in the global warming debate.
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme learns that a leveraged buyout is not as simple as they had imaged.
Sheila Kennedy reports that a new generation of sensors is poised to revolutionize predictive maintenance.
Measurement enables you to collect data and lay the basis for proper remedial and preventive actions, which in turn reduce injury, operational and other costs.
Lisa Towers says that recession or not, there are bright spots in manufacturing.
Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker says change only happens if you want it.
Peter Garforth illustrates how combining forces leads to breakthroughs in energy productivity.
Follow these tips for installing and maintaining fan bearings to achieve long-term reliability.
Knowing operating characteristics and physical limitations will help you select the best machine for your plant.
Theres more evidence than ever before that fake products and parts are detrimental to those who purchase them.
Be sure to clearly state the issues and risks of counterfeits to everyone within your organization to prevent problems.
Many manufacturers work to ensure the quality of consumables because they affect equipment durability, efficiency and performance.
Knock-offs can be tough to take off a global market.
Certifications don't always survive when components are repaired or rebuilt.