March 2013 Issue
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme wonders if workers should get dressed and undressed while they're on the clock.
David Berger explores the art and science of data conversion.
In this Big Picture Interview, Bill Schlegel theorizes that safety, reliability, quality, energy management, and manufacturing are all connected.
Peter Garforth wonders if LED lighting is ready for prime time.
Mike Bacidore says information-driven manufacturing requires powerful analytical tools.
Compressed air supply equipment can utilize heat of compression to eliminate other energy uses.
Tom Moriarty says cutting corners is human nature, and that's bad for safety.
Proper lubrication, testing, cooling, and contamination mitigation extend uptime.
Creating a code of practice helped one company increase equipment reliability by 44%.
Stanton McGroarty asks when the schedule tightens, which work gets cut.
In this Plant Profile, Nucor's steel mill runs safer, cleaner, greener.
High-quality repairs are required to achieve high performance in machinery.
Stanton McGroarty says leaders need technology and statesmanship.
Take these first steps to improve profitability, productivity, and safety.
Sheila Kennedy says monitoring and selecting corrosion-resistant materials can aid in the battle.
Production and maintenance are dependent upon each other's success.