May 2017 Issue
Want to learn more about prescriptive maintenance? Read the May 2017 issue of Plant Services and understand why early adopters are already exploring how outcome-focused approaches to maintenance can help enhance asset management. Plus, learn how the IIoT takes equipment inspection into the cloud.
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Tom Moriarty says avoid gray areas by keeping team objectives consistent and linked to the big picture.
In this installment of Automation Zone, monitor and maintain facility temperatures while centralizing climate controls.
Follow these three real-world best practices to improve your gasket performance.
Howard Penrose describes his impressions of SMRP’s recent visit to Capitol Hill.
In March, members of SMRP convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to meet with Congressional leaders on the barriers to and opportunities for strengthening the American manufacturing industry and workforce.
In this installment of What Works, an Arizona utility finds success shifting predictive analytics control back in-house.
In this Big Picture Interview, a “30 Under 30” honoree says he never imagined where welding would take him.
Sheila Kennedy says high-tech wearables, monitoring tools, and more keep people and plants secure.
Peter Garforth explores how to decouple growth from energy use.
Take these steps to optimize your lubrication condition monitoring program.
Doc Palmer says planners should err on the side of having specific files for specific devices.
On the road to smarter manufacturing, do not confuse sophistication with maturity.
The combination of human experts and their machine “apprentices” can deliver powerful outcomes.
Early adopters are exploring how outcome-focused approaches to maintenance can enhance asset management.
Thomas Wilk says prescriptive maintenance opens up a brand-new conversation.
Keep parts service and maintenance training in mind along with the conveyor itself.