Maintenance & Management News
The Purchasing Manufacturers’ Index (PMI) rose to 51.9% with the manufacturing industry showing overall optimism and confidence in spite of a recent downturn and the Hanjin Shipping Company’s bankruptcy.
The use of mean time to repair (MTTR) to improve reliability can cause problems if it’s used alone, in immature organizations, or if it’s used without an understanding of the potential problems it can use.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 24-30: process improvements, arc flash relays, CMMS adoption, more
Articles about permanent process improvements, arc flash relays reducing costs, CMMS adoption enhancing maintenance, mobile manufacturing maintenance, and OSHA's annual safety violation report were Plant Engineering's five most...
Once a cybersecurity researcher finds vulnerabilities and provides analysis behind the problem, the next level is to create a secure environment where the user needs can put the issue into perspective.
This webcast will discuss the different methods of lubrication that are available for mounted ball bearings weighing their merits, drawbacks, and practicality. Typical processing plants have many different environments which...
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 17-23: Arc flash relays, 18 years of safety, preventing shaft current, more
Articles about arc flash relays reducing costs, 18 years of safety, preventing shaft current, four tips for bearing maintenance, and the 2016 Safety Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week,...
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 10-16: Warehouse automation, IIoT success, 18 years of safety, more
Articles about warehouse automation, IIoT success, 18 years of safety, Engineering Leaders Under 40, and data mining and exploration were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 10-16. Were you out?...
Companies need to take care of their bearings because they can cause lasting damage to an electric motor if they don't. Best practices include proper storage and maintenance and avoiding counterfeit bearings.
Companies need to establish an environment and culture where workers are just as active in creating a positive, safe environment as the executives and managers. Consider the six tips below to get started.
A smart plant initiative that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) and predictive maintenance (PdM) CMMS can improve workflow efficiency and provide the necessary information for companies to make better decisions.
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 3-9: IIoT success, Ethernet and the IIoT, Leaders Under 40, more
Articles about IIoT success, Ethernet and the IIoT, Engineering Leaders Under 40, wireless remote monitoring advances, and motor efficiency standards were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October...
Webcast presenter Carole Franklin, the director of standards development for the Robotic Industries Association, answered additional questions about robotic safety that were not addressed in the Sept. 29 webcast.