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Consideration when deciding to repair NEMA Premium motors
Consideration when deciding to repair NEMA Premium motors

A perennial question in maintenance circles is whether it’s best to repair or replace an electric motor that fails. For most plant engineers and maintenance staff, experience attests to the reliability of standard efficiency motors that have been repaired or rewound using industry best practices. Repair also can cost... Read More

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Subsurface fatigue can lead to bearing failure
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The health of bearings is integral to the overall health of machines and to the overall health of a plant. Bearings can be seen as the “sacrificial lambs” of a rotating machine. For many machines,... Read More

So, how long should bearings last?
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As stated in the main article, bearings are sometimes replaced when they are still perfectly functional. This is partly because many maintenance personnel do not understand how long a... Read More

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Turck: Better measurement helps clarify operational goals
Turck: Better measurement helps clarify operational goals

After 27 years in manufacturing, Chris Kafer has seen a great deal of change. As Turck Inc.’s director of operations, Kafer now must help move the company’s processes forward. He spoke of those... Read More

MBX Systems: Maintaining quality at a time of expansion
MBX Systems: Maintaining quality at a time of expansion

As a manufacturer of blade servers and rack solutions for data centers, MBX Systems found a need to expand its manufacturing operation from just under 20,000 sq ft to a new 80,000-sq-ft facility in... Read More

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Active RFID System Shatters Productivity Problems for a Glass Manufacturer
Glass manufacturer Viracon has to keep track of up to 60,000 unique orders through a process that takes up to 30 steps. Its barcode system was contributing to inefficiencies throughout its manufacturing process.

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Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance
Meshing process safety management with total productive maintenance

In this last section on the Process Safety Management-National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP), we will... Read More

How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants
How PSM-NEP applies to non-chemical plants

Process Safety Management, specifically the National Emphasis Program (PSM-NEP) might be terms and... Read More

Where to start? Building a world class MRO process
Where to start? Building a world class MRO process

In practice, it’s easier to ‘build’ a world class MRO process from one that is mature and... Read More

CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail
CMMS Horror Stories: Five reasons a CMMS implementation can fail

As much as some CMMS vendors don’t like to admit it, not every CMMS implementation has been a... Read More

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