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The three laws of asset management
The three laws of asset management

Note: The adoption of ISO 55000 in 2014 provided a framework for the principles and benefits of establishing an asset management system. It has been hailed as one of the most important new standards in years. Terrence O’Hanlon, an asset management expert and a member of the technical committee that drafted the ISO... Read More

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The changing plant floor: from M2M to IoT
The changing plant floor: from M2M to IoT

There is much speculation about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will usher in the next phase of automation. Proponents say it promises greatly increased productivity while lowering costs, but some... Read More

PMI jumps to 12-month high as optimism abounds
PMI jumps to 12-month high as optimism abounds

Shrugging off the global political issues and focusing on continuing firming of the domestic economy, the monthly PMI Index from the Institute for Supply Management posted its largest one-month... Read More

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What's your maintenance strategy?
What's your maintenance strategy?

Maintenance strategy doesn't enter our non-technical brains unless it directly affects our productivity and well-being. You change the oil in your car's engine (that's preventive maintenance) to keep... Read More

High-efficiency steam production from the sun
High-efficiency steam production from the sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material... Read More

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On-board lubrication and greasing monitor
On-board lubrication and greasing monitor

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