Training helps solve chronic problems Problem Solving Methodology is designed by and for mechanics, operators, and supervisors.
Training helps solve chronic problems
Problem Solving Methodology is designed by and for mechanics, operators, and supervisors. It takes into account that the primary responsibility of its users is not problem solving, but recognizes that the problems they face cannot be solved without their input. The methods teach a technique to weigh the importance/priority of chronic failures and deduce causes. Reliability Center, Inc.; www.reliability.com
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Degreaser is environmentally safe
Orange Express is a heavy-duty, water-based, citrus degreaser concentrate. Its environmentally-responsible formula contains no caustic or acidic materials and no petroleum-based solvents. The degreaser quickly removes oil, grease, tar, and ink. It is excellent for cleaning machinery, metal fixtures, tools, fiberglass, laminates, and painted surfaces. Cello Professional Products Div., The Sherwin-Williams Co.; www.cello-online.com
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Cleaner leaves no residue
NoFlash NU is fast evaporating, nonflammable cleaner that penetrates and cleans without leaving a residue. The high-performance formula provides a unique alternative to contact cleaners containing HCFCs, CFCs, or chlorinated solvents. It is especially suited for cleaning electrical parts, as well as other types of delicate mechanisms. Superior wetting action gets the solvent into minute spaces. LPS Laboratories; www.lpslabs.com
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Spray paint suitable for maintenance
Industrial Choice is a fast-dry, multi-purpose spray paint formulated specifically for industrial maintenance applications in mild-to-moderate environments. It dries to the touch in 12 min or less and is perfect for applications indoors and out. It exhibits solvent resistance not found in lacquer aerosols and resists chipping, cracking, and peeling. Industrial Div., Rust-Oleum Corp.; www.rustoleum.com
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Monitor analyzes vibration online
Model 4500 continuously powers and measures each vibration sensor several times per second to immediately identify rapidly changing conditions. The unique dual channel capability enables orbit displays for journal bearing monitoring, facilitates correlation analysis between multiple parameters, and opens up opportunities for cross channel analysis. Vibration Div., CSI; wwws.CSImeansReliability.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey