‘Predictive Maintenance Technologies’ is topic for new LCE course
Learn how to overcome inefficient maintenance management
The Life Cycle Institute , the learning source for optimizing asset reliability and performance, is now accepting registrations for its newest course: Predictive Maintenance Technologies . This five-day course is designed for maintenance professionals and any person responsible for justifying or conducting duties related to a predictive maintenance program.
Ineffective maintenance management costs U.S. industry an estimated $60 billion yearly. Even more disturbing is the impact that ineffective maintenance has on a company’s ability to produce cost-effective, quality products. Predictive maintenance (PdM) programs are formed to eliminate unnecessary maintenance, improve quality and increase capacity. Most predictive maintenance programs use vibration monitoring as the key component. To be successful, a comprehensive program must include other monitoring and diagnostic techniques. During the Predictive Maintenance Technologies course, participants will determine which predictive technologies to use and how to apply them in an effective predictive maintenance program. Click here to review the course’s learning objectives .
The course uses as its reference text “An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance” (Copyright
The next class is scheduled for April 20-24, 2009, at the Life Cycle Institute’s training facilities in Charleston, SC. This course will also be offered in San Juan, PR (May 4-8, 2009) and San Diego (July 27-31, 2009). Class size is limited in order to maximize the value to each participant. To register, visit www.LCE.com or call 800-556-9589.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.