Tips: Knowledge of best practices, oil analysis maximize productivity
A frequently cited study from M.I.T. estimates that approximately $240 billion – 6 to 7% of the United States’ gross national product – is lost due to downtime, repairs and damaged equipment caused by poor lubrication.
A frequently cited study from M.I.T. estimates that approximately $240 billion %%MDASSML%% 6 to 7% of the United States’ gross national product %%MDASSML%% is lost due to downtime, repairs and damaged equipment caused by poor lubrication. Around the country, plant managers are looking to proper lubrication practices to help minimize these losses.
“Proper lubrication is essential to a smoothly-running operation,” says Phil Grellier, Dow Corning global solutions development manager. “In many cases, less friction equals improved performance, greater reliability and lower costs.”
For improved performance, plant managers should follow some simple steps:
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“With a working knowledge of the basics of machinery lubrication and careful attention to the applications and conditions of their lubricants, plant managers can be well-equipped to prevent costly damage caused by poor lubrication,” Grellier said.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.