Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance September 16, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 9-15

Articles about Engineering Leaders Under 40, applying Lean to daily management, improving your skilled workforce, maintaining equipment, and keeping workers safe were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Smart inspection equipment enables easy transfer of information to analysts or management. The inclusion of sophisticated reporting tools reduces the chance of human errors. Courtesy: Olympus
Lean Maintenance September 11, 2019

Use Cloud to transform inspection processes

Manage increasing data volumes that follow from connected inspection, in-service monitoring.

By Calvin Jory
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Lean Maintenance September 10, 2019

Apply discipline to your Lean daily management

Like soccer, a Lean daily management plan on a manufacturing floor requires team discipline to ensure success.

By Tony Rodriguez, Mike Beauregard
Figure 2: Donaldson’s IIoT subscription service monitors industrial dust and fume collectors and provides owners with access to real-time information and maintenance alerts. The service connects industrial facilities with the manufacturer over the Internet, allowing an ongoing support relationship. Courtesy: Donaldson Company Inc.
Lean Maintenance September 9, 2019

Maintain secondary equipment via IIoT

Nonproduction equipment like dust collectors compete for maintenance attention; IIoT can help identify issues before they become larger problems.

By Brent Nelson
Once the testing modalities are chosen, devices can be selected and installed on assets. The devices and assets chosen will help prove the case for predictive maintenance efforts. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Lean Maintenance July 15, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 8-14

Articles about maintenance process redesign, smart manufacturing, lubrication and bearings, predictive maintenance obstacles, and safety best practices were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 8-14. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lean Maintenance July 8, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 1-7

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, oil's return on investment, predictive maintenance obstacles, and worker safety best practices were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 1-7. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Once the testing modalities are chosen, devices can be selected and installed on assets. The devices and assets chosen will help prove the case for predictive maintenance efforts. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Lean Maintenance July 5, 2019

Redesigning maintenance processes to optimize PdM automation

Set the stage for a successful transition from manual to IIoT-enhanced, predictive maintenance processes.

By Frederic Baudart
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Lean Maintenance June 24, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 17-23

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, predictive maintenance obstacles, worker safety best practices, and NFPA 70E expert advice were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance June 7, 2019

Third-party contractors, software can bridge the resources gap

Find a way to securely allow contractors to work on site.

By Kevin Price
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance June 6, 2019

Overcoming predictive maintenance obstacles

There are several key barriers to the implementation of predictive maintenance technologies, but they can be alleviated.

By Jos Martin