Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance August 15, 2008

NMW opens with five partner shows

National Manufacturing Week arrives at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 23-25 as part of the latest Canon Communications blitzkrieg of trade shows.

By Plant Engineering Staff
Lean Maintenance June 15, 2008

‘Lean’ doesn’t always mean less

The phrase “Lean maintenance” lends itself to an onslaught of requisite punch lines … “Our maintenance is so lean … Most professional plant leadership understand that Lean maintenance has nothing to do with thinning out warm bodies, or more directly, reducing maintenance resources.

By John L. Ross Jr., Marshall Institute Inc.
Lean Maintenance May 15, 2008

Asset reliability drives Lean maintenance

Lean maintenance is the application of Lean philosophies, methods, tools and techniques to maintenance functions.

By Kris Bagadia, PEAK Industrial Solutions LLC
Lean Maintenance January 1, 2006

Mobile data acquisition gains a bigger role on the plant floor

In this era of the mandatory data trail, it's a stern fact of life that almost everything involved in routine plant operations - from product quality to equipment efficiency to the safety and serviceability of environmental controls - must be consistently monitored. More importantly, the drive toward reliability-centered maintenance coupled with inevitable staff reductions throughout the plant ...

By Matt Vagedes, Daytronic Corp., Dayton, OH
Lean Maintenance September 1, 2005

The many faces of Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance is the application of Lean philosophy, tools and techniques to the maintenance function. It has the same goals as the application of Lean principles to the manufacturing function: eliminating wasted time, effort and material (and resulting cost) while improving throughput and quality.

By Bruce Hawkins, CMRP, CPMM, Life Cycle Engineering
Lean Maintenance February 10, 2005

New products, new ideas take center stage

National Manufacturing Week will bring the newest ideas in manufacturing products and knowledge to Chicago's McCormick Place March 7-10. The event includes the Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show, National Design Engineering, National Industrial Automation, National Enterprise IT, Cleantech Cleaning Technology, Enviro-tech, Micro Systems USA, and Aluminum USA.

By Staff
Lean Maintenance February 15, 2003

2003 National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show

The 2003 Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show is one of six events taking place during National Manufacturing Week, which also includes the National Design Engineering, National Enterprise IT, CleanTech 2003, National Industrial Automation, and Technology Transfer shows.

By Staff
Lean Maintenance July 1, 2001

Maximizing compressor maintenance intervals and energy savings

For many years, traditional compressor maintenance was scheduled with nothing more sophisticated than a calendar. A pressure gauge measured the air pressure somewhere in the package and an hour-meter tracked the number of hours the motor ran. A little more information was available from the compressor.

By Wayne Perry, Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA