Maintenance Strategy

Courtesy: Sulzer
Maintenance June 2, 2021

Beyond the bearing housing retrofit

A look into additional retrofit options outside of the bearing housing to improve reliability and reduce operating costs.

By Aaron Burton
Courtesy: Sulzer
Pumps May 29, 2021

Matching feed water pump designs with gas fired power plants advances

Gas turbine manufacturers have developed larger and more efficient units, which need to be supported by advanced feed water pumps (FWP) to ensure long-term reliability as well as cost-effectiveness.

By Patrick Welz
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance Strategy May 27, 2021

Understanding preventive and predictive maintenance

Preventive (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) can improve productivity, delivery, customer satisfaction, and profits.

By Daniel Penn Associates
Courtesy: Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI)
Business of Engineering May 19, 2021

Cutting tool orders make large jump in March

U.S. cutting tool consumption jumped almost 20% in March according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).

By Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI)
Courtesy: M. C. Paulk, B. Curtis, M. B. Chrissis and C. V Weber
Info Management May 14, 2021

Best practices in mature engineering information management

Mature engineering information management can save millions in operational costs.

By Edwin Elmendorp
Courtesy: CFE Media
Maintenance May 14, 2021

Choosing the right maintenance strategy

Picking the right maintenance strategy depends on the plant's specific needs and priorities. Five maintenance strategies are highlighted.

By Daniel Penn Associates
Figure 1: Imagine every decision from the factory floor having a clear reason backed by data instead of managing by tradition. Courtesy: Nidec and Motion.
Automation May 13, 2021

How to use automation technology for remote operations

Automation technology for remote operation and plant maintenance is becoming more prevalent.

By Justin Lesley, Timothy Albers, Pranesh Rao
Courtesy: Caster Connection
Material Handling May 11, 2021

Why commodity casters cause injuries

Commodity casters are workplace injuries waiting to happen

By Eric Hassen
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance May 11, 2021

What a bad or non-existent maintenance program costs manufacturers

A maintenance program is only as good as the work put in behind it and the effort going forward. Planned maintenance, rather than reacting to a problem, can save companies enormously in the long term.

By Phillip Rowley and Jake Jakowitz
Courtesy: Patti Engineering
Simulators, Optimizers May 5, 2021

Five technologies that can help manufacturers evolve after COVID-19

There are many currently available technologies that can help keep manufacturers productive right away as everyone adjusts to the new normal.

By Patti Engineering