Maintenance Strategy

Courtesy: Metform
Maintenance Strategy October 25, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Oct 18-24, 2021

Articles about a pressing case for predictive analytics, difference between NEMA and IEC electric motors, how to avoid COVID-19 related schedule delays using Lean, and more, were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Oct 18-24, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Peakboard
Maintenance Strategy October 22, 2021

Tackling overall equipment effectiveness to improve manufacturing operations

Original equipment effectiveness (OEE) is the product of availability, performance and quality. Knowing how to use these elements can help manufacturers improve operations.

By Tony Rodriguez and Mike Beauregard
Figure 2: AMP50 hot forming press at Metform. Courtesy: Metform
Maintenance Strategy October 12, 2021

A pressing case for predictive analytics at MacLean-Fogg

Predictive maintenance on a hot forming press gets automotive supplier started in smart manufacturing

By Mo Abuali, David Siegel and the MacLean-Fogg team
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance Strategy August 18, 2021

Four ways manufacturers can grow post-COVID-19

Manufacturers remain resilient and strong in the pandemic’s wake, but there are steps to take to prepare for the next anomalous event

By John Felix
Maintenance Strategy August 15, 2021

Who knows what to expect?

Solutions for condition monitoring are coming from all directions as manufacturers try to streamline supply chain operations.

By Kevin Parker
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: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance Strategy March 3, 2021

Working corrective maintenance into an equipment maintenance strategy

Corrective equipment maintenance can be an effective tool if it is used by all the people on the floor to help maintain the equipment and drive production efficiency.

By Jon Richardson
“Indirect goods” are the tangible and intangible items needed to operate the business but do not become part of the produced products. Courtesy: Advanced Technology Services, Inc.
Maintenance Strategy December 15, 2020

How to remove waste and cost from the indirect supply chain

Skilled labor service companies can solve supply chain problems for manufacturers while improving their bottom line

By Jim Freaner
Courtesy: AeroGo
Maintenance Strategy December 11, 2020

How air casters integrate CNC machining and business operations

Lean methodologies are supported by flexibility in plant floor layouts

By John Massenburg
Courtesy: Fluke Reliability
Maintenance Strategy November 23, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 16-22, 2020

Articles about Product of the Year finalists, maintenance automation, wearable exoskeletons, facility safety and building a maintenance program were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra