Maintenance Strategy

Laser scanning allows multiple individual users to access information without going to the site and that they would otherwise have to rely on phone calls, images, as well as pass through information marked up on 2D drawings.
Maintenance Strategy May 24, 2022

Optimizing equipment scanning

Implementing and leveraging this scanning technology, enhances productivity and provides multiple benefits for project owners.

By Mark LaBell
The ISA-95 automation pyramid is a classification of software systems particular to manufacturing.
Maintenance Strategy May 3, 2022

How predictive maintenance impacts preventive maintenance

You can’t shut down every time there’s an alert

By Mo Abuali and Edzel Lapira
Courtesy: A3
Maintenance Strategy April 4, 2022

Getting started with AI-based predictive maintenance

Artificial intelligence (AI), and particularly machine learning (ML), provide effective tools for implementing predictive maintenance.

By Kristin Lewotsky
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Maintenance Strategy March 22, 2022

Four strategies for implementing machine monitoring equipment

Setting objectives for machine monitoring, prioritizing machines, developing relevant performance metrics and continuously improving them.

By Bryan Christiansen
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