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Maintenance Strategy

Maintenance Strategy January 29, 2014

Walkie straddle stacker

The Crown ST 3000-25 Series walkie straddle stacker can handle up to 2,500 lbs. and is designed for environments with tight spaces, such as grocery and retail

Maintenance Strategy January 8, 2014

Screw blower range

The ZS screw blower range's latest addition has an integrated variable speed drive and offers flow rates from 50-5000 CFM

Maintenance Strategy January 2, 2014

ISM Index wraps up 2013 with bullish growth

PMI at 57% for December; new orders, employment on the rise

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Maintenance Strategy January 2, 2014

Using your CMMS to store, organize job-related documents

Consider using a system you already have in place - your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) - to store training videos, websites, instructions, and other necessary documents.

By Paul Lachance
Maintenance Strategy December 17, 2013

Self-priming centrifugal pumps: What you need to know

Most maintenance and operations personnel who work with centrifugal pumps have been warned repeatedly that starting a pump dry can scorch and permanently damage the seals or packing, and that pumping won’t begin if the suction liquid is below the pump’s suction lift. Then they encounter a “self-priming” pump and begin to question all those warnings.

By Gene Vogel
Maintenance Strategy December 16, 2013

Lincoln Electric is 2013 Top Plant winner

Cleveland manufacturer delivers quality today with a strong vision for the future.

Maintenance Strategy December 16, 2013

Top Plant 2013: A spark of excellence

Many factors determine how well a manufacturing plant performs. Those that perform best are qualified to become a Top Plant.

By Jack Smith
Maintenance Strategy December 13, 2013

Take a risk by challenging ‘conventional wisdom’

Conventional wisdom…is the safest route, the path of least resistance, but it isn’t a path to greater success. It is just an avoidance of possible failure.

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Maintenance Strategy December 13, 2013

Make maintenance a dream for 2014

Companies should consider improving their maintenance in 2014 to keep their operations running smoothly

By Paul Lachance, Smartware Group
Maintenance Strategy December 13, 2013

Top 10 ways to streamline a ‘live factory’ project

When designing a new project, consider these ten tips to evaluate whether you and your A/E are employing best practices

By Julian Quist, PE, SSOE Group