Maintenance Strategy

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
Figure 1: Periodic maintenance encompasses tasks performed regularly to keep machines in optimum condition. Courtesy: EU Automation
Maintenance Strategy November 17, 2020

How TPM boosts productivity in manufacturing

Adopt total productive maintenance to improve manufacturing productivity

By Jonathan Wilkins
Maintenance Strategy August 7, 2020

How to address digital transformation challenges

Bottom-up efforts provide a better path to success than top-down edicts for digital transformation initiatives

By Jeff Householder