Maintenance Products

Training helps solve chronic problems Problem Solving Methodology is designed by and for mechanics, operators, and supervisors.


Training helps solve chronic problems

Problem Solving Methodology is designed by and for mechanics, operators, and supervisors. It takes into account that the primary responsibility of its users is not problem solving, but recognizes that the problems they face cannot be solved without their input. The methods teach a technique to weigh the importance/priority of chronic failures and deduce causes. Reliability Center, Inc.;


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Degreaser is environmentally safe

Orange Express is a heavy-duty, water-based, citrus degreaser concentrate. Its environmentally-responsible formula contains no caustic or acidic materials and no petroleum-based solvents. The degreaser quickly removes oil, grease, tar, and ink. It is excellent for cleaning machinery, metal fixtures, tools, fiberglass, laminates, and painted surfaces. Cello Professional Products Div., The Sherwin-Williams Co.;


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Cleaner leaves no residue

NoFlash NU is fast evaporating, nonflammable cleaner that penetrates and cleans without leaving a residue. The high-performance formula provides a unique alternative to contact cleaners containing HCFCs, CFCs, or chlorinated solvents. It is especially suited for cleaning electrical parts, as well as other types of delicate mechanisms. Superior wetting action gets the solvent into minute spaces. LPS Laboratories;


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Spray paint suitable for maintenance

Industrial Choice is a fast-dry, multi-purpose spray paint formulated specifically for industrial maintenance applications in mild-to-moderate environments. It dries to the touch in 12 min or less and is perfect for applications indoors and out. It exhibits solvent resistance not found in lacquer aerosols and resists chipping, cracking, and peeling. Industrial Div., Rust-Oleum Corp.;


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Monitor analyzes vibration online

Model 4500 continuously powers and measures each vibration sensor several times per second to immediately identify rapidly changing conditions. The unique dual channel capability enables orbit displays for journal bearing monitoring, facilitates correlation analysis between multiple parameters, and opens up opportunities for cross channel analysis. Vibration Div., CSI;


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Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
June 2018
2018 Lubrication Guide, Motor and maintenance management, Control system migration
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
August 2018
Choosing an automation controller, Lean manufacturing
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
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The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
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Machine Safety
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Research Analyst Blog
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Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Material Handling
This digital report explains how everything from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change in the supply chain.
Electrical Safety Update
This digital report explains how plant engineers need to take greater care when it comes to electrical safety incidents on the plant floor.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Design of Safe and Reliable Hydraulic Systems for Subsea Applications
This eGuide explains how the operation of hydraulic systems for subsea applications requires the user to consider additional aspects because of the unique conditions that apply to the setting
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