Maintenance Utility Man Charley Colman was out five weeks because of a neck ailment. When he returned to work he put in for sick benefits. "Where's your doctor's note?" Maintenance Foreman Greg Richards asked. "I don't have one.
Heavy reliance on electronic communications and a need for flexibility are hallmarks of today's industrial facilities. As a result, engineers must pay careful attention to how electronic communications cabling is routed throughout their plants.
GRD gelled remover/degreaser is a high-performance product specifically designed for the removal of aged, hard film, corrosion-inhibiting compounds, particularly cured resins, adhesives, and baked-on grease and oil.
What's going on in the world of developing manufacturing technology, management programs, and just plain innovation? There are a lot of sites out there that can help inform you and interact with you to ensure your company is the best it can be.
More Solutions To Sticky Problems, a free 30-p booklet, is a library of information about the science of viscosity and its technical applications.
Let's take a look into the future. Not too far out - maybe five years or so. What do you think your plant will be like? Here are some of my predictions.The plant engineer will be more important than ever as reliable and predictable capacity become priorities. Predictive maintenance will replace preventive maintenance as the standard of maintenance operations and organization.
Two industries in our factory operating materials and supplies report are enjoying A+ margin grades. This means the combination of rising product prices and falling manufacturing costs has created an inflation windfall for producers of wooden pallets (SIC 2448), as well as ball and roller bearings (SIC 3562).
Today's plant engineer is transcending the longstanding stereotype. The plant engineering function is no longer just nuts and bolts. Today's plant engineer is mature, educated, and tends to stay in his or her job. And the job requires an increasing amount of software.Software is a fact of life on the plant floor of today and tomorrow.