Planning and scheduling bolsters safety and success
A company’s financial success is meaningless without safety.
Why cloud computing offers advantages to the F&B industry
Digital transformation has accelerated significantly over the past two years. Much of this transformation is enabled by cloud computing, which emerged in the early 2000s and is still driving change in the way industries operate, including the food and beverage industry.
Smooth operator: achieve optimal control with enhanced sequencing software
Operational optimization in food and beverage (F&B) and brewing production environments bring many challenges, which can be solved with innovative production controls and automation.
Control and safety in robotic cell project
Sysmac platform helps Innovair Automation provide seamless control and safety in Dimatec robotic cell project.
Data and RCM
Data, or more specifically, a lack of it, is one of the more common reasons given by many to delay or forego doing reliability centred maintenance.
Directing resources to ensure equipment uptime
A manufacturing facility needs to have consistent and dependable operations in place to increase productivity and profits.
How Pembina Pipeline’s are Delivering Lasting Sustainability
Interview with Janet Loduca, SVP, External Affairs & Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer at Pembina Pipelines Corporation – by Diana Davis, Editor at Oil & Gas IQ.
Lubrication of hybrid bearings
The lubrication of ceramic bearings, what does this mean?
Overcoming labour challenges in food and beverage manufacturing
Over the past two years, the Canadian manufacturing sector has faced innumerable challenges, but nowhere do these issues seem more prominent than in food and beverage manufacturing.
OPINION: Consistent growth is always guaranteed
EDITOR’S LETTER: Food & Beverage Engineering & Maintenance – Winter 2022.
The role of a maintenance supervisor
As the planner develops the maintenance plan to service the equipment, the supervisor then determines when the job will be done and who the work will be assigned to.
Maintenance: What changes in asset management
Asset management is not something that you ‘do’, but is rather ‘the way you do things’, and shouldn’t be thought of as a separate entity or department.
CMMS: Main thing for planners to know
The main thing about planners using a CMMS is they must use the job planning module.
CMMS implementation and common mistakes to avoid
Implementing a CMMS is a considerable investment in time and money for a business. Yet, opportunities are squandered if it’s approached simply as a digitization of existing programs.
How food and beverage producers can leverage consumer sentiment and trends
The COVID-19 pandemic and the awareness around food production sanitation seem to have forced producers to re-evaluate their processes and practices.
Three core considerations for the food and beverage production industry going into 2022
A proactive and timely response to any emergency where everyone plays their respective role is crucial.
Industry 4.0 and the future of maintenance
The future of maintenance departments and the way they perform their maintenance activities are changing quickly, and technology is taking them in a completely new direction.
Asset management in the public and private sectors – is there a difference?
The opportunity for North American companies to adopt asset management as their approach in doing business.
How alignment and condition monitoring extend motor life
Alignment is a critical component of extending motor life. Learn why you should pair alignment with a condition monitoring program.
The smart move to more efficient and safer maintenance operations
Regardless of their size or the industry segment in which they operate, manufacturing companies are constantly striving to increase efficiencies within the various processes they employ.
How vibration monitoring can increase uptime in food and beverage manufacturers
Maintenance teams continuously monitor for common equipment faults to catch potential problems before they stop production.
Growing your food business in Ontario
Everyone loves food, and for this reason, the food industry is filled with many opportunities to innovate.
The establishment of an effective failure analysis program
Failure analysis programs are in place at production and manufacturing plants in many industries, but they tend to stop at a certain stage.
Technology and modern maintenance
Modern maintenance tools and technologies that will make life easier for maintenance professionals.
The evolution of facilities maintenance
The future might be hard to predict, but having witnessed how things have changed over the years, it can help in establishing future predictions for the maintenance world.
The future of maintenance
It’s been a year where various regulations and restrictions are in place since a global pandemic took hold in early 2020. Many processes around the world have changed to adapt, including maintenance practices. In turn, now is a good time to look at how maintenance has evolved and where it’s heading.
You can plan some reactive work
We’ve always been told that we cannot plan reactive work.
Can maintenance strategies have a positive impact on the environment?
How to commit to being environmentally responsible in maintenance activities, and understanding the environmental impact of keeping assets reliable.
Best attended German Technology Day
The third annual German Technology Day, held recently, had its best-ever attendance. Two events were held this year, in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.
Food and beverage industry trends: transparency, sustainability, and new consumer demands
Adapting to a new normal can be challenging.