It’s About Time we Treat Belt Driven Machines with More Respect
Belt driven machines are the Rodney Dangerfield of the maintenance industry –
“they don’t get no respect!.”
Preventive and predictive maintenance are two important elements of any equipment maintenance program.
OPINION: Maintenance industry Events Go Digital
EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK (November 2020 issue of MRO Magazine)
Bearing Quality, Service Life and Fatigue Life
What does the user want? What does the machine
Troubleshooting Using Common Testing and Measurement Tools
Monitoring equipment condition has been around since man created…
Smaller Footprint: Extend the Life of Hydraulics
Energy efficient components and training initiatives can help maintain hydraulic systems.
Repair and Maintenance During Covid-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the maintenance landscape.
How to Spot the Signs of Mechanical Failure
By the time mechanical failures or maintenance issues are spotted, they’re often already too serious or expensive to repair. Meaning that operators and asset managers have to put a piece of equipment out of order until it can be replaced or fixed, which has a direct negative impact on the business’ bottom line.
Courage to Transform and Challenging the Status Quo
In a dynamic competitive environment, standing still, means falling behind.
OPINION: Stay Healthy and Stay Safe
EDITOR’S LETTER (September 2020 issue of Food and Beverage…
Ram Challenges the Raptor with the TRX
For anyone who grew up in the 1990s, Jurassic Park, was the movie, which created dinosaur madness across Canada. Look no further than Toronto’s new basketball team, which chose to be called the Raptors back in 1995. The movie spawned a franchise that is still going strong today, after two sequels, and a new Jurassic World franchise.
Weekly Schedule Compliance is an Easy Tool but a Bit Tricky
Weekly schedule compliance is an easy key performance indicator (KPI), but a lot of people mess it up. We can use it to lock-in mediocre performance. However, when used properly, KPI can help boost our maintenance productivity.
Troubleshooting Rotating Mechanical Equipment Using Vibration Analysis
Vibration is technically defined as the oscillation of an…
Heavy Industry Lubrication
Calling this article, “heavy industry greasing” or “heavy industry oiling” would work, as the real issue is not “lubricating” rolling element bearings, but about preventing the effects of a contaminated environment, or controlling the bearing operating temperature.
OPINION: Changing Times Showcase Industry’s Adaptability
EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK (September 2020 issue of MRO Magazine) In…
An Opportunity for a Culture Change
During these uncertain times it is quite interesting to see how different people react to the circumstances we are in. Like any situation – some people have a glass half full, some a glass half empty. However, we need both types of people in the workplace. One may be overly enthusiastic, while another has a more conservative approach. For an individual, we say it’s the nature of a person.
A Unique Twist for the Old Taste Buds
Germans love big salty, soft-breaded pretzels. In the south of Germany, a freshly baked pretzel with butter and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is a must on any breakfast table. Achieving the perfect shape, a symmetrically twisted pretzel, usually involves a lot of painstaking manual labour.
From Theft Prevention to Quality Control: How IOT-Based Surveillance Can Help
It was a food and beverage manufacturer’s worst nightmare; $187,000 worth of product stolen in plain sight. It happened at a Tavistock dairy plant in 2019, when a man presented what appeared to be legitimate paperwork for a large quantity of cheese to be loaded onto a truck, and delivered to New Brunswick. It wasn’t until the delivery failed to arrive at the location that they realized the cheese was stolen.
Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World Virtual Summit
MRO Magazine recently held its first-ever Maintenance and Reliability in a Changed World Virtual Summit, which allowed maintenance, reliability, and operations professionals to learn techniques to optimize their day-to-day maintenance activities.
Cooling the Quench
Patriot Forge “presses on” with advanced HDPE cooling towers to maintain optimum bath temperatures for quenching metal forgings and cooling hydraulic systems.
SPONSORED: Why It’s Important to Follow Service Intervals and Inspect Wearable Parts on Rotary Screw Air Compressors
When it comes to rotary screw air compressors, it is important to follow the prescribed service and maintenance program. A maintenance program is one of the most critical components of system management, since so many machines and functions within industrial facilities rely on compressed air. This helps ensure a smooth-running operation and helps prevent interruptions and unexpected downtime.
Hygienic Design Delivers Cleanliness and Compliance
In food and beverage production facilities around the world,…
A Proactive Lifestyle for Your Machines – Focus on FLAB
Precision equipment care proactively targets the root causes of machine failure with the specific intent to increase equipment reliability. Proactively managing the mechanical and electrical aspects of fasteners, lubrication, alignment, and balance (FLAB) can increase equipment life, drive equipment reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and support an organization’s environmental sustainability objectives through improved energy efficiency.
Routine Maintenance on Production Equipment
Who Should Do It?
Optimizing Maintenance Work
To accommodate increased production volume during COVID-19 pandemic.
Magnetism and Bearings
The question about allowable magnetism in bearings arose from…
2021 Ford F-150 Takes Things a Step Further
In what seems like ages ago, in January, Ford Motor Company held a drive event for its all-new Super Duty pick-up truck in sunny Arizona. Much has changed since that time, and as a result Ford held a virtual launch event for its most important vehicle, the all-new 2021 F-150 pick-up.
Designing Equipment for Maintainability and Reliability
Maintainability is the term used to describe the ease with which any piece of industrial equipment can be inspected, lubricated, tested, adjusted, or repaired. Sound equipment maintainability demands that any new piece of equipment is properly installed, with no shortcuts to complete commissioning and startup procedures.
Are You Using Coupling Tolerances to Align Your Machines? You’re Doing It Wrong
If we want to get into precision maintenance, we need to be aware of the differences between shaft alignment tolerances and coupling tolerances.
Maintenance Must Win Battles
Recently, I wrote an article on getting back to…