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Total Productive Maintenance Case Study

Total Productive Maintenance does not have a great reputation in American industry these days.<p>A study conducted in 2006 by The Manufacturing Research …

The Silent Danger of Abrupt Lubricant Failure

How fast can your car go with a full tank of gas as opposed to just one gallon of gas? It would be practically the same, right? Not only would the …

Boost Continuous Improvement Efforts with the IIoT

History can teach us a great deal about improving plant operations. During the Industrial Revolution, processes were created to evaluate core …

Dangers of Adding Grease to Blocked Lube Lines

Adding grease to a blocked lube line can create serious contamination and safety risks. This 1-minute, 48-second video explains why you should never …

Dangers of Adding Grease to Blocked Lube Lines

Adding grease to a blocked lube line can create serious contamination and safety risks. This 1-minute, 48-second video explains why you should never …

Total Productive Maintenance Case Study

Total Productive Maintenance does not have a great reputation in American industry these days.<p>A study conducted in 2006 by The Manufacturing Research …

Keeping Your Oil Analysis Program Up to Date

Over time, any oil analysis program can become stagnant if few or no improvements are made. This can cause the program to lose value, as it may not …

Lubrication Superheroes Save the Day at PCA Mill

This isn’t Metropolis, nor is it Gotham City. Tomahawk is about as unlikely a setting as you could find for a supervillain/superhero showdown. …

Choosing Equipment for Oil Analysis

<i>"Should oil analysis be applied to all plant rotating equipment or just the critical equipment?"</i><p>This is a common question throughout industry. …

Battle Plans: INVISTA's Documented Path to Lubrication Excellence

Twenty-two typeset pages of text. More than 7,000 words and 40,000 characters housed in 14 chapters spanning from a “Preamble” to an “Appendix”. …

Using Ultrasound to Improve Lubrication Practices

Keeping a handle on lubrication seems easy enough. All you need to do is to make sure the right lubricant is used in the right amount and at the …

Lean leaders, we can't handle the truth

In the movie “A Few Good Men”, Jack Nicholson – playing the role of a hard-core, old-school, tough-as-nails Marine colonel – delivers the famous line …

CASE STUDY: The Honda way

Honda's minivan and sport utility vehicle assembly plant in Lincoln, Ala., is reminiscent of a medical center.<p>That could be the result of the …

Extending Equipment Life with Cleaner Oil

Excellence in every aspect of business is the daily goal at Bunge, a global agribusiness and food ingredient company. Essential to this effort is the …

Karl Schmidt Unisia: Best of all worlds

Dick Cole, the vice president of operations for Karl Schmidt Unisia, calls the company's plant in Marinette, Wis., "the most diverse piston facility …

Clopay Corporation: Hometown heroes

Augusta, Ky., is a quiet, laid-back city (population 2,000) on the Ohio River that's best known as the hometown of actor George Clooney; his late …

Minimizing the Impact of Built-in Contamination in Hydraulic Systems

<i>Table 2. Upper control limits for built-in<br>contamination of hydraulic components</i><p>A common mistake in establishing component cleanliness specifications …

U.S. Steel's Fairfield Develops a Maintenance Skills Solution That Works

<i>“It takes many people, doing things right, to keep the stacks smoking, morning through night. ... The hot strip, cold strip and the mills that run</i> …

The Business Case for Lubrication Excellence

Machines fail for a reason. They’re not supposed to wear out. Humans are at the root of the vast majority of these failures. It’s also humans that …

Strategies for More Reliable Power Transmission Components

If your business operates in the mining, industrial or manufacturing sectors, you understand the importance of reliable power transmission components …

The Truth About Bright Stock Oils

<i>"I often hear the term 'bright stock' in reference to certain oils. Can you explain what this term means and how bright stock oils are different than</i> …

Energizer goes with the flow

<b>Global lean enterprise director<br>Steve Hockridge (left) and lean coordinator<br>Dana Billings have seen the benefits of<br>bringing together lean and</b> …

A New Look at Criticality Analysis for Machinery Lubrication

For decades, reliability scholars have been stressing the importance of prioritizing new maintenance thrusts and investments based on need. The word …

Pharmaceutical Plant Reliability Case Study

Maintenance and reliability professionals can make a difference. At most manufacturing plants, that means focused work that allows operations to get …

How to Change Your Lubrication Culture

In many of the training courses Noria provides, we discuss how a culture change is required in most cases to achieve a world-class lubrication …

Inside the Toyota MR-50

<b>"Maintenance Reduction 50 Percent" is a lofty goal, but who is going to bet against this automaker?</b><p><b>The Georgetown, Ky., plant makes the Camry</b> …

Sutcliffe Takes Proper Lubrication Practices Around the Globe

<b>Name:</b> Frank Sutcliffe<p><b>Age:</b> 50<p><b>Job Title:</b> Maintenance Reliability and Turn Around (MRTA) Specialist<p><b>Company:</b> Shell<p><b>Location:</b> Atyrau, Kazakhstan<p><b>Length of</b> …

Why Lubrication Excellence Matters at Alcoa

Red. It’s the first thing that you notice. A reddish-brown, clay-toned hue colors the landscape at Alcoa’s alumina refinery complex in Point Comfort, …

How to Improve Traceability in the Supply Chain

In 2017, the Food Standards Agency discovered that more than 700,000 contaminated eggs from Dutch and Belgian farms were distributed to the United …

Volatility vs. Flash Point: What You Should Know

A number of testing methods can be used to determine the performance characteristics of a lubricating oil. Two common tests that have endured over …