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Fostering Collaborative Maintenance Practices

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. No comments yet
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Tools that advance collaborative efforts among co-workers, especially for maintenance teams in manufacturing operations, help increase reliable and efficient operations. Here’s an under 3-minute YouTube video example, Managing Device Configurations with AMS Trex, demonstrated by Emerson’s Stephen West. In it, he shows how the AMS Trex Device Communicator helps maintenance teams efficiently manage the configurations […]

Designing for High Performance Reliability during Project Phase

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, March 16th, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturing capital projects have followed a similar path for many decades. The project team designs, executes and commissions the project, provides training for the operations staff, and hands it over to them to run. What is often lacking in this approach is the opportunity to design work practices at the design phase to improve overall […]

Operational Excellence in Packaging Operations is Key to Remaining Competitive in Today’s Market

Posted in Packaging, Reliability on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. One comment so far
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Author: Derek Thomas Today’s manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (CPGs) are facing new and significant challenges stemming from extraordinary changes in consumer preferences, increasing global competitiveness and a diminishing skilled-labor workforce. Unchecked, these challenges undermine the ability to meet market demand and threaten profitability of CPG companies. What’s more, the decades-old approach of simply cutting […]

Organizational Readiness for Top Quartile Reliability Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Monday, May 15th, 2017. One comment so far
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As the technology and work practices have progressed, so has reliability practices from reactive to preventive to predictive maintenance (PdM). In a Plant Engineering article, The path to prescriptive maintenance, Emerson’s Will Goetz describes prescriptive maintenance: …where analytics can show that a piece of equipment is headed for trouble and can prescribe prioritized, pre-determined, expert-driven […]

Plant Reliability and the Industrial Internet of Things

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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Tools and methodologies to improve plant reliability have existed for many years. Examples include criticality analysis, reliability-centered maintenance analysis (RCMA), failure modes, effects, and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA) to name a few. In a Plant Services article, Seize the IIoT in just 3 steps, Emerson’s Bruce Hawkins and independent consultant […]