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News Facilities Maintenance Operations
May 27, 2010  

Optimize your maintenance team

Organize your maintenance team by applying 5S+1. Photo: iStockphoto

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
May 27, 2010  

Tech Tip: testing DC armatures

DC armatures are the most time-consuming components to test, but they are also the easiest.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
May 13, 2010  

Make your plant more reliable

You can secure greater machinery and equipment reliability through improved maintenance processes, which brings us to “reliability-centred maintenance” or RCM.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
February 19, 2010  

Maximize your assets' value

Experts from academia, science and plant professionals from around the world who attended the 2009 International Maintenance Excellence Conference (IMEC) shared some valuable strategic insights.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
December 9, 2009  

Leaner asset management saves, money

A central principle of lean manufacturing is the elimination

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
December 3, 2009  

New BSA bearing brief on green technology

The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has released a new addition to its single-topic Bearing Briefs: The Best-Kept Secret in “Green” Technology.

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
October 14, 2009  

Manage your spare parts better

A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) will improve stores

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
October 14, 2009  

Upgrading industrial fans extends service life

Reducing the operating temperature of bearings leads to increased

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
September 9, 2009  

BSA briefs cover bearing selection

GLEN ELLYN, Ill: The Educational Services Committee of the

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
August 19, 2009  

Keep your compressors running smoothly

Compressors supply air, provide an energy source for chemical

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
August 11, 2009  

Canadian power transmission sales surge in June

CHICAGO: Canadian and US manufacturers of power transmission and

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
August 11, 2009  

Self-aligning spherical bearings provide versatility

Packaging-line pedestal uses igubal bearings. Photo: igusEAST PROVIDENCE, RI:

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
June 24, 2009  

Keeping your turbines up to speed

Turbines need plenty of attention. You’ll keep them running

News Facilities Maintenance Operations Production
April 15, 2009  

Measuring the value of asset management

Establishing metrics for production processes helps justify current activities

News Facilities Maintenance Operations Production
February 27, 2009  

Gearbox Efficiency and Lubrication

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News Facilities Maintenance Operations
December 19, 2008  

Hit the spot with precision lubrication technologies

A single-point lubricator, attached to a bearing housing, dispenses

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
December 19, 2008  

Consider a makeover for maintenance

Having a strategy is key to maintenance improvement, but

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
December 1, 2008  

Bridging Alberta’s technology needs

When a big-basket loader used in open-pit oil sands

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
November 27, 2008  

Clean at sonic speed

Tech Sonic Services Ltd.’s ultrasonic cleaning technology extends product

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
November 5, 2008  

Saving through oil analysis

When equipment isn’t running, money isn’t flowing. Global competition

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
November 5, 2008  

Keeping dust and fumes under control

A Torit PowerCore baghouse dust collector. Photo: Donaldson Torit

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
November 5, 2008  

Maximize your CMMS investment

A CMMS will help you maximize plant assets, but

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
October 6, 2008  

Eight reasons to consider pulsed mig welding

The newest generation of pulsed MIG welders is user-friendly

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
September 15, 2008  

Cinde/Mohawk address NDT technicians shortage

Ultrasonic testing at Mohawk College’s non-destructive testing lab. Mohawk

News Facilities Maintenance Operations
September 10, 2008  

Diffusing a ticking time bomb

One area that’s woefully underestimated and urgently needs attention