Category: Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

How to use predictive sensors in your maintenance strategy.

Utilizing Maintenance Sensors is an Extension of Preventive Maintenance, by John Kravontka… Predictive Sensor Overview/Strategy Utilizing maintenance sensors is an extension of preventive maintenance. It is based on the theory that equipment operates efficiently when measurements of temperature, vibration, sound, amperage, accuracy/alignment, pressure, etc., fall within acceptable limits. As the equipment wears, these measurements drift […]
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The Maintenance Geek is speaking at EASTEC on May 16th at 3:50 – 4:25pm

  Please mark you calendars:   Tuesday May 16th at 3:50 pm. Register today and get ready for the EASTEC experience, including: Hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies, equipment and products Keynotes and technical presentations with industry leaders and experts Networking opportunities to meet new contacts and develop relationships Resources that can solve your […]
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The Maintenance Geek has been asked to speak at EASTEC in May…

May 16-18, 2017 | Eastern States  Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts I was pleased to find out that I have been accepted to speak at EASTEC. Here is the letter I received: Dear Robert: On behalf of SME, thank you for submitting an abstract for EASTEC 2017.  We are pleased to inform you that your abstract, […]
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5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is available

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General, breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.   My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is out and available on Amazon.com   http://amzn.to/2c78hia If you want […]
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Step 5 of the 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.   My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is in final proof Here are some highlights […]
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Step 4 of the 5 steps to a world class maintenance organization.

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts. Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs Step 4 Focused Improvement Events   Set up an event with one of your most critical pieces of equipment.  Who should be the Players in your focused improvement event?  Maintenance Personnel , Operations Management,  Operators, […]
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Step 3 of the 5 steps in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts. Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs Typically 50% of PM’s are wasted. An example would be doing a PM in an electrical panel, the goal is to tighten the 100 or so connections, typically 1 or 2 will need […]
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Does your business have a good plan to Grow? How the Business Sustainability Challenge can help!

 What is the “Business Sustainability Challenge” and why should I care? New England Utilities offer the Business sustainability Challenge. With a small team your company can become more competitive by taking a strategic look at Energy, Workforce, Operations, and Waste Streams. Results from this planning include reducing risks and leveraging opportunities to shield your company […]
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