Category: Small manufacturer maintenance

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 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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Step 2 in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts.       Use these questions to decide what is critical.   Is the item obsolete or likely to be obsolete in 6 months? Can you use something else that you have in stock as a substitute? Can […]
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Can a compressed air leak survey save your shop $10,000 to $50,000?

 Yes it can… Try  spending the money you save from a good air leak survey on some tools to keep you out of the breakdown mode. Scenario #1      200 HP of compressed air, 100 HP full time and 100 HP as backup. house pressure is 107 to maintain 100 PSI throughout the system. […]
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What is EUA? And why should I care?

Energize CT’s EUA has been created as an economic development initiative for the manufacturing sector. Sponsored by Eversource the assessment helps manufacturers qualify and identify specific energy reduction opportunities and the efficient measures needed to reduce kWh and CCF consumption. This study that looks at how much, where, and when you use energy. This assessment […]
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