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Every company that runs industrial equipment is aware of all the regular issues they could face if they don’t keep up with maintenance properly. Things like repairs and their costs, unplanned downtime, lost productivity, and so on. Whether it’s subconscious or not, every day that somebody puts off important maintenance tasks, they’re making a calculation …

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In the manufacturing space as a whole, there’s been a trend toward having fewer people on the floor at any given time. The trend started with the advent of automation. Reshoring initiatives hastened it, forcing companies to do more with less, in order to be competitive. Finally, and obviously, the COVID pandemic has kicked this …

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We talk to a lot of people about predictive analysis, for obvious reasons. In our conversations, we see that there are still a great deal of owners and operators who are reluctant to make the investment. One particular comment we hear is that people prefer to use their own “naked ear” to know when machinery …

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It’s easy to take bearings for granted. Essential components of factory equipment, they’re highly engineered and manufactured to hyper-precise tolerances. As such, they require strict maintenance protocols and ignoring those protocols can rapidly lead to otherwise avoidable bearing failure. In the best-case scenario, bearing failure puts your equipment out of action until they can be …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the global economy, but the real test for manufacturers will be how they adapt going forward. With supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and constantly changing consumer demands, it’s clear that all businesses will need to be lightning fast in the coming months to keep up with the pandemic. For …

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With nearly 3 out of 4 Americans in a state of lockdown, many companies are attempting to convert as much of their business to a remote operation as possible. For manufacturers this can be especially challenging. While some workforce can’t be sent home, predictive maintenance tools offer an incredible opportunity for manufacturers to minimize a …

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Equipment maintenance is one of the biggest cost centers for many industries, including manufacturing. Maintenance programs of the past sought to increase the uptime and lifespan of key machinery assets by ensuring they were well cared for on a routine basis, thus minimizing the chance that they would breakdown at the worst possible time, halt …

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IoT enabled technology is changing the way many industries approach interactivity with their assets. In the manufacturing industry specifically, most companies have made significant investments to move from preventative maintenance to a predictive maintenance model utilizing these powerful tools. In the past decade, smartphones and tablets have become mainstream in business and our day-to-day lives, …

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Reliability engineers have an important role in the modern manufacturing workplace. Everything from end-user safety, to maintenance cost reduction, falls under the domain of the reliability engineer. While the job dates back to the 1920s at Bell Labs with the introduction of statistical process control, the advent of modern computers has undoubtedly advanced the accuracy …

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Staying competitive is always top of mind for manufacturers. With the ever-increasing supply of goods from overseas producers coupled with the rising costs of domestic production, manufacturers need to utilize any advantage they can. In manufacturing, one of the best investments is reducing machine breakdowns. Studies have consistently demonstrated that downtime is one of the leading …

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