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Autonomous Maintenance and Standardization

Standardization is defined as establishing methods and procedures to improve reliability and maintainability. This can include: Read more…

Autonomous Maintenance Standards

Conduct initial maintenance in accordance with standards; revise any that need to be revised at this point. Read more…

Lubrication Standards

In Step 3 of Autonomous Maintenance, overall cleaning, inspection, and lubrication standards are established. Overall cleaning and inspections include bolt torquing or tightening, minor calibration, Read more…

Transmission Cutaway

Step 2 in Autonomous Maintenance is to correct sources of dirt and grime; prevent spattering and improve accessibility of hard to clean areas, shortening the time it takes to clean and lubricate. Correct the sources  Read more…

Cleaning Inspection

Step one in the Autonomous Maintenance (AM) process is “Initial Cleaning.” Thoroughly clean equipment and its surroundings. Expose any hidden defects by removing contaminates. Correct any defective items on equipment, tighten bolts and lubricate, and, if needed, write a work order to correct defects requiring advanced mechanical skills. Identify sources of contamination, leaking hoses, gearboxes, worn bearings, and Read more…

Wear

Bearing problems can result in costly downtime, equipment damage, and breakdowns. To attain reliable operation and low maintenance costs, it is essential to follow proper handling practices. This includes:

  • Bearing storage
  • Cleaning
  • Inspection

The life of any bearing depends on the care and maintenance it receives. This is especially true in industrial applications, where operating conditions tend to be harsh, loads are heavy, and contamination from dirt Read more…

Bearings

 

All rotating equipment creates radial and axial forces during normal operation. These forces can lead to a catastrophic failure of the equipment, unless the proper support equipment and systems are used. The most Read more…

Oil and Grease Application Methods

Many different methods are used to apply oils and greases to machinery. These methods range from a simple oil can, used to physically apply oil to rotating machinery at predetermined intervals, to large, Read more…

Sampling and Testing

Proper machinery lubrication requires a clean, effective supply of lubricating oil. Oil can become full of wear products, become contaminated by water or chemicals, or otherwise lose the properties it was chosen Read more…

Lubricant Properties

Lubricant Properties

Whenever an object moves against another object, friction will be present, turning kinetic energy into heat and causing equipment to wear. Using lubricants helps to reduce this friction, allowing more work to be done for Read more…