Equipment

Training to Minimize Human Error

2019-03-01T11:35:17-05:00

The most common prescription to correct the cause of an accident or mistake is training. Training in itself is not a total solution. It is important that the operators or maintenance technicians understand the proper […]

Training to Minimize Human Error2019-03-01T11:35:17-05:00

What is Poka-yoke?

2019-03-01T11:46:45-05:00

Removing human error, or mistake proofing, is a key component of creating an efficient manufacturing process. So key, in fact, that it has its own unique term to describe it – Poka-yoke. […]

What is Poka-yoke?2019-03-01T11:46:45-05:00

To Err is Human

2015-11-04T08:40:34-05:00

We are all susceptible to making mistakes.  After all, we are only human, right?  It is part of the trial and error process of learning.  Sometimes the mistake is due to ignorance, such as a toddler touching a hot stove and learning not to do it again.  And sometimes the error is from lack of [...]

To Err is Human2015-11-04T08:40:34-05:00

Vibration Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

2015-10-21T08:44:34-04:00

One of the single most frustrating and costly problems that befall companies is the unexpected failure of machinery. From pumps to conveyors, or any other type of machine used, there is never a shortage of maintenance required to keep things running smoothly. The only way to combat these seemingly random issues is with a robust [...]

Vibration Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance2015-10-21T08:44:34-04:00

Should I Do the Maintenance or Just Buy New Equipment?

2015-09-02T08:13:29-04:00

Are you are a Facility or Maintenance Manager? If so, then you have certainly faced the difficult choice between spending limited resources, maintaining equipment, or letting it “run-to-failure.” Applying preventive […]

Should I Do the Maintenance or Just Buy New Equipment?2015-09-02T08:13:29-04:00

Losses in West Central Africa

2015-07-22T08:35:16-04:00

Through my work as a member of Technology Transfer Services (TTS), I was lucky enough to spend some time in West Central Africa over the past few years, helping to improve maintenance and operations at industrial facilities. One of the issues that my team and I frequently encountered involved warehouse managers and their attempts to [...]

Losses in West Central Africa2015-07-22T08:35:16-04:00

The True Cost of Spares Procurement

2015-07-14T08:56:44-04:00

  Nobody wants to spend more money than necessary.  I’m sure everyone can relate to trying to save money on purchases such as gasoline, insurance, cell phone service, groceries or travel and accommodations for that vacation you’ve been planning all year.  It makes sense to shop around for the best deal on a vehicle or [...]

The True Cost of Spares Procurement2015-07-14T08:56:44-04:00

Spares Management Inventory Accuracy

2015-07-07T10:52:21-04:00

Organizations spend big bucks maintaining equipment.  How many times have you heard that a critical piece of your equipment is down, and the spare part needed isn’t in stock or can’t be found in the warehouse?  A robust Inventory Spares Management program will ensure the ability to find the right part exactly when it is [...]

Spares Management Inventory Accuracy2015-07-07T10:52:21-04:00
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