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effort seems to be wasted in 'over-kill'
tenance schedules. Eventually thework
maintenance due to not conducting
is completed with delays. Breakdowns
condition-based activities." Instead,
at times do occur.
they take simple time- or calendarUnfortunately the preventive
based approaches for preventive
maintenance that was not completed
maintenance (PM), inspections, even
on time sometimes leads to a deeper
overhauls. As s consultant now, and
repair. This problem will continue as
previously as a maintenance manager,
long as our numbers [demaind for
I set up condition-based monitoring
product] remain strong. That really is a
good/bad thing. 
programs to not only enhance reliability, but to reduce "over-kill" wasted
time. Sometimes even Run- to- Failure
College Electrical Lab Mgr/
might be the most efficient/economical
Instructor/Consultant, West. . .
option.
As I reviewed our Reliability Plan and
On a related
compared the results
"time-wasting"
of our efforts, I found
note, I also see
many "pot holes" that
'Much time and
companies and/
chew up our mainteor management
nance time. Among
effort seems to be
overdo meetthem:
ings, scheduling
Example 1: The
wasted in 'over-kill'
them too often,
time spent logging
for too long,
all our preventivemaintenance due
without organized
maintenance (PM)
to not conducting
agendas, and
data in the system is
then allowing
taking about 30 hours
condition-based
attendees (some
per week, for all three
of whom can't or
shifts in an operation
activities.'
don't contribute to
that operates 24 hours
the discussions)
a day, six days a week.
to leave those
(We are evaluating
meetings without
a bar-code scanning
firm objectives.
system that seems to reduce input time
Well-planned meetings are a
about 55% as a possible solution).
valuable organizational and commuExample 2: Downtime emergencies
nications medium. Unfortunately,
take maintenance staff away from
management frequently wastes
reliability projects. This time loss puts
everybody's time by holding poorly
us behind.
planned meetings, when one-on-one
Example 3: Reliable staffing is a
discussions or a few phone calls would
problem. "No shows" lead to the
suffice.
worst time loss. The organization
gives employees a generous leave-time
bonus. Many people save up eight
Maintenance Leader
hours and then take it off.
Discrete Mfg, Midwest. . .
Example 4: One of the most
Our biggest problem is twofold. Due
irritating problems is the new "Honey
to the demand for our product at
Do" list [that we receive} from upper
times, we often are not able to have
management/engineering every week.
machinery released from production
Plus, we're expected to work miracles
to work on it. This can put the rotation
in completing this list. MT
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology September 2017

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Bionics Will Drive Future Factories
Filling The Skills Gap
Virtual Simulation and Plant Safety
Update Grounding Knowledge
Don't Overlook STF Hazards
Alternative LOTO Measures
SAP: Tips and Tricks
Compressed Air Filters
IR Inspections
Crack The Lube-Fault Code
DCIM Drives Efficiencies
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Editorial
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Bionics Will Drive Future Factories
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Filling The Skills Gap
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Virtual Simulation and Plant Safety
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Update Grounding Knowledge
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Don't Overlook STF Hazards
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Alternative LOTO Measures
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - SAP: Tips and Tricks
Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Compressed Air Filters
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - IR Inspections
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Crack The Lube-Fault Code
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - DCIM Drives Efficiencies
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Products
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Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Ad Index
Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Showcase
Maintenance Technology September 2017 - Final Thought
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