How to use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to get the reliability you need

How to use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to get the reliability you need

For every action taken to maintain a piece of equipment, a Failure Mode—or cause of failure—is managed. That is why a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an essential part of physical asset management. When done properly, an FMEA helps organizations: 1) Define equipment goals, 2) Identify what could cause Reliability to suffer, and…

Batteryless Fluke 3562 Screening Vibration Sensor

Batteryless Fluke 3562 Screening Vibration Sensor

The Fluke 3562 is a revolutionary solution that enables the collection of continuous vibration data in new and exciting ways. Not only is it wireless, scalable, and flexible, but this cutting-edge, batteryless technology allows it to be a long-term, worry-free solution. Did you join us for the recent Fluke 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor launch event?…

Unshrouding the mystery of rarely-used parts: How to avoid shutdown and cost overruns due to parts availability

Unshrouding the mystery of rarely-used parts: How to avoid shutdown and cost overruns due to parts availability

Storerooms everywhere are lacking certain critical parts while other parts are overstocked – and getting the mix right in today’s environment of supply shortages is even more challenging than it used to be. The risk, of course, is that a rarely-used yet critical part may not be available to get equipment back online, or that…

Strategies for addressing the manufacturing skills shortage

Strategies for addressing the manufacturing skills shortage

The skills shortage in America may put $1 trillion in manufacturing GDP at risk over the next decade. Forty percent of Canadian manufacturers face labor shortages, with that gap expected to become 60% within five years, and most industrial employers search for more than 6 months before filling vacancies. Add to this the surge of…

The existential question every business must ask: Why do we exist, and what is our shared purpose?

The existential question every business must ask: Why do we exist, and what is our shared purpose?

By:Ankush MalhotraPresident at Fluke Reliability It should come as no surprise that at Fluke, gathering data—measurement—is in our DNA. But perhaps the most critical data we collect is about ourselves. What do we stand for? Why do we do what we do? I am privileged to lead the Fluke Reliability organization within Fluke Corporation. Our…

What cybersecurity risks do maintenance and reliability teams face—and what can they do about it?

What cybersecurity risks do maintenance and reliability teams face—and what can they do about it?

Know thy enemy. This has never been truer than in the field of cybersecurity, right now. With ransomware attacks escalating by the day, maintenance and reliability teams at critical facilities, government organizations, and manufacturers all need to assess their level of cyber risk and improve their cyber preventive maintenance actions. To help frame that task,…

Using business intelligence tools to achieve reliability maintenance goals: Practical advice on how to get started

Using business intelligence tools to achieve reliability maintenance goals: Practical advice on how to get started

Sometimes the RCA experts need to do an RCA on themselves. There are many reasons why maintenance and reliability teams can feel stuck in place, and getting a big picture view of what’s (really) going on can be one way to identify root cause. Business intelligence tools such as Power BI and Tableau can assemble…

Future-proofing asset dependent firms against talent flight

Future-proofing asset dependent firms against talent flight

Talent risks now represent a significant threat to asset dependent firms. In addition to the sheer unavailability of talent, there is the increasingly competitive environment to attract talent. The stark reality is that even where the talent is available, significant onboarding is required to hone troubleshooting and other skills that these firms rely on daily….

Managing cybersecurity risk in maintenance and reliability

Managing cybersecurity risk in maintenance and reliability

 Maintenance and reliability teams increasingly utilize a range of technologies, systems and devices—all of which can present cybersecurity risks. For this presentation, cyber expert Matthew Hudon and CMRP Frederic Baudart are joining together to outline which cybersecurity risks M&R teams should pay particular attention to and what preventive actions make the most sense to…

Vibration monitoring for peak asset performance

Vibration monitoring for peak asset performance

Vibration monitoring alerts teams to changes in machine condition before the situation degrades enough to cause harm. With a solid mix of monitoring and in-person evaluation, maintenance teams can move closer to condition-based-maintenance, where they make decisions and schedule work based on what their assets are saying, not just on the maintenance intervals. Join this…