Maintenance planning do’s and don’ts to increase your M&R team’s effectiveness
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Maintenance planning do’s and don’ts to increase your M&R team’s effectiveness

Those responsible for reliability maintenance and asset uptime should consider adding maintenance planning to your list of critical processes. That’s a major takeaway from a Fluke Reliability Best Practice Webinar in April 2020 in which reliability expert Shon Isenhour scrutinized the quality of today’s maintenance planning practices. Isenhour, a founding partner of asset management consultant…

10 key steps to CMMS success
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10 key steps to CMMS success

 Experts estimate that up to 70 percent of initial CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. A CMMS implementation is not just about CMMS data. It also involves centering empirical asset health data within your own cohesive synergy involving people, processes, and technology. In this webinar, Gregory Perry, Fluke Reliability Senior Consultant, explores the 10…

Adaptive alignment: the next generation in laser shaft alignment systems
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Adaptive alignment: the next generation in laser shaft alignment systems

 What if laser alignment systems could automatically adapt to different assets, simple-to-complex alignment challenges, and any user’s skills and experience? Such adaptability is the hallmark of a new generation of laser alignment technology. With it, alignment jobs get done faster and with higher precision. In this webinar, Jonathan Gough, Fluke Reliability Product Manager for…

Lessons from the pandemic to help maintenance & reliability pros be more effective
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Lessons from the pandemic to help maintenance & reliability pros be more effective

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread havoc across the globe but has also brought key learnings that may change the way we do business forever. These will likely include more workplace protections such as hand sanitizer and PPE, more distance between workspaces and people, and a heavier reliance on technology for sharing data, communicating, and…

Tips, technology, and tools for next-generation machinery alignment
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Tips, technology, and tools for next-generation machinery alignment

An aging workforce means younger people and newer tools tackling alignment issues in our modern rotating machines. With today’s adaptive alignment tools and technology, and some basic fundamentals, even the most complex alignment jobs can be handled by anyone in the plant. There’s no need to rely on just a few experienced mechanics to perform…

Step up to improve your data quality and watch the confidence in your operations grow

Step up to improve your data quality and watch the confidence in your operations grow

A recent study published by MIT Review suggests that the manufacturing sector is making life harder than it needs to be. Manufacturing ranks among the bottom five sectors to be using digital technologies to enable employees to work better. Manufacturing has digitalized many of its systems, but it hasn’t managed to achieve the transformative results…

So, your planner doesn’t plan? How to move away from unplanned maintenance
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So, your planner doesn’t plan? How to move away from unplanned maintenance

What do you mean your planner doesn’t plan? Let’s look at what a maintenance planner should do both for and with your organization. The planner role is one of the most important roles within your reliability program. However, in a recent SMRP Conference session, only 3% said their planners were truly planning work regularly. If…

Five things to do when no one can be in the plant
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Five things to do when no one can be in the plant

With many companies ordered to shut down and people ordered to stay in their homes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, organizations and teams have had to adapt—and suddenly. If your maintenance team cannot work in your plant, what should you do? How can you leverage this unplanned downtime? We went to some Fluke Reliability…

Fluke Reliability and Industrial Talk Podcast discuss starting a reliability program
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Fluke Reliability and Industrial Talk Podcast discuss starting a reliability program

Fluke Reliability expert John Bernet appeared on the Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie. Bernet, an application specialist and Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional with decades of experience, provided insights into the long-term financial benefits that an optimized reliability program can have on an organization’s bottom line. By saving money and increasing efficiency, you will better…

Tips to help Operations and Finance find common ground on asset management

Tips to help Operations and Finance find common ground on asset management

In today’s manufacturing world, the impact of downtime is pretty clearly understood at the top of the food chain. But what about the benefits of uptime, preventive maintenance, or end-to-end connectivity? How do you, as a maintenance and reliability professional, make a case for long-term planning if there aren’t any concrete short-term financial gains? Suzane…