How Reliability-Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Analysis work together to solve problems

How Reliability-Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Analysis work together to solve problems

Plants worldwide turn to reliability tools such as RCM and RCA to reduce maintenance costs and prevent disruptions. They help identify where losses are, develop procedures to mitigate the losses and, ideally, improve equipment reliability and performance. Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) asks what could happen and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) examines what did happen. Though many…

Q&A on transitioning to Industry 4.0

Q&A on transitioning to Industry 4.0

Reliability expert Jack Nicholas discussed in a recent webinar how to transition maintenance teams to Industry 4.0. He discussed how data and advanced analytics will transform operations, maintenance, and reliability (OM&R). In addition, he provided helpful steps for a digital transition. Several attendees submitted questions to Nicholas during the webinar, and his answers can be found below….

Sage advice from an industry veteran about transitioning to Industry 4.0

Sage advice from an industry veteran about transitioning to Industry 4.0

For many reliability professionals, Jack R. Nicholas is the guru of reliability instruction, guaranteed to teach you something new with every session. In January 2020, he presented at a Best Practice Webinar for Fluke Reliability, sharing his advice on transitioning maintenance teams to Industry 4.0. You can listen to the webinar presentation on demand. Here…

Proactive maintenance strategies to extend the life of your assets

Proactive maintenance strategies to extend the life of your assets

For maintenance pros focused on reliability, the P-F Curve is a useful tool. Proactive steps that you take at the front of the curve, such as precision alignment, asset condition management, vibration analysis, and more, can effectively extend the curve and the life of your assets, experience has proven. In this webinar, Fluke Reliability experts…

Overcoming barriers to connected reliability: Is 2020 the year we make strides?

Overcoming barriers to connected reliability: Is 2020 the year we make strides?

2020 is widely expected to be a year of progress for maintenance teams against their connected reliability goals, as they increase adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems. Why this year? In his December 2019 webinar with Fluke Reliability, technologist Oliver Sturrock explores some of the underlying conditions around technology adoption in maintenance operations…

Progress on your reliability maintenance goals begins – and ends – with your facility’s culture

Progress on your reliability maintenance goals begins – and ends – with your facility’s culture

Key takeaways from October 2019 webinar by Dr. Klaus Blache As reliability professionals, we’re predisposed to prioritize the most critical assets. But what if someone told you that asset prioritization wasn’t the key to improving reliability maintenance? Dr. Klaus Blache, director of the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), has…

How to connect a facility ─ even when the customer is skeptical

How to connect a facility ─ even when the customer is skeptical

Excerpts from a podcast with Kevin Clark, CMRP  Kevin Clark, former Vice President of Fluke Reliability Solutions, spent more than 35 years in manufacturing, first as a wrench-turner and eventually as an expert in digital maintenance systems. He recently sat down with IIoT podcaster Dez Blanchfield to share some of his experiences. You can listen…

How to pivot your reliability journey to capacity assurance

How to pivot your reliability journey to capacity assurance

For some maintenance managers, realizing that IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) devices won’t automatically fix their production capacity issues is kind of like a blockbuster movie with a depressing ending. Cheer up! Indeed, new technology is not the first step in most improvement processes. But it’s also true that we’re much better these days at…

What to know about predictive technologies and their impact on maintenance and reliability
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What to know about predictive technologies and their impact on maintenance and reliability

Predictive technologies and condition-based maintenance play a larger role in establishing a robust reliability and maintainability process than most realize. This webinar presentation by renowned expert Dr. Klaus Blache will discuss the past, present, and future of predictive technologies; how they drive reliability and maintainability, their influence on continuous improvement, and more. Dr. Klaus Blache,…

Go paperless with CMMS software

Go paperless with CMMS software

Searching for and recreating lost paper documents costs organizations mightily. Those with 1,000 employees spend approximately $2.5 million to $3.5 million per year on such tasks, according to the research firm International Data Corp. Computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software not only helps you standardize and automate maintenance activities but also provides you with a…