Top 10 blog posts of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we’ve rounded up our top 10 blog posts from 2018. We’ve covered a variety of topics this year, and based on the results, our readers have enjoyed gaining a better understanding of preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance. Our webinars also remain popular, and The Hive Comic Strip has been a reader favorite as well this year.

1.What is preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance is a strategy that companies can implement to move away from reactive maintenance and begin a reliability journey. Achieving preventive maintenance is a key step toward a predictive maintenance program.

2. Maintenance planning and scheduling

Planning and scheduling are two different functions that work together to create a maintenance program. This webinar discusses how a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) provides the tools to plan and schedule maintenance, but a successful implementation process is important to leverage the full power of a maintenance management system.

3. Predictive versus preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) are very different approaches to reliability. Understanding the difference between PM and PdM and employing a balance of each within your maintenance strategy can result in effective asset management.

4. What is proactive maintenance

Proactive maintenance is a preventive maintenance strategy that makes it possible to perform maintenance only when necessary. The purpose of proactive maintenance is to see machine failures as something that can be anticipated and avoided before they develop.

5. What is predictive maintenance?

Predictive maintenance involves monitoring the condition and performance of equipment during normal operation to reduce failures. A CMMS, condition monitoring, data integration, and integrated tools and sensors can facilitate success.

6. The importance of materials management, planning and scheduling

The purpose of the maintenance function is to maintain and quickly repair equipment at the optimal cost without disrupting production. This webinar covers the current state of maintenance programs and storerooms, world class concepts for storerooms, tactical best practices and fundamental elements of good maintenance planning and scheduling.

7. How to organize your storeroom for success

Material management is a technique focused on planning, organizing and controlling the flow of materials. This webinar focuses on aspects of a materials management program, the role the storeroom plays in achieving this mission, potential pitfalls and critical success factors for success.

8. Fluke Accelix presents The Hive comic strip series

The Hive explores the fun side of maintenance and reliability and covers a range of topics including thermal imaging, connected reliability, asset health, condition monitoring and vibration screening. These comics provide a good laugh and help you learn something as well.

9. Understanding the hierarchical structures in CMMS

There must be an underlying hierarchical structure that provides a foundation for assets. This webinar addresses several questions including:

  • What exactly is a hierarchical asset structure?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What is the process of developing these structures?

10. Understanding the failure codes

This webinar teaches viewers about failure code definitions, a failure code hierarchy, why to use them and best practices with failure codes.


With the new year approaching, we want to hear from you! What type of content would you like to see more of in 2019? Let us know so that we can provide the information you need for success.

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