“Not Me”: A Challenge for many Reliability Professionals

February 28, 2017

Reliability professionals face a lot of challenges in their profession and deserve a lot of credit for the positive impact they have within an organization. Your efforts provide a greater return on deployed assets by reducing risk, unscheduled downtime and cost while helping to improve capacity, quality, safety and other factors. As much credit as […]






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Ultrasonic Signature can Provide early Warning of Mechanical Failure

February 21, 2017

Rotating equipment produces a sound (ultrasonic) signature during operation. This signature can be measured and trended over time. As the machine components begin to fail a change in the ultrasonic signature will occur. The change in sound level can be used to alarm that could be related to lubrication or bearing damage. A key factor […]






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Parallel-align Rolls with Easy-Laser E970 System for Reliability

January 24, 2017

The Easy-Laser E970 laser roll alignment system is a well-established product proven to be effective in many parallel roll alignment applications such as in printing presses, steel, aluminum and paper mills. We recently completed a roll alignment at a stainless steel roll slitting facility. Setting the system up was fast and easy, from establishing a […]






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Do No Harm in 2017! The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability

January 3, 2017

As Published by Uptime Magazine December/ January 2017 issue Do No Harm: The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability The Greek physician Hippocrates (c.460 BC – c.370 BC) is credited with an oath that was meant to provide certain ethical standards a physician was to uphold. While maintenance is not of the magnitude as being a […]






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If you had one tool for reliability what would it be?

November 29, 2016

The practice of reliability has many tools, processes and methodologies that can and should be implemented within a facility. Try as we may, it is usually not possible to implement and sustain all of them. So the challenge quickly becomes deciding which aspects of reliability to implement and in what order! Implementation and enforcement of […]






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