July 2010 · IMPO Magazine

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Investing in more efficient process machinery makes good business sense and will help to ensure reduced costs plus a greener plant. However, not all plants can afford to replace their present equipment with newer, more efficient machines. What steps can these plants take to “green up” their business and operate more efficiently? Most plants can vastly improve machine reliability, efficiency, and reduce raw materials conversion costs by simply making improvements in their present machinery. This can be done through precision maintenance practices and defect elimination. A good PdM (predictive maintenance) process will help to achieve these goals.

Read the entire article: Save Some Green: Green Up Your Machines

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, by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL