PUMPS & SYSTEMS • May 2012

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ?— Frank A. Clark

“So easy that even a caveman can do it, ” as stated in a popular TV commercial, could easily be used to describe today’s predictive maintenance tools because they work so well. However, to be truly competitive, a company’s goals should go further than being satisfied with marginal improvements in machine reliability.
Achieving equipment reliability that is required for maximum profits is both realistic and obtainable for any company. Proper use of predictive maintenance (PdM) tools is a key factor in realizing such goals. This article provides solutions to overcoming obstacles and issues associated with monitoring machinery and using predictive maintenance tools—such as precision shaft alignment and vibration instruments.

Read my entire article Overcome the Obstacles to Successful Predictive Maintenance

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by Bill Hillman CMRP