Step up, RAM Pros: Coach top managers on leading reliability-improvement initiatives from a business perspective. Their “walking the talk” is crucial in building Lean Equipment Management cultures.
Energy is at the center of the quest for an environmentally sustainable future, including sustainable manufacturing. As the author often writes, RAM Pros play a vital role in achieving such objectives.
What does failure of a synchronous motor look like? This article answers with a discussion of the approach to and results of a before-and-after failure analysis of a 4,500-hp, 1,800-rpm motor.
Mothballed machines left unprotected for as few as six months may not respond fully to belated protection methods. After six months of zero protection, things start heading south pretty quickly.
A combined team delivered impressive results. This type of improvement allows a plant to drive more proactive maintenance, thus improving equipment availability and increasing revenue.
Customer Success Story: LLDPE Plant Operator Increases Rotary Feed Drum Performance And Reduces Downtime
Demanding environments are tough on component wear life. This story of a linear low-density polyethylene manufacturing operation in Texas is a case in point. The solution paid off quickly.
A key success factor in Lean Equipment Management is deployment of several interdependent principles in ways that change the culture around that equipment. This column provides details.
Some say synchronous machines have no slip. But they do. With rotating-field defects, a large unit under load will slip out of synchronous mode and be kicked back in, causing a signature.
Many parts of the earth are experiencing disasters related to climate change. As the author points out, waiting to act or endlessly debating the issue are not sensible abatement strategies.
Lean Equipment Management (LEM) for the most critical, most penalizing equipment-driven processes in a plant is a worthy goal. Achieving it begins with (demands) a business-focused approach.