Essential Tips for Moving From Reactive to Preventive Maintenance

For most companies, the idea of moving from reactive to preventive maintenance (PM) is out of the question, even before discussions start. Such a huge leap can sound very intimidating. However, for those who choose to take on the challenge, there is some good news. It's not an impossible feat. But before diving deeper into preventive maintenance, it's worth looking into the reasons for doing it in the first place.

How a Facility Condition Assessment Can Support Your Asset Management Goals

In supporting your asset management goals, it is essential to have the ability to anticipate your needs instead of repeatedly being caught off-guard. Your facilities are some of the most prized assets that you need to keep an eye on. But are you aware of how your facilities are doing? How do you know the condition of your facilities at any given time? And how can you put that information to good use?

How to Create Maintenance KPI Dashboards to Improve Performance

Competition is a great motivator. Whether you’re watching children play a board game, your favorite NFL team in the Super Bowl, or your maintenance team at your facility, everyone wants to know the score. 

Enhanced Preventive Maintenance Is Key to Effective Food Safety

For most manufacturing companies, no matter what they make, preventive maintenance is all about keeping equipment running. This includes providing scheduled, targeted maintenance before there is a breakdown that can stop production. This is, of course, necessary―but not sufficient in the food and beverage industry. Enhanced preventive maintenance (EPM) can prevent food safety issues from occurring, and can also increase the company's confidence in its quality and food safety programs.

Maintenance in Data Centers Discussion with George Parada

Data centers are responsible for so much of the information transfer we all take for granted today. Managing maintenance and reliability for these centers then can provide some unique challenges. 

Comprehensive Guide to Building a Maintenance Excellence Team (Part 2: Walk)

This is the second in a series of four articles on how to evolve your maintenance maturity over time. Taken together, this series will provide a roadmap for becoming a first-class maintenance team. Each article will cover one step in the process: crawl, walk, run, and sprint. The material is based on the author’s experience implementing it in his own organization. To read part 1 of the series, click here. George Miconi is a Maintenance Planner with Worthington Industries.

4 Steps to Overcoming Common Maintenance Issues

Maintenance teams everywhere face tough challenges every day. They come to work not knowing what they will face when they arrive because of equipment reliability issues and more. I found that by executing a few new ideas, maintenance teams can make a major difference in the reliability and uptime of their equipment. My hope is that this article provides you with a few ideas to take the next step at your site.

Meter based planned preventative maintenance is maintenance

This type of maintenance is performed for general upkeep and to stop a breakdown before it can occur. The best way to plan preventative maintenance is to use meter-based readings. Meter-based readings track the activity and measure the condition of equipment, such as the number of hours an equipment has been in use, how far it has driven or a certain mileage, and other operating conditions. Once a condition or usage level is reached, an alert is triggered that produces a technician work order and saves the information to a CMMS asset history.

Infographic: What are Facility Manager's Primary KPIs?

Pandemic Best Practices: How Glidewell Dental is Navigating Health, Safety, and Continuity — Pending

While the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in dramatic numbers across the globe, people and businesses are still reeling from the pandemic's impact on everyday life. The public is adjusting to living and working from home with shelter-in-place orders, but businesses large and small are struggling to figure out how to change their business practices, protect their employees and local communities, and maintain productivity and customer service.