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Earning Employee Trust

It's no secret that being trusted by team members is critical to any leader's success. And that fact leads to an all important question: How can you earn your people's trust ... what can you do...

Establishing an Effective Maintenance Program

When establishing an effective maintenance program, one must determine not only which Preventive Maintenance (PM) routines to accomplish, but how often should they be done. The answer to this...

Working with Infrared Windows

IR windows are gaining acceptance as an alternative to opening high voltage electrical cabinets. There are two basic types of windows. Clear windows and grills (with or without integrated windows)...

Collecting Vibration Data with a Portable Collector

When collecting vibration data with a portable collector, the transducer must be securely mounted to the collection point. I generally use a flat rare earth magnet, but there are some points that are...

You Have to Build a Partnership with Operations

One of the easiest traps to fall into is to create an adversarial relationship with the Operations organization. After all, if they wouldn't break it, you wouldn't have to fix it, right? Bet if you...

Organizing a Successful PdM Program

Predictive maintenance is a systematic method of monitoring and trending rotating equipment on a regularly scheduled basis to determine the condition of machines subject to wear and tear. On-line...