A 398 KW MV motor that runs a blower fan in a cement plant was showing strange behavior. The vibration equipment indicated vibration amplitudes that became chronic with the passage of time. The maintenance team, not knowing what the issue was, ran the motor until the bearings had to be replaced...
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Industry 4.0 applications generate a huge volume of complex data—big data. This naturally increases the potential for generating added value along the entire value chain. Only with relevant, high quality, and useful data—smart data—can the associated economic potential be unfolded...
- Dzianis Lukashevich
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
In the world of horse racing, guessing the winners is pretty much a gamble. But imagine if a gambler knew in advance the trifecta of the race. It would be a no-brainer, and they would put everything they had on the race knowing they would see huge returns on the investment...
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
Reliability engineers can’t be in two places at once. But when assets from two different plants are raising concern, how does the engineer figure out which one is more likely to contribute to an outage? Remote diagnostics help maintenance teams decide where to deploy valuable resources like subject matter experts, troubleshooting equipment, and spares.......
- Brett Burger
- National Instruments
Organizations may be tempted to throw IIoT-enhanced devices and software at the wall to see what sticks. This may be an option, but it’s not conducive to a successful maintenance program rollout...
- Frederic Baudart