Reliability and Maintenance

What is Good Overall Production Efficiency?

Have three minutes? In this short video, Christer Idhammar gives examples from different industries on good OPE numbers and how this relates to the size of the equipment.

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Preventive Maintenance Cards, Anyone?

A great PM program will increase product output, improve product delivery reliability, lower manufacturing cost over time, extend the life of the equipment, and create a well-maintained mill that is safer to work in.

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There is NO valid excuse for not doing scheduled Preventive Maintenance inspections

By Owe Forsberg, Vice President and Senior Consultant , IDCON INC a reliability and maintenance management consulting firm Preventive Maintenance inspections, in particular Condition Monitoring, is executed to detect problems early. The compelling reasons for detecting problems early is to minimize the cost of the repairs and to reduce or manage the risks involved in making those repairs.  Minimizing costs ...

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The Benefits Of Running A Mobile Maintenance Workforce

One of the big challenges of selling maintenance software is convincing people that it can be adopted quickly. This is why every CMMS provider flaunts how their solution is “easy to use”. If you dig a little deeper, the real problem lies in the change of mindset. Many organizations have a long-standing relationship with reactive maintenance and many older technicians ...

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Is your mill stranded on an Happy Island of Reliability

by Christer Idhammar, IDCON INC Founder, Reliability and Maintenance Guru and author. IDCON is a Reliability and Maintenance Management Consulting firm helping mills improve overall productivity through better work processes. If you measure reliability by department, electrical, mechanical, process control etc. You may each have a reliability of 97-99%, and everybody is very happy on their island. But if you ...

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Rack ’Em!

Even Alabama’s diviest dive bar wasn’t enough to throw me off my game.

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A Case for Planners

With or without planners, someone always plans work. Otherwise, the work could not be done.

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IIoT for R&M: The Real Struggle

What will it really take to adopt IIoT technology into Reliability and Maintenance? Part 2 of this article looks at overcoming the biases that are the first cause of failure, plus two other causes and how to address them.

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