Reliability and Maintenance

Driving lesson for reliability

If you’ve been in the industry since the late 80s or early 90s, you may be familiar with the image in this video. In order to have reliable production your mill manager, operations manager and maintenance manager need to work together to see the whole picture. Christer Idhammar, IDCON company founder and reliability and maintenance management expert, takes you through ...

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What’s Operations role for reliability?

A trinity partnership between Operations – Maintenance – Engineering is needed for reliable production. The question that needs to be broached is “What exactly does Maintenance need Operations to do?” In this video, Tor Idhammar, President of IDCON INC defines some of the common things that maintenance needs operations to do.

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Long-Term or Short-Term Results?

There is nothing wrong with focusing on getting quick results in maintenance, but there is a major problem with ONLY focusing on quick results in maintenance.

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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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