Archive: Oct 2010

3 Myths About Robotics Manufacturing

When the automotive industry rolled out the first manufacturing robotics equipment in the 1960’s, plant workers no doubt worried about their jobs. Almost 50 years later, workers, still worry when the plant decides to enter the robotics era. The same myths, or an updated form of them, always seem to arise as well. Fortunately, these…

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5 Point Motor Check: Preventive Maintenance for Machine Motors

The motor is one of the single most important components that is found within nearly all factory manufacturing equipment. When a motor fails, it’s safe to bet that your equipment won’t be functioning either. Repairing and replacing motors can oftentimes be a costly exercise in time and money. Fortunately, with the correct preventative maintenance you…

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5 Green Ideas for Reducing Factory Packaging Waste

In an effort to save money and reduce their carbon footprint, many manufacturers are exploring ways to cut waste in the most deserving sector – product packaging. While all of the packaging can’t be cut out, a reduction is almost always easily found in factory packaging. In fact, recent years have seen consumers crying out…

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5 Sources for Preventive Maintenance Training

Finding a preventive maintenance training program may turn out to be a bit difficult if you’ve never used one. They are offered by equipment manufacturers, software companies and people who specialize in equipment training. Many programs cater to entire factories, like those using software that can run on company computers. Others involve actual live attendance…

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The Importance of Preventive Maintenance Training

Preventive maintenance is a part of the industrial process, but it is also something that one must learn. Fortunately, companies can easily train their staff without having to hire a specialty team. The problem, though, is that managers in manufacturing industry often argue the importance of this specialized training. In truth, such training should be…

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3 Signs of a Poor Spare Parts System

Spare parts inventories only function properly when they are properly managed. Proper management entails planning scheduling, monitoring, and procurement. When any of these components are out of line, you have a recipe for problems, the kind that involve a broken piece of machinery and not enough spare parts to fix it. Fortunately, a spare parts…

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