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December 18, 2012
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  • Many factors weighed as beverage industry lubricates its operations
    To keep their assembly lines running smoothly, many in the beverage industry depend on lubricants with a number of different factors to consider. For instance, food-grade lubricants reduce the possibility of product contamination but resist washdowns. Synthetic lubricants, on the other hand, can be more friendly to the environment. BevIndustry.com (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology & Trends 
 
  • Robots extend their reach in manufacturing
    Robots, previously reserved for only the largest manufacturers, have now advanced to the point they can be used in smaller-scale operations, and they're finding their way into a variety of tasks across industries. "In the past, automotive companies and other large manufacturers used robotics to do one thing or insert one part millions of times over the years," said Justin Percio, business manager for the automated welding segment of Lincoln Electric in Cleveland. "Today, robots are flexible enough to work on a large variety of parts or tasks cost-effectively." Area Development magazine (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Technology can deliver sustainability, as well as savings
    Sustainability is taking on positive connotations in industry, no longer seen as so much a burden as a way to hold down production costs. The new technology of cold forming -- extruding a part from a blank -- is one such example, writes Mark Jennings, engineering director at Dawson Shanahan. "This process is capable of delivering precision engineered parts with up to 80% less scrap than machine processes," Jennings notes. Manufacturing Digital (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • New management thinking can revitalize the manufacturing line
    Manufacturing has been thrown off balance in the Internet age and some old management techniques and objectives should fall by the wayside, writes John Mills of Rideau Recognition Solutions. In their place, we should rethink how to manage the manufacturing line, among other things focusing on profit rather than output and recognizing process rather than results alone. IndustryWeek (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Preparation necessary before attempting to hire consultants
    Executives who hope to tap outside consultants for guidance in turn need to have a clear idea of what they hope the consultants will produce, writes David Fields, managing director at The Ascendant Consortium. To begin with, management should be able to present a short and precise synopsis of the situation at hand. IndustryWeek (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SMRP News 
  • SMRP January Executive Member Meeting
    The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals has planned a special Executive Member Meeting, Jan. 22-24 in Arlington, Texas, just outside Dallas. This opportunity to learn, network and enjoy time with your fellow SMRP Executive Members and peers in the industry will kick off on Wednesday evening with a networking reception at the Crowne Arlington Suites and end the meeting with a "best in M&R class" tour of the Holcim Cement Plant in Midlothian, Texas. Become an SMRP Executive Member or register for this great event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Join the 4,000 M&R experts in SMRP
    SMRP is a not-for-profit Society created by practitioners for individuals and executive companies in maintenance and reliability. With 4,000 members, the community is dedicated to providing benefits, including educational opportunities, M&R Knowledge resources, ANSI-accredited certifications and various local and global networking events. Join SMRP and start advancing physical asset management today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Publishing schedule change during the holidays
    SMRP SmartBrief will not be published on Tuesday, Dec. 25 nor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Instead, you will receive the SMRP SmartBrief on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 3. We wish you all wonderful holidays. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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