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February 26, 2013
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  • Automated CCR replacement ups production efficiency
    A new system from MAG automatically exchanges as needed a fresh cut/clamp/restart unit on fiber placement machines at Boeing's plant in North Charleston, S.C., in an operation that is expected to enable nearly uninterrupted production. "We expect the ... system to be an important factor in helping Boeing fulfill its plans for increasing production rates at the South Carolina facility. ... The interchangeable CCR module will maximize the machines’ efficiency and throughput," said MAG Composites’ Robert Harper, director of technical sales. American Machinist (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Computerized maintenance management key for sign fabricator
    A computerized maintenance management system is credited by Chicago's Midland Metal Products for upgrading its maintenance management process to help meet a wide variety of customers' needs for permanent advertising display fixtures. "Because we do custom displays, we’re bringing to life fabrications that haven’t existed before. Erroneous measures can ruin the display," said B.J. McDonald, MMP co-owner and facility director. CMMS for the first time gave the company the ability to track and maintain all its measurement devices. PlantServices.com (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar — Knoxville, Tennessee
GenesisSolutions (An ABS Group Company) is hosting an EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) and Reliability Strategy Seminar in Knoxville, TN on Thursday, April 18, 2013. This educational seminar focuses on the development of a progressive, multiphase Asset Management Master Plan which leverages CMMS data to support & sustain Reliability Excellence. Register
 

  Technology & Trends 
 
  • Machine vision technology now cost effective, widely adopted
    Machine vision technology only in recent years has improved and become practical enough to be incorporated as an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines. And adoption continues to grow. "The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of current machine vision solutions have enabled it to penetrate a number of adjacent markets," said Frost & Sullivan’s measurement and instrumentation program manager, Vijay Mathew. Drives & Controls (U.K.) (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • App for mobile devices enables quick circuit breaker checks
    IPhones and iPods can now be used to capture vibration signatures from working industrial circuit breakers for use with computerized maintenance management systems with an app from Circuit Breaker Analyzer Inc. The app eliminates the need for time-consuming visual-mechanical inspections. "With an iPhone or iPod running the Circuit Breaker Analyzer application, maintenance personnel of any experience level can capture vibration data and compare it to known vibration signatures to determine whether there is a hidden mechanical failure," said Finley Ledbetter, president of Circuit Breaker Analyzer. Transmission & Distribution World online (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • 5 ways to turn failure into a path to success
    Everyone knows that it's best to recast failures as stepping stones to success, but how do you actually go about doing that? Start by forgiving yourself and venting your frustration, advises Lewis Schiff, then be frank about what went wrong, and get back in the saddle. "Remember, you're trying to succeed brilliantly at something most people can't do at all," he writes. Inc. online (free registration) (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SMRP News 
  • Show your commitment with SMRP Conference sponsorship
    The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals announced today its 2013 Annual Conference sponsorship program. Maximize your company's exposure and make the most of your marketing budget with many sponsorship opportunities. Connect with maintenance and reliability decision makers and influencers from all over North America and abroad. Learn more today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Exhibiting made easy | Sign up for your booth Friday!
    The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals opens exhibit booth reservations this Friday, March 1, for the 2013 Annual Conference at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Oct. 14 to 16. Build relationships and interact with top maintenance and reliability professionals from all over the world. Exhibiting at SMRP’s Annual Conference provides the best and most economical opportunity for maintenance and reliability companies. Read about exhibiting today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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