safety first

Instill a Safety-First Culture Among Your Maintenance and Repair Techs

No manufacturing plant welcomes an OSHA audit. Even more dreaded than an audit, however, are findings during the course of an audit that violate OSHA codes and standards. Every manufacturer needs to consider their internal practices and standards very seriously to make it through an audit unscathed. But more than just surviving an audit, manufacturers…
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It’s Time to Upgrade to a Cloud CMMS — Here’s Why.

Industry 4.0 and the arrival of new connected technologies on the factory floor have made the industrial internet of things (IIoT) a central topic of conversation over the past year. What’s getting less attention — but is perhaps even more important — is the demand for cloud-based computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs). These two aspects…
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Why Your Company Should Make Record-Keeping a Top Maintenance Priority

You know maintenance is an essential aspect of your business operations, but do you know record-keeping is a vital aspect of maintenance? In this post, we’ll discuss just how crucial proper documentation is for keeping track of equipment’s maintenance history and for making future determinations based on that data. Maintenance alone is helpful, but without…
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What We Can Learn From the Recent Social Media Cybersecurity Breaches

The last 10 years have seen some of the most brutal cybersecurity breaches in history. What makes these hacks so devastating is that they were committed against major trusted social media sites — sites that millions, if not billions of people have entrusted their critical data. You would think that such sites would have the…
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Brush Up On Leadership Skills in 2019

The end of the calendar year is always a good time for reflection and analysis on what went right and what went wrong in the workplace. Aside from the obvious topics such as numbers, safety measures, employee performance and production efficiency, be sure to take time to reflect on how your team’s leadership performed and…
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5 Emerging Manufacturing Trends for 2019

As we near the end of 2018, all eyes are already focused on 2019 and the new breakthroughs and trends that are sure to come with the new year. The past several years have proven exciting for the manufacturing sector — both headwinds and tailwinds have made it one of the more volatile industries within…
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Corrosion Protection Tips

From flickering lights to stalling equipment, electronics that don’t work as they’re supposed to are a big problem. In the workplace, you depend on your equipment working exactly as intended. Any situation where this isn’t the case results in lost time and money for your bottom line. So what causes these types of glitches and…
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Domino Effect

The Ripple Effect of Sloppy Maintenance

Your factory’s approach to maintenance is similar to setting up a row of dominoes. Each step you take toward keeping a machine running properly is another domino set up in the sequence. Over time, more and more actions equate to more and more dominoes, creating an entire maintenance sequence that goes all the way back…
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Maintenance Repair

Creating a Continuum of Industrial Repair Expertise in Your Workplace

Manufacturing is entering an economic period unlike any before it. A massive population of new workers is entering the labor force, as an older generation slowly trickles out. Seasoned veterans have old-school knowledge accumulated throughout the years, while newbies fresh to the workforce have modern training and tech-savvy inclinations. This situation presents an ideal opportunity…
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The Importance of Repairing and Recycling Your Electronics

On average the world generates up to 50 million tons of electronic waste per year with the United States responsible for around a staggering 12 million tons of it alone. The sad truth is that only around 12 percent of it ever gets recycled. The rest is simply sent to be incinerated in landfills. This…
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