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How to Use an OEE Calculation to Improve Performance

release date: 2/8/2019

tags: OEE

Did you know that out of the planned production time, most manufacturing lines are only roughly 60 percent productive? OEE, or overall equipment effectiveness, measures the time that manufacturing lines are actually productive. READ MORE

Maintenance Tips: The Importance of Proper Thermal Insulation

release date: 7/18/2017

tags: Thermal Insulation, Machine Maintenance, Brandenburger

It is critical to replace insulation components as part of a routine PM schedule as these components break down over time, especially components under pressure and exposed to the hydraulic fluid. READ MORE

What to Look for in an Engineering Consultant

release date: 5/2/2017

tags: Consulting

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by jargon when looking to hire an engineering consultant. Here are four straightforward things to look for that will never steer you wrong. READ MORE

Why is Proper Training So Important for Machine Operators?

release date: 4/5/2017

tags: Safety, Training, Consulting

We see it all too often: Machine operators learning on the job, simply taking on additional tasks as needed until they are fully responsible for operating and managing heavy equipment. Proper training may seem like an unnecessary expense, but the risks of putting ill-prepared operators on the floor are far greater than the cost of proper, continuous training. READ MORE

3 Things to Consider When Relocating Machinery

release date: 4/5/2017

tags: Machine Maintenance, Machine Relocation

Relocating machinery can be a costly, sensitive endeavor. There are dozens of reasons a facility might choose to rearrange machines: for better workflow, to accommodate new machinery, or even to improve safety on the floor. READ MORE

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