There’s an overwhelming pile of advice out there on how industrial operators can reduce unplanned downtime and improve facility maintenance practices.
As budget time comes round, now is the time to consider capital expenditure projects that will ensure business continuity, now and in the long term future.
As a company that delivers control system and automation maintenance support across manufacturing, food and beverage, defence, utilities, infrastructure, transport and resources we see a lot. And an increasing trend we’re seeing is the amount of clients doing ‘run-to-failure’ maintenance.
Although manufacturing and industrial operators have access to millions-of-dollars in government grants per year, it remains an underutilized resource. People tend to think the grant process is too difficult.
Industry continues to face increasing pressure in the management of capital assets: shrinking budgets, increased performance expectations, and evermore regulatory oversight.
In large scale operations or small workshop environments the right manufacturing maintenance KPIs can have enormous impact on operability and maintainability.
You might have kept up with your New Year’s resolution to get fit – but what about your facility’s health? As we move into March we thought a little manufacturing maintenance revision was in order. What better way to kick-start the year than a maintainability health check?
For years the water industry has only been able to monitor major above ground sites like water plants, pump stations and reservoirs, leaving below ground sites like man holes and pipes literally ‘in the dark’...
Manufacturers face a daunting task. They’re expected to achieve increasingly short production time frames, while still meeting quality, safety and compliance standards… It’s a big ask, to say the least.