MAINTENANCE INDICATORS: MEASURING MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

MAINTENANCE INDICATORS

In every company there are indicators that serve to measure management and set goals. In maintenance management there are also such indicators. Although they can change according to the type of industry; here you will see the most used maintenance indicators. It is necessary to define the indicators to be used in the maintenance area, … Read more

RCM IMPLEMENTATION: METHODOLOGY AND APPLICATION

RCM

What is RCM? Reliability Centered Maintenance RCM, or Reliability Centred Maintenance, is a maintenance management philosophy; used to determine what needs to be done to ensure that an asset or machine continues to produce what it should normally produce. Its effectiveness is based mainly on the functional analysis of the failures of a given operational … Read more

METHODOLOGY 5S: WHAT ARE THEY FOR IN MAINTENANCE?

5S in maintenance

The 5S method, is a Japanese technique that began in the Toyota factory in the 1960s. Its main objective is to achieve better organized and cleaner workplaces on a permanent basis in order to achieve greater productivity and a better working environment. The 5S has been widely spread and applied in different types of organizations; … Read more

KAIZEN METHOD – CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: WHAT IS IT?

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

The continuous improvement or Kaizen is an advanced generic instrument that can be used in the maintenance process, leaving very good results for companies. This improvement, consists of trying to optimize basic factors of production and maintenance by means of the constant analysis of activities and processes. The above-mentioned has as objective to reduce costs, … Read more

FMEA: HOW DOES FAILURE ANALYSIS WORK?

FAILURE ANALYSIS

The failure analysis methodology has as purpose, to know the equipment completely to identify the components, systems and assemblies; to detect in a preventive or anticipated way any flaw or anomaly that affects the functionality of the equipment. The identification of such flaws, allows the subsequent elimination or minimization of the effects associated with those … Read more

WORLDWIDE MAINTENANCE WHAT IS WCM? HOW IS IT IMPLEMENTED?

world class maintenance

The dream of every maintenance area is to become a world class organization, a maintenance where things are done at an optimal level and without waste. World class maintenance (WCM) is based on anticipating the future and its objective is to convert all types of repairs or interventions into planned activities that prevent failures at … Read more

MEANING OF TPM AND ITS PILLARS

meaning of TPM

WHAT IS TPM? TPM is a maintenance philosophy whose objective is to eliminate production losses due to the condition of the equipment; that is, to keep the equipment in a position to produce at its maximum capacity products of the expected quality; without unscheduled stops. This means: Zero breakdowns Zero downtime No loss of performance … Read more

AUTONOMOUS MAINTENANCE WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES IT HAVE?

autonomous maintenance

AUTONOMOUS MAINTENANCE DEFINITION Autonomous maintenance is the simplest maintenance that is done to a machine; which is executed by the operational production personnel. Consequently, it makes the production personnel responsible for the condition of the machine. The autonomous maintenance is one of the 8 pillars of the total productive maintenance (TPM). And it can be … Read more

PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE: IMPLEMENTATION AND ADVANTAGES

proactive maintenance

WHAT IS PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE? Proactive maintenance is a maintenance tactic that aims to identify and eliminate the roots of failures in industrial equipment, parts and facilities. This tactic does not focus on the effects of the problems, on the contrary, it goes straight to the root. The change of machine components; depends on the failure … Read more