Equipment Reliability Best Practices

Equipment Reliability Best Practices

NewPage paper mill in Duluth, MN cuts costs while improving machine reliability.  NewPage is the leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America, with a total annual mill production capacity of about 3.5 million tons.  Instead of relying on reactive maintenance, NewPage views lubrication as foundational to its equipment maintenance best practices program that improves reliability, saves

History of Lubrication

History of Lubrication

After thirty years of continuous innovation in computerized maintenance technology, improper lubrication still accounts for more than half of all industrial equipment failures in the world today. In theory, these sophisticated systems are supposed to solve fundamental maintenance problems like lubrication. But in practice, as valuable as these tools are in most aspects of plant

The 1 Trillion Dollar Elephant in the Room

The 1 Trillion Dollar Elephant in the Room

There is a common problem that costs US industries up to 1 Trillion dollars every year. The irony is that a solution exists but owners, managers and engineers in manufacturing facilities are not aware of the elephant in the room. In 1995 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) reported that American companies were losing about $240 Billion dollars a year due to improper lubrication.