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OEE Analysis at Toyota Motor Manufacturing
- Reader Responds
A reply to one readers inquiry
for help doing an OEE analysis of a well-established automotive industry
automotive plant, Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
True Cost of Downtime - By Don Fitchett
The key to realizing greater savings from more informed management decisions
is to predetermine the "True" cost of downtime for each profit center
Japanese Path to Maintenance Excellence - By Mike Sondalini
determines what level of preventative maintenance to use and much more. We
can learn from Mike's visit to a major Japanese manufacturer.
Device Networking - By Marty Huff
An article about how the
ability to extract raw data from a device, machine or appliance and
convert that data into useful information transforms the decision-making
from an art to a science.
How a Photoswitch Saved My
Job - by Larry Bush
An article by author Larry Bush about how a more advanced photo sensor on a canning equipment seamer in the food processing industry had saved his job.
Hydrocarbon Traces In Purging Nitrogen�(via Chromatography)
- by P.K. Rao
When the reactors of Hydroprocessing Units and Reformers and other plant equipment are given for maintenance or for regeneration of the catalyst, it becomes necessary to remove all residual hydrocarbons from the system.
RTOL Lab's editor, P.K. Rao provides the procedure in this article.
Industrial Troubleshooting - by Larry Bush
An article on electrical industrial troubleshooting with sections on industrial motor control and programmable logic controller. Covers problem solving with motor test and short circuit training.
Contract Maintenance or
- by Torbjorn Idhammar
What kind of maintenance should or should not be contracted
out and the reasons for choosing either option.
OEE Reports - Automated
Capturing & Recording of Availability Data - by Bob Giese
With automated OEE, you not
only result in a smoother running facility, but you get OEE reports that
help you identify where and how to improve your operating effectiveness.
Maintenance using Six Sigma DMAIC
Howard C. Cooper
You can not have truly lean
manufacturing without also having Lean Maintenance �.This article is a
detailed overview of how to successfully implement Lean Maintenance �.
From identifying the barriers, defining the problem, to arriving at a
solution. This article is a great start to controlling the project.
Writing the Perfect PM -
by Ralph Hackle
From developing a PM template
with example PM template to using RCM tools to determine the frequency of
EDR - Engineering Driven
Reliability - With his article 'The
One Absolutely Critical Point RCM, FMEA and the like All Miss!',
Mike is introducing the next evolution in reliability. After 300 years, it
is time for Engineering Driven Reliability (EDR)!
Total Performance Safety
- Performance Safety recognizes individual and team performance in
pro-active (not reactive) injury prevention techniques that will totally
prevent, or at least, reduce exposures to hazards.
RCM - Reliability
Centered Maintenance - Mike Sondalini
explains when it pays to use RCM while revealing an implementation method
that results in even greater savings for your organization.
- Overall Equipment
Effectiveness - Overall Equipment Effectiveness is a
benchmarking tool as well as an analysis tool. This article covers what
OEE is, why you should use OEE, and how to use it.
network, networking people
- The most powerful aspect about the knowledge network is often the most
overlooked advantage. That advantage is a solution that results when two
or more individuals communicating back and forth with a common goal.
Maximum Hydraulic Component Life
- Defining Fluid Temperature & Viscosity Limits for Maximum Hydraulic
Component Life By Brendan Casey
Calculator - How to cost justify your CMMS program. A Return on
Investment (ROI) calculation results in a value that represents the
benefits received from a project against the total costs of the project.