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Dan Etiel

Will Full-Time Virtual Vibration Analysts Become a Reality?

Artificial intelligence and automation has made greater and greater strides within the manufacturing industry. The question on many people’s minds is just how far these digital tools will go in managing processes that are currently human-led.  Are we moving toward the somewhat mythical “lights out” level of automation, where every single aspect of production is […]

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Dan Etiel

Revisiting Equipment Criticality Assessment

In a previous post, we outlined the basics of equipment criticality: what it is and why it’s important for prioritising inspections and maintenance work.  In this post, we’re going to dive a little deeper, expanding on this important element of an asset fitness regime. Why Assess Equipment Criticality? Before embarking on such a project it’s […]

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Dan Etiel

Equipment Criticality – A Quick Way to Assess Your Assets

Understanding your equipment criticality can go a long way towards increasing efficiencies and hitting key targets. Condition monitoring is an essential part of your operational efficiency. But not every asset requires the same level of attention. How do you decide which assets should be prioritised? Well, that’s where understanding equipment criticality comes in handy.  What […]

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Dan Etiel

Breaking Down the Cost of Poor Asset Fitness for Manufacturers

Asset fitness and asset performance management are crucial to staying efficient and profitable. There is a lot of information out there about the importance of equipment condition monitoring. Yet, it’s still just a handful of companies who really manage to excel in these area. Many manufacturers continue to lag behind. Why is this?  Well, one […]

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Dan Etiel

Unplanned Downtime – 4 Tactics To Implement Today

The words ‘unplanned downtime’ fill operations and management teams with dread. This is because unplanned downtime leads to huge costs for companies, particularly asset-intensive industries like manufacturing. In fact, the number is upwards of $50 billion a year industry-wide, according to recent figures.  On the bright side, there are plenty of ways that organisations can […]

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Dan Etiel

An Asset Performance Management Maturity Checklist

An Asset Performance Management Self-Evaluation Checklist for Organisations In the race to increase productivity, optimise performance, and keep their assets delivering at peak levels, companies need all the help they can get. One of the most powerful tools available to us as ‘Maintenance 4.0’ carries us into the future is Asset Performance Management (APM).  You may […]

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