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10 Rules for the elimination of weaknesses – maintenance

Great advice…


A maintenance consultant to reduce disturbances and downtime!

Errors and errors always have different causes and must be thoroughly researched and eliminated. Do not make any changes without documentation and communicate any change clearly and transparently.

10 Rules for the elimination of weaknesses:

1. Systematic, accurate analysis without time pressure and hectic work!
2. 50% of all faults occur after process changes and activities in the relevant equipment.
3. All necessary documentation must be accessible to the parties concerned.
4. Always be open minded and motivated to make something even better.
5. All parties involved must understand the processes and the functionality.
6. Never change several activities / processes at the same time, always analyze and document the result of a change.
7. Check all information to 100%, even unimportant and banal details often lead to success.
8. Exclude things until you are 100% sure that everything works properly.

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November 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Allen Bradley PLC Programming Basics

Allen Bradley PLC Programming Basics

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Allen Bradley PLC Programming

New to PLCs? This Koldwater PLCTrainer Download is for you.

November 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

PLC Training Videos Series

This PLC Training Videos page list some recommended PLC training videos. Some of the videos may be a part of the PLC training video series.

Source: PLC Training Videos Series Example of how not all PLC training videos are equal. Also note; no one video training series is adequate PLC training to work with PLCs in the real world. One needs to learn communication drivers, troubleshooting them, best practices, and get hands on experience first. (Preferably with more than one brand of PLC.)PLC training videos

September 15, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A Power Factor refresher.


Definition of Power Factor:

Power factor is the phase difference between the sine wave of the voltage and current.

Power Factor is ratio of real power into apparent power.

¤ KW is Working Power (also called Actual Power or Active Power or Real Power). It is the power that actually powers the equipment and performs useful work.

¤ KVAR is Reactive Power. It is the power that magnetic equipment (transformer, motor and relay) needs to produce the magnetizing flux.

¤ KVA is Apparent Power. It is the “vectorial summation” of KVAR and KW.



The higher percentage of KVAR, The lower ratio KW to KVA = Lower power factor.

The lower percentage of KVAR, The higher ratio KW to KVA = higher power factor.


Drawbacks of low power factor:

¤ Increase electricity costs by paying penalties.

¤ Inefficient use of electrical energy.

¤ Overloading of transformer and generator.


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June 17, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Preparing for the CMRP Exam: Sample Questions

I like the sample questions, you may too.

Continuous Improvement for Your Career

Are you prepping for the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional exam or thinking about taking the exam? The questions below offer a glimpse into the ANSI-accredited exam that covers five different topics – Business & Management, Manufacturing Process Reliability, Equipment Reliability, Organization & Leadership and Work Management.

While this short quiz does not represent the entirety of the exam, it offers potential examinees an idea of the possible questions. Please consult for more detailed information.

1. Which one of the following is generally true?
a. Construction contractors are usually equally skilled at performing all maintenance tasks
b. Maintenance is often reduced through project designs that provide in-place spares for all rotating equipment and heat exchangers
c. Reliability Centered Maintenance can be applied on capital projects in the pre-construction stage to determine the maintenance plan
d. Most mechanics can easily alternate between doing capital project work and doing equipment diagnosis…

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March 11, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

The future is here, must read. 🙂

March 5, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is the Time Right to Add Automation?

A great read and insight.

Today we have a special guest post from Scott Stone, E-business manager for Cisco-Eagle, Inc., a provider of integrated material handling and storage systems for industrial operations.

automation - Cisco EagleIn anticipation of the 2014 holiday season, e-commerce giant Amazon reportedly deployed an “army of nearly 10,000 robots” to its distribution centers worldwide. Nasdaq notes that the deployment of robots en masse strengthens Amazon’s same-day or overnight delivery services due to the decreased time spent sorting and packing products. In other words, the robots help Amazon meet increased demand during the peak holiday season, when it sees spikes in customer traffic.

For Amazon, this type of automation is a no-brainer, particularly with holiday sales accounting for such a major portion of the company’s annual revenues. But what about mid-sized companies who are on the fence about automating warehouse operations? How do these organizations know when the time is right to automate and, more…

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December 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New industrial skills videos added…

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November 30, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We Hope It Rains

This article by author Ian Sutton (his books available on is my favorite. As it address the importance to always focus on the big picture and facts. And just as important, the responsibility of engineers to communicate to others the big picture and the facts. This article will resonate with many frustrated engineers who often find what should be a simple task of delivering the facts to the layman, complicated by the listener’s beliefs and biases.

November 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Updated Electrical Market Overview

The future of the electrical trades always looks bright! 🙂

Tradesmen Insights

Electrician & Breaker PanelSonnhalter is deeply involved with the professional tradesmen. We recently completed an updated overview of the Electrical market. The purpose of the document is to give the reader a quick snapshot of the industry, its players and trends for 2014.

Highlights include  association and buying group contacts, trade shows/meetings, training industry information and media publications. A free copy for download is available. Click here to sign up.

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July 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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