How to use predictive maintenance strategies to become a rock star in your facility

With predictive maintenance and a CMMS, maintenance managers can nurture their teams by shaping a less stressful, less reactive day-to-day environment, making them rock stars within their own facility or plant. Instead of responding to one emergency after another in a seemingly random and uncontrolled manner, now days and even weeks can be planned down to the hour. Predictive maintenance directly monitors the condition and performance of assets during normal operation to reduce the likelihood of failures. It attempts to keep costs low by reducing the frequency of maintenance tasks, mitigating unplanned breakdowns and eliminating unnecessary preventive maintenance. While it evaluates the condition of equipment [...]

June 1, 2018|

Meet our team at IMVAC Europe 2018!

The International Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring Conference (IMVAC), hosted by Mobius Institute June 4-7 at the Crowne Plaza Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium, is designed specifically for vibration analysts and condition monitoring professionals. From workshops, learning sessions and case studies to the latest technologies featured in the expo, the conference provides practical learning in the important aspects of industrial vibration analysis, the complementary condition monitoring technologies, and the reliability improvement fields of precision alignment, balancing, and lubrication. Two Fluke product application specialists, Frederic Baudart and John Bernet, will lead a three-hour workshop on Day 1 of the conference entitled, “Wireless monitoring for your CBM [...]

May 22, 2018|

The Reliability Conference: Education, networking and entertainment focal points

The 2018 Reliability Conference (TRC), hosted by, had it all, including informative educational sessions, energizing keynotes, a bustling exhibit hall, Las Vegas show girls, and delicious food. In most people’s opinions, the sessions and networking that the conference provided were exceptional benefits of attendance. Our team enjoyed meeting attendees in the exhibit hall and networking during breaks and other sessions. In addition, checking out the interviews carried out by Reliability Radio, including an episode with Fluke’s Gregory Perry, CRL, was interesting and entertaining. Host Scott MacKenzie continuously asked thought provoking questions of all his guests. During educational sessions, we [...]

May 18, 2018|

eMaint wins 2018 Uptime® Magazine Solution Award!

Members from the Fluke Corporation were present to accept eMaint's Solution Award during the gala and banquet held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Reliability Conference in Las Vegas. After a public vote and careful consideration from a panel of judges, we are thrilled to announce that eMaint's computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) was awarded Uptime® Magazine's 2018 Solution Award for the "Work Execution Management" category! Uptime is a magazine that is published by and serves over 50,000 reliability leaders and asset management professionals. The Solution Awards Program recognizes companies that demonstrate innovation in products, software, training and services for [...]

April 26, 2018|

eMaint wins gold in the Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year awards!

We are pleased to announce that the eMaint computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) system has been selected as a Gold Winner for the Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year awards in the Maintenance Software category. According to a Plant Engineering article by Editor Bob Vavra, "The winners of the [...] 2017 Product of the Year awards represent the best in new ideas to help plants run smarter, safer, faster and more efficiently." The magazine's readers selected this year’s winners from more than 100 entries. The chosen technologies reflect new ideas that solve traditional problems as well as innovations that will help better implement [...]

April 17, 2018|

Ask an eMaint expert: Why do I need a CMMS?

Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) plays a vital role in the fabric of the cultural evolution and prolific operational success of best-practice maintenance organizations. A CMMS provides a central storage location for the majority of data and information for assets, is used by organizations to manage and control their work and material flows/parts usage processes, and for tracking maintenance activity across the lifecycle of an asset — as a single source of truth. Image courtesy of iStock Maintenance, facilities and operations departments can use a CMMS to take charge of assets, work orders, work requests, preventive maintenance tasks, [...]

April 16, 2018|

eMaint named CMMS Master in 2018 FrontRunners Quadrant!

eMaint has been named a Master in the 2018 FrontRunners Quadrant for CMMS software! The FrontRunners quadrant, powered by Gartner Methodology, provides a data-driven assessment of products in a particular software category to determine which ones offer the best capability and value for small businesses. The results are driven by real user reviews/ratings and verified product data. The FrontRunners methodology assesses and calculates a score for products on two primary dimensions: capability on the x-axis and value on the y-axis. All products that qualify as FrontRunners are top performing products in their market. In those categories, eMaint scored 3.78/5 for overall capability and 4.39/5 [...]

March 16, 2018|

Register now for our March Best Practices Webinar!

A Fluke power monitor Troubleshooting a motor or power issue at a plant can be challenging. Power quality covers many issues, including current harmonics; performance wiring and grounding; and voltage disturbances like sags, swells, outages and transients. The symptoms of poor power quality include intermittent lock-ups and resets, corrupted data, premature equipment failure, and overheating of components for no apparent cause. The ultimate cost is downtime, decreased productivity and frustrated personnel. In this month's webinar, “Managing Power in Your Facility,” you will learn the best practice for types of measurements to make, where to take the measurements and [...]

March 13, 2018|

Attending NFMT Baltimore? Stop by Booth 2031!

The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Exposition is right around the corner — March 20-22 — and registration is filling up quick for the Northeastern United States’ premier facilities conference. NFMT is held at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, in the city's Inner Harbor. Photo credit: NFMT Greg Perry, CRL, Senior Reliability Consultant with Fluke Corporation, will be presenting “The Age of Integrated Actionable Data” in the NFMT/SBIC Expo Hall starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. The QuickFire session includes information about how to get assets and systems to communicate effectively [...]

March 12, 2018|
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