Preventive Maintenance Cards, Anyone?, Paper360º March/April 2020



Did you know that the US contains 5 percent of the world’s population and 75 percent of all the lawyers in the world? I’m not sure why this is, but I’ve noticed that companies and people sue each other more often in the US than in many other countries. There may be some positives as well as negatives of having all these lawyers around; perhaps it is just hard to see the benefit sometimes. I do think the risk of getting sued has made companies overly cautious in their collaboration and information sharing efforts. I also think the lack of information sharing hurts our industry because we don’t use the benefit of collaboration much at all.

An example of a missed opportunity in cooperation is what we call “Preventive Maintenance Cards” or “PM Cards” for short. The PM Card is a summary and standard for all preventive maintenance actions that need to be done for a component. We call a “component” something that is highly repetitive on the plant floor. For example, an AC motor is a very common component, as well as a centrifugal pump or gear coupling.

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Author: Tor Idhammar
Preventive Maintenance Cards, Anyone?, Paper360º March/April
Preventive Maintenance Cards, Anyone?, Paper360º March/April 2020
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