Predictive Maintenance in Fleet Management: A Simple Guide

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Predictive Maintenance (PdM) takes fleet management to higher levels with condition-based monitoring, advanced data analytics, and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. Because of its ability to detect early failure patterns and trends that indicate problems are not far off, it can alert management teams to perform proactive maintenance exactly when needed and well before costly and unexpected breakdowns occur. A PdM program can ensure fleet operations remain smooth, safer, and more cost-effective. It can also increase your fleet's performance, reliability, and lifespan. This article will introduce you to important best practices to improve a PdM program and how you can use...

What Is CMMS Software? A Complete Guide

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In today's asset-intensive industrial environment, efficiency and strategic foresight stand at the forefront of operational success. The challenge of maintaining functional integrity across a wide array of assets, from HVAC units to essential machinery, demands more than a standard maintenance strategy. Reactive approaches that rely on spreadsheets and manual logs are increasingly inadequate in meeting the complex demands of modern organizations. This is precisely where computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) can make a huge impact. But what is CMMS software? This guide will dive deep into the core of CMMS systems, shedding light on the types and benefits of CMMS...

Maintenance Training Program: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Today's market can make attracting and retaining a skilled workforce challenging. And yet, the reality is employees with the necessary skills and knowledge can make a significant difference in your maintenance strategy's success and benefits, such as reduced equipment downtime, lower costs, and increased efficiency. A maintenance training program will play a pivotal role in improving the knowledge and skills of your employees, ensuring they are well-prepared to respond to both routine and emergency scenarios and execute tasks effectively.  This blog will explore the benefits of training, suggest steps to create an effective training strategy, and explain why LLumin’s Computerized...

Top Maintenance Safety Tips to Follow

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In 2022, the United States saw a 5.7% increase in fatal workplace injuries. While this was just one year out of many, it highlights the importance of workplace safety and the risks involved, particularly for those in the maintenance management industry. Some of the most frequently cited injuries are caused by transportation incidents, slips, falls, and contact with dangerous equipment, emphasizing the importance of following current safety guidelines and regulations. In this article, we’ll discuss top maintenance safety tips for your employees and equipment. We’ll also discuss why using LLumin’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS+) software can help promote the...

Machine Failure Causes & Prevention Strategies

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Industrial machines are essential to normal daily operations. Unfortunately, they are not immune to breakdowns. Machine failure is a term that refers to the failure of a machine to perform its normal functions, leading to a partial or complete loss of utility.  This article will shed light on some of the main reasons why machine failure occurs. We will also suggest actionable strategies to prevent machine failure, highlighting why using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) like LLumin’s CMMS+ can help improve equipment performance and reliability.  Common Causes of Machine Failure These are some of the top leading causes of...

Best Fleet Maintenance Software: 2024 Review

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Staying on top of the latest trends in 2024 could mean the difference between your organization remaining competitive and falling behind. The best 2024 fleet maintenance software solutions can help you save money, get a high-level view of your fleet and company assets, and fully automate your fleet maintenance tasks. Because choosing the right solution is critical, we've created a comprehensive guide that compares the top solutions on the market and highlights their key features below. Why Fleet Maintenance Software? There are many fleet management solutions available on the market. Still, few offer the most cutting-edge features needed to maintain...

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM): A Guide

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Maintenance strategies prioritizing reliability and strategically allocating resources are critical in today's highly competitive markets. Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) originated in the aviation industry in the 1960s and has since expanded to address maintenance management challenges in industries such as manufacturing, energy, and transportation, to name a few. It is an effective maintenance approach that focuses on improving the safety, functionality, and reliability of business-critical equipment.  RCM enables organizations to support business-critical equipment, identify and implement the most important risk-mitigation tasks, and strategically allocate resources. This guide will provide an introduction to RCM, outlining its principles, benefits, and practical steps you...

Corrective Maintenance: The Ultimate Guide

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The manufacturing industry relies heavily on maintenance to keep equipment up and running at peak performance levels. Corrective maintenance will play a role in a company’s preventive maintenance processes or reactive responses to equipment failures and breakdowns. In this article, we will explore corrective maintenance in more depth. If you’re in a hurry, skip ahead to get the most interesting information: What is Corrective Maintenance? How Does Corrective Maintenance Work? Benefits of Corrective Maintenance in Manufacturing Corrective Maintenance Use Cases Implementation: Challenges and Solutions LLumin’s CMMS+ Overview Improve Your Maintenance Strategy With LLumin What is Corrective Maintenance? Corrective Maintenance refers...

Maintenance KPIs: The Complete Guide

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Maintenance key performance indicators (KPIs) are beneficial for determining ways to increase production, limit costs, and extend the service life of machines. They are frequently used to measure improvement in facility operations and may indicate ways to improve facility efficiency. By understanding these maintenance KPIs, maintenance and facility managers gain valuable information on how recent updates and future changes impact facilities and machine longevity. Today, we will discuss common maintenance KPIs, how to calculate them, the usefulness of each KPI to managers, and how LLumin's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS+) software can help improve maintenance KPIs. What Are Maintenance KPIs...

Predictive Maintenance in Automotive Manufacturing

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When dealing with critical equipment, it’s crucial to minimize uncertainties in maintenance planning and budgeting. The world of proactive strategies offers a game-changing approach: Predictive Maintenance (PdM).  PdM falls under condition-based monitoring (CBM) and utilizes machine-level sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and advanced data analytics to monitor and diagnose mechanical failures. It excels at spotting early signs of impending machine faults or failures.  This early detection, in turn, maximizes equipment uptime and substantially reduces maintenance expenses. In this guide to predictive maintenance within the automotive manufacturing sector, we'll explore the merits of PdM, the challenges and solutions it presents,...

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