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Maintenance Matters: It's the Manager's Fault

Published on 2/1/2017

Improving worker engagement starts with leadership at the manager level or, in our case, the toolroom manager.


Maintenance Matters: Look How Far Mold Repair Has Come

Published on 3/29/2018

To understand how repair shops have changed over 20 years, look at a company’s ability to break down, measure and apply specific data in the five factors of total mold control.  


Maintenance Matters

Published on 3/8/2013

Would you rather maintain something of value or neglect it and then have to repair it? We constantly talk about maintaining our physical and mental health, our cars, our homesour important purchases and investments so why does maintaining our molds seem like the least valued step in the mold manufacturing process? When in fact, the value of a well maintained mold is priceless.


Maintenance Matters

Published on 3/1/2013

Would you rather maintain something of value or neglect it and then have to repair it?


Maintenance Matters: Cultivating Craftsmanship

Published on 8/1/2017

Toolroom managers need to help repair technicians become skilled mold troubleshooters and craftsmen rather than tooling replacers and cleaners.


Maintenance Matters: Got Flash? Shim it!

Published on 6/1/2017

In some cases, shimming is the most cost-effective, short-term method for adding a bit of steel right where its needed to get through a critical production run.


Maintenance Matters: The Right Personalities are Key to Reducing Workplace Breakdowns

Published on 10/1/2017

Building an efficient, successful team with the right attributes reduces the incidents of mold breakdowns.


Motivating Skilled Toolroom Craftsmen

Published on 2/17/2017

Steve Johnson, president of MoldTrax, has a lot to say about mold maintenance. So much so, that we could not fit it all into his February "Maintenance Matters" column. Here are some extra pointers that didn't make the cut, but are just as important.


How to Set Accurate Manifold Preventive-Maintenance Frequencies, Part 2

Published on 8/23/2018

The key to developing accurate and timely PM work instructions is understanding the impact of environmental factors on manifold performance.


Metrics for Assessing Maintenance Skills

Published on 4/1/2017

Since the job description, qualifications, direction and goals may not be so clear, assessing a repair technician’s value can be confusing. Objective, tangible metrics are a must.

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