Healthy ma­chines, healthy peo­ple, healthy profit

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MAINTENANCE MATTERS - FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION CON­TACT: BARRY ROBIN­SON, CHAIR­MAN, MESNZ PHONE 027 286 4722 OR CHRIS THOMAS, NMEC PHONE 027 297 9643

“Keep­ing equip­ment, plant and peo­ple healthy leads onto in­creased profit,” said Barry Robin­son, Chair­man of the Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing So­ci­ety.

Mr Robin­son was an­nounc­ing the dates and theme for this year’s Na­tional Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing Con­fer­ence in Ro­torua.

It’s no se­cret that stay­ing healthy is bet­ter than ig­nor­ing the signs and fall­ing in a scream­ing heap, but it’s a bit hard to ask your ma­chin­ery if it’s feel­ing OK.

We know that with ef­fec­tive plan­ning, with good man­age­ment sys­tems and with great peo­ple, com­pa­nies can in­crease plant up-time, and this leads di­rectly to im­prove­ments in the bot­tom line.

The NMEC 2018 theme is Healthy Ma­chines, Healthy Peo­ple, Healthy Profit.

This theme recog­nises the links and balance be­tween busi­ness suc­cess, plant oper­a­tion and staff per­for­mance.

Hu­man well­ness is a lifestyle con­cept where you do the right things at the right times so your mind and body are al­ways fit and healthy.

Like­wise, healthy ma­chines or ‘plant and equip­ment well­ness’ is a sys­tem­atic set of prac­tices where you do the right things at the right time across the to­tal life­time of the as­set re­sult­ing in ex­cep­tional pro­duc­tiv­ity. Plant well­ness can ex­tend beyond pre­ven­tive, pre­dic­tive, cor­rec­tive and break­down main­te­nance, when you have fully trained, con­sci­en­tious, and en­gaged per­son­nel. The re­sult – out­stand­ingly re­li­able ma­chines and equip­ment.

The 2018 con­fer­ence will fea­ture projects and pro­cesses that do this well and of­fer fresh ideas on how we can all be a part of a healthy, sus­tain­able fu­ture.

Barry also an­nounced the re­newal of the NMEC part­ner­ship with lead­ing global tech­nol­ogy provider SKF. SKF will play an in­te­gral part in the con­fer­ence in­clud­ing bring­ing in in­ter­na­tional main­te­nance en­gi­neer­ing ex­perts and pre­sent­ing a pa­per set­ting out the crit­i­cal steps to suc­cess­ful ma­chine health.

NMEC 2018 will be staged in Ro­torua 13 – 15 Novem­ber 2018. It is the 16th an­nual Na­tional Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing Con­fer­ence and will bring to­gether over 200 del­e­gates and in­dus­try lead­ers to spend three days learn­ing about to­day’s most press­ing main­te­nance and re­li­a­bil­ity chal­lenges.

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