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The top 10 best/worst comments heard in a RCM analysis this year!

In honor of all the year-end top 10 lists, here are the worst/best phrases or excuses uttered this year in a RCM analysis.

 

10) I’m not sure what type of grease we use in that bearing, but it does get lube and something has got to be better than nothing.

9) That gearbox is impossible to precision align, we tried it before and all the bolts came loose.

8) I don’t think vibration analysis will work; our whole building vibrates all the time.

7) This might work at other places but it won’t work here…..We’re different.

6) Let’s just say this is the K-Car of conveyors, all the maintenance in the world won’t make it better, and once it has completely rusted away and fallen to the ground don’t expect someone to roll it into a barn and restore it to classic conveyor condition!

5) We don’t use jumpers here, jumpers are illegal, we “electrically satisfy” our switches.

4) The motor windings may have shorted but that’s not the cause of why the motor failed, it was covered in product we spilled three weeks ago.

3) The motor windings may have shorted but that’s not the cause of why the motor failed, we sprayed it with 180 psi water and then it wouldn't’t start again.

2) The chain really didn’t fail, it just fell off.

1) Our equipment is reliable sometimes!

Here is to hoping your equipment is reliable in all of 2012!  Happy New Year!

Doug Plucknette

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