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Sometimes, Fixing It Is Not Enough

What if the normal working condition isn’t really enough when you consider the conditions of use or other factors that contribute to equipment failure?

We normally think of a repair as something you do to restore equipment to its normal working condition. But what if the normal working condition isn’t really enough when you consider the conditions of use or other factors that contribute to equipment failure?

An appliance maker experienced downtime about every three weeks due to excessive vibration on a particular conveyor. The electricians would investigate and find that the bolts holding together the pedestal for one particu

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