Mechanical Courses

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Troubleshooting Skills

This is the third lesson in the iKNOWâ„¢ Troubleshooting Skills:
Developing Logical Thinking Library. This lesson teaches participants to
develop a troubleshooting plan to evaluate problems. The importance of
schematics in troubleshooting, steps necess

Introduction to Statistical Process Control (A8501)

This lesson introduces statistical process control (SPC) as a prevention method used to reduce quality costs. The lesson explains variability and shows how to construct a histogram to represent it. The normal curve is described as well as its probability

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Mechanical

The technical meaning of maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing, or replacing necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, and residential installations.

Maintenance is essential in quality assurance and sometimes determines a company's long-term success. Poorly maintained resources can cause instability and partially or entirely pause production. Malfunctioning machines or complete breakdowns can become a costly process for most companies.

Generally, there are six main maintenance strategies:
1. Reactive (run-to-failure)
2. Predetermined Maintenance.
3. Preventive Maintenance.
4. Corrective Maintenance.
5. Condition-based maintenance.
6. Predictive Maintenance.