Chris Turlica, CEO - MaintainX
In industrial facilities, the importance of preventive maintenance is well-understood. Sure, you could save a few bucks by skipping scheduled part inspections and replacements — but those parts would break sooner as a result, putting an expensive dent in your factory’s output. Instead of sparing the oil can, plant managers know it’s better to invest upfront, and keep their machinery in prime condition.
Unfortunately, America’s municipal leaders have sometimes lagged behind. For decades, cities have neglected routine maintenance in a bid to conserve cash. Inevitably, public services and infrastructure have suffered as a result. Full Article
In a former Pratt & Whitney jet-engine-testing facility, a canary-yellow robotic arm is rotating above a table. An instructor taps on a tablet, and the arm shifts to move in a different direction. The demonstration is part of a tour of a new robotics and automation training center that Goodwin College, in East Hartford, Conn., and engineering consultant Rapid Global Business Solutions Inc. unveiled in March. The new center is part of Goodwin’s 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on the banks of the Connecticut River, near the aerospace giant’s global headquarters. (Full Article)