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Knowledge Rewind: Learn the Six Elements for a Successful Equipment Management Program in 35 Minutes - HECO

April 24, 2024

While HECO’s 2024 RPM Symposium will be held this fall on Oct. 1-2 in Kalamazoo, there’s still a lot to learn from our 2023 event – including Bob Bolhuis’ breakout session, “The Six Elements of a Successful Equipment Management Program.”

About Our Speaker & RPM

A HECO employee since 1986, Bolhuis is HECO’s Manager of Business Development. His previous roles at HECO include Motor Repair Shop Team Leader, Account Manager, and Director of Equipment Management.

At the 2023 RPM Symposium held in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 3 and 4, Bolhuis was one of HECO’s many speakers.

Offered at no cost to attendees, HECO’s RPM (Reliability, Process, & Maintenance) Symposium, is a Midwest-based annual conference event where end users can network and learn about industrial facilities, reliability, maintenance best practices, electric motor-driven powertrains, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Solutions, and much more.

On-Demand Learning

Working in the equipment management field since the 1980s, both HECO and Bolhuis have a lot of experience in the industry.

“Over the years, we’ve narrowed it down to the six elements of a successful program; that’s spares management, data management, specifications, vendor management, repairs, and the maintenance of equipment,” Bolhuis shared.

HECO EMS Model, Maximizing Reliability of Rotating Equipment

In his breakout session, Bolhuis dives into each of these six elements, giving examples and tips for each, all with the ultimate goal of maximizing the reliability of your rotating equipment.

Highlights include:

  • Case studies illustrating the cost-saving potential of properly managing spares.
  • Examples of what data you should have for your equipment and how that info could save you time and money.
  • The importance of basing repair and new motor specs on your industry.
  • Tips to compare vendors to ensure you get the most value and exactly what you expect from a repair or new purchase.
  • The need for asking “why?” and its role as the most important question to ask in a repair process.
  • Maintenance strategies to increase the lifespan of your equipment.

Learn all of these and more in Bolhuis’ 35-minute presentation.

All Systems Go

In educational offerings and the services we provide to our customers, HECO strives to be transparent and thorough, providing the best value and reliability possible.

“We like to be remembered not for how many motors we repaired for you, but for how many motors we solved the issue on,” Bolhuis shared in his RPM session. “Once the motor goes out, hopefully, we never see it again.”

The 2024 RPM Symposium will be held Oct. 1-2 in downtown Kalamazoo. Watch for further details!

In the meantime, enjoy the recap of Bob Bolhuis’ 2023 session and contact us to let us know what you’d like to learn at the next RPM Symposium or discuss your electric motor and rotating equipment needs and challenges.

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