Adarns Warner Lambert

J , . . ,.', , . 1 By Clive Marsden, Technical Director, and Chris Rose, TPM Manager Famous for producing the world's biggest-selling medicated sweets, Halls throat lozenges, Adams (Warner Lambert) is a company synonymous with quality pharmaceutical, healthcare, shaving and confectionery products. Listed among the world's top 100 companies, Adams counts Wilkinson Sword, Benylin, Clorets, Dentyne, Stimorol gum and Tetra among its famous brands. In 1994, the then Maintenance Manager, Clive...

Autonomous maintenance

All three cycles of the TPM improvement plan (see Figure 4.1) involve the principle of autonomous maintenance, or operator asset care. In the Japanese TPM approach, there are seven steps of autonomous maintenance (see Figure 4.7). These are given below together with the necessary linkages to the three-cycle, nine-step TPM improvement plan. This starts with the 5 Ss mentioned in Chapter 1. The cleaning of machines and production plant gives operators an insight, which they never had before, into...

Glossary of TPM terms

Asset Care Programme A systematic approach to keeping equipment in 'as new' condition. This consists of carrying out routine activities such as cleaning and inspection carried out by the operator and sometimes called Operator Asset Care or Autonomous Maintenance , checking and monitoring sometimes called Condition Based Monitoring , preventative maintenance and servicing sometimes called Maintainer Asset Care . Availability The actual run time of a machine as a percentage of its planned run...

The TPM improvement plan

TPM is about maximizing the overall effectiveness of equipment through the people who operate and maintain that equipment. In order to provide the essential link between equipment and people it is essential to identify a clear set of phases and steps which together make up the TPM improvement plan. As outlined in Chapter 3, there are three phases to the plan The measurement cycle, which assesses the present effectiveness of the equipment and provides a baseline for the measurement of future...