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The article "Developing a Total Productive Maintenance System" appeared in the May/June 1995 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
There's a reason they call it catastrophic gear failure: For example, if the line goes down at a large aluminum rolling mill because a gear set goes bad, the cost can run up to a whopping $200,000 a week. Even in smaller operations, the numbers alone (not to mention all the other problems) can be a plant manager's worst nightmare.

Keywords
maintenance, TPM, total predictive maintenance, gearboxes, gear drives

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