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to help you do what you do even better

helping you do what you do even better

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Preventive Maintenance Doesn't Take a Vacation

a series of 3 webinars to help you gain control and increase productivity at your plant

with Tor Idhammar
President IDCON Inc

  • Webinar 1: June 28th
  • Webinar 2: July 19th
  • Webinar 3: August 23rd

Articles & Videos

Here you’ll find helpful free reliability and maintenance resources, articles, and videos to help you run your plant well. You can see some of our most popular posts below. 

Terry Taylor

Work Order Job Kits

Putting together Work Order Job Kits is more than just gathering the parts needed for a planned job. The Kitting of parts and materials is a mission-critical component to the successful execution of any Planned job. The “Job Kit” should

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Torbjörn Idhammar

Practical Prioritizing for Leadership in Maintenance

A successful partnership between operations and maintenance is rooted in unified work processes.  IDCON defines work processes as something documented, executed and followed up on. Priorities are a cornerstone in a well-functioning partnership. I recently visited a paper mill in

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Christer Idhammar

Life Cycle Cost in Reliability and Maintenance

Life Cycle Cost is important, but we must understand before we can evaluate. Many reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives are successful, but most do not deliver the results that are possible to reach. I have observed that the rate of

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IDCON'S YouTube Channel

Articles are great, but videos are also helpful. Our YouTube Channel is regularly updated with short topical videos. These videos are another way to offer free reliability and maintenance resources, designed to help you take steps to improve.

Free Reliability and Maintenance Downloads

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Reliability and Maintenance Book Resources

IDCON’s Reliability and Maintenance and Books are a unique collection focused on practical hands-on tips and techniques. These books have been developed by consultants who have spent their life in the industry.  

There are 9 books in the collection:

  • Condition Monitoring Standards Books (Vol. I, II III and IV)
  • Preventive Maintenance Essential Care and Condition Monitoring Manual
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
  • Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management
  • Reliability-Focused Spare Parts and Materials Management
  • Knocking Bolts


At IDCON, we understand the pressure you face trying to build a reliable plant.

We provide side-by-side, reliability and maintenance consulting and training designed to keep your equipment running.

For over 45 years, we’ve partnered with hundreds of manufacturing plants around the world to eliminate the costs and the pressure caused by unreliable equipment.

And we’d love to do the same for you.

Maintenance Management Training Resources

Reliability Training

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Slight right toward Regional Ave
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5.2 mi

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Continue to follow AR-102 E/SW 14th St
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Drive to NE Essex Ct in Bentonville
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8 Steps to Successfully Implement Preventive Maintenance

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