Machinery maintenance yesterday, today and tomorrow in the manufacturing sector

Tawanda Mushiri, Charles Mbohwa

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Maintenance is what is done in machinery to prevent failure or breakdown. In ancient times no proper planning was carried out to do maintenance with the idea behind being simple machines and easy to control. As time progresses people started to And out that it was necessary to safeguard equipment to reduce costs for continuous growth. Maintenance is best divided its phases by world war two due to the fact that everyone wanted to win the war so new ideas were coming from different scholars as to get back their resources and land. Before world war two, everything was done as per suggestions without any standards. In world war two it was order of the day to improve and starting to think outside the box in maintaining the existing machinery and equipment and also lastly nowadays the speed in improvement and advanced type of machinery is always being manufactured at a supersonic speed hence new technology in maintenance as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCE 2015 - World Congress on Engineering 2015
EditorsS. I. Ao, Len Gelman, Len Gelman, David W.L. Hukins, Andrew Hunter, Alexander M. Korsunsky, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404701
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2015 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Jfeynwrfs-maintenance
  • Machinery
  • World war two

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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