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August 29, 2014
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EAM: On to the Next Level

Providers of Enterprise Asset Management systems explain how their solutions for today’s challenges set the stage for a more mobile, data-rich future. By Rick Carter, Executive Editor The day is coming when the still-too-common view of industrial maintenance as an isolated plant function of uncertain value is overtaken by the larger concept of its key […]

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August 28, 2014
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Uptime: TPM — A Foundation for Asset-Management Systems, Part I

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor If you cannot make Total Productive Maintenance work in your plant, you will surely struggle with the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an organization-wide process for improving equipment effectiveness that was taken from the heart of what we now know as the “Toyota Production System” […]

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August 28, 2014
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Don’t Procrastinate, Innovate: What Maintenance Controls and What It Manages

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Traditionally, maintenance departments have been marked as scapegoats within their respective organizations. As a consequence, they may have found themselves on the receiving end of unsolicited blame for production slowdowns and losses, excess spending of corporate profits, and unfairly referred to as a “necessary evil.” Although there could sometimes be […]

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August 28, 2014
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Are You A Psychologist, A Condition-Monitoring Analyst, Or Both?

The roles and responsibilities of today’s equipment-health-focused professionals go beyond collecting and analyzing data. MT asked a condition-monitoring expert to tell us what the job descriptions don’t.  By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Many colleges and universities require their students to take a basic psychology course. Most students wonder why. But according to Trent Phillips of […]

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August 26, 2014
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AutomationDirect Adds More Photoelectric Sensors

AutomationDirect’s new QM series photoelectric sensors are IP67-rated sensors available in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and with visible red and infrared versions. The mini-rectangular photo eye sensors are constructed with plastic housings and have either an attached two-meter output cable or an M8 quick-disconnect connector. The series includes diffuse, diffuse with background suppression, retroreflective, […]

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August 26, 2014
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GP:50 Corp. Introduces Low Range, High Line Differential Pressure Transducers

GP:50 Corporation LTD has announced the introduction of its Model 216/316 Series, a family of compact, long range, high line differential pressure transducers. The GP:50 Model 216/316 Series is available in pressure ranges from 2.5” WCD thru 200 PSID (14 BAR), with line pressure options up to 5000 PSI (345 BAR). The Model 216 is […]

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August 26, 2014
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Armstrong Unveils Expanded Range of Three-speed Circulators

Armstrong Fluid Technologyhas expanded its Astro wet-rotor circulator line with the introduction of the Astro 2 Series. Featuring four new sizes, the Astro 2 Series now offers flange-to-flange and bolt-to-bolt compatibility with 100% of competing models in terms of performance. Designed for fast and convenient installation and years of trouble-free operation, the new models also […]

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August 25, 2014
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Emerson Power Transmission Solutions Launches Torque-Amplification-Analysis Program

Emerson Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has announced the launch of a new torque-amplification-analysis program. Focused on precisely measuring the true torque loads and vibration frequencies experienced by rolling mill drives, it’s part of Emerson’s efforts to help mills process tougher alloys, increase output with thicker slabs or higher speeds, protect against cold-end slabsand mitigate torsional vibration. Developed […]

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