Archive | April, 1999


1:12 am
April 2, 1999
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Where Do We Go From Here?

Bob Baldwin, Editor I spent several days last month participating in the Plant Engineering and Management sector of the National Manufacturing Week conference and trade show in Chicago. I liked the new show layout with enterprise resource planning software, automation software and systems, enterprise asset management software, and plant equipment and systems in the same […]


12:10 am
April 2, 1999
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Study Shows Shaft Misalignment Reduces Bearing Life

Relatively small amounts of shaft misalignment can have a significant impact on the operational life of bearings. Summary of Maintenance and Reliability Center research notes that a 5-mil offset misalignment can reduce expected bearing life by as much as 50 percent in some cases. American industry invests significant time and money performing precision alignment of […]