Archive | March, 2008

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Measuring Displacement Using Accelerometers

How competent is competent? More importantly, how much might it actually cost your operations if you were to entrust your pumps to the wrong shop? While it’s the easiest vibration parameter to understand, it’s also been the most rarely measured one. That’s all about to change, with loop-powered displacement sensors now offering a simple, continuous […]

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When it comes to ball bearings…What Keeps Customers Rolling? “Five Factors of Excellence”

Providing unfailing operation from ball bearing failure requires looking at the subject the way experts do—with a cold eye on the factors leading to success and failure. Ignore them and the result could be production interruptions that cost your company time, money and reputation. Embrace them and you can look forward to a number of […]

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Part II of II…Screw Compressors: Operating Principles & Sealing

Part I of this two-part series (LUBRICATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY, Jan./Feb. 2008) emphasized the application ranges and volume control options of twin-screw compressors. It explained the general features of these dual-shaft rotary machines, which operate on the principle of positive displacement combined with internal compression. Operation of oil-free (dry) vs. liquid flooded (wet) rotary screw […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community ALEITHE NAMED VP & GM ABB LOW VOLTAGE DRIVES BIZAaron Aleithe has been named vice president and general manager of Low-Voltage Drives at ABB Inc., Automation Products. He fills the position Rick Hepperla held before his recent promotion to division manager for Automation Products […]

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Key Factors In A World-Class Lubrication Program

Companies today have to work hard and smart to survive in a global marketplace. U.S. industry is managing to keep pace with foreign competition, but only through increased productivity gains. One of the key components to being competitive is extending asset life. This type of focus is changing maintenance strategies from reactive and preventive to […]

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Do You Really Know Where Your Machines Are?

Becoming a “Reliable Plant” and staying there requires keeping abreast of constantly changing and improving technologies and practices. Deron Jozokos LUDECA, Inc. This article was originally published in the December 2007 issue of Maintenance Technology. In today’s leaner maintenance departments, companies rely heavily on the reliability of their machinery. While the practice of reliability engineering […]

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MARTS 2008: Realities In Reliability

With MARTS 2008 quickly approaching, it’s time to take a sneak peak at some of the activities scheduled for this year’s event and the value they can provide for you and your organization. Maintenance Technology In industry today, it’s as important as ever to stay up-todate on the latest technologies, products and practices. This year’s […]

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Our Perspective: Changing Of The Guard

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Unless you have been in hibernation these past months, you likely have been riveted to unfolding events in what may be one of the most exciting election seasons in United States political history. I am, of course, referring to the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. For the first […]

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