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Book Review #2: The Little Black Book Of Reliability Management

littleblackbookofreliabilitymanagement

Audience: Indirect – Reliability Engineers, All maintenance personnel interested in understanding and reporting on equipment failure
Maintenance Classification: Practical
Author: Daniel T. Daley Publisher: Industrial Press
Internet: www.industrialpress.com ISBN Number: 978-0-8311-3356-6
Price: $21.95 Year: 2008
Index: Yes Bibliography: No, but includes a
reference section

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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Adding “Eyeballs” To HMI/SCADA Systems

longwatch_0809Longwatch has added new features and functions to its Video System Version 5.0 to make it easier for users to integrate cameras in local and remote areas, combine video data with a wide variety of plant information and enable operators to access video data from HMI terminals, cellphones or on a PC via the Internet. The enhancements integrate local and remote video systems, using existing plant infrastructure such as fiber and wireless networks, and a distributed system architecture that delivers scalability, performance and fault tolerance. Among other things, the Video Historian feature links to the plant’s HMI/SCADA system, making it possible to store video with real-time plant data, so that operators can see what happened during various events. The Video Historian can then play a sequence back at any time, along with images from similar sequences for analysis purposes.

Longwatch, Inc.
Norwood, MA

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New Gearbox Upgrade Drives Higher Tech Specs

wittenstein-0809Wittenstein’s alpha SP+ and alpha TP+ gearboxes have a slightly new look and higher technical specifications these days. The changes will not affect critical external and connecting dimensions. The technical specifications are already available online and in the 2009 printed Wittenstein (alpha) catalog. The torques of the new look are significantly higher (up to 25%, depending on the version), which raises the power density of the units. Users can reap energy savings from this extra torque by selecting a smaller, more cost-effective gearbox without compromising on specifications.

Wittenstein
Bartlett, IL

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Industry Outlook: Creating Sustainable Value

dettloffOne of our missions at SKF is to equip our customers worldwide with the technologies, products and services that can help them weather the current economic downturn and build toward a more competitive and healthier future. A key driver behind this mission is the quest for sustainability, with an emphasis on ways to increase energy efficiency, reduce negative environmental impact and add value in the process.
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Industry Outlook: Smart Manufacturing Is Key

mcdermottSustainability is good business practice, and what we see in customers across all industries is that it makes even better business sense, driving long-term competitive advantage. There are two aspects of sustainability emerging as market forces in the manufacturing space, driven by innovative automation solutions. The first is meeting the immediate cost-savings needs our customers require today. The other is looking toward our future, setting a vision for how smart manufacturing will meet the demands of tomorrow and will be a key to economic recovery.
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