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The Reliability Files: Protect Your Gearbox With The Right Lubricant

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For many industrial businesses, gearboxes represent the heart of production. Today, advancements in technology have enabled equipment manufacturers to decrease the footprint of gearboxes, while maintaining the same—or even higher—power transmission capabilities.

Compared to previous models, these newer, higher-performing units typically require lubricants that offer more comprehensive protection. If a gearbox isn’t properly maintained with the appropriate lubricant, there’s a potential for the equipment to experience a condition known as “micropitting.”

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Protect Your Gearbox With The Right Lubricant

0312reliabilityProblem
For many industrial businesses, gearboxes represent the heart of production. Today, advancements in technology have enabled equipment manufacturers to decrease the footprint of gearboxes, while maintaining the same—or even higher—power transmission capabilities.

Compared to previous models, these newer, higher-performing units typically require lubricants that offer more comprehensive protection. If a gearbox isn’t properly maintained with the appropriate lubricant, there’s a potential for the equipment to experience a condition known as “micropitting.”

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March 23, 2012
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Viewpoint: A Bit Of Advice

0212viewpointThis month’s “Viewpoint” first ran as the December 1989 installment of founding and long-time MT Editor (1988–2005) Bob Baldwin’s “Uptime” column. While it refers to an event that occurred 23 years ago and includes a quote from an industrialist who died in 1910 (another highly successful “founder”), the “advice” in it is timeless.

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March 23, 2012
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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

0212mplacefieldawareField-Service Software For Smartphones

 FieldAware’s cloud-based field-service management solution uses native apps on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets to eliminate the need for servers, proprietary software and special hand-held devices. By digitizing service workflow, it also eliminates the need for paper work orders and streamlines scheduling. Customer, product, task and work order data is shared over the Internet via Web-browsers or smartphones on a 24/7 basis. For a monthly per-user fee, FieldAware handles the entire service delivery process.

FieldAware
Frisco, TX

For more info, enter 31 at www.MT-freeinfo.com

 

0212mplacegeneralRugged Video Inspection System

 The SEEKER 280 Ruggedized Video Inspection System (DCS280) from General Tools is designed for heavy industrial use. The unit comes standard with a 9mm-diameter, 1m-long, flexible-obedient probe that is water-, oil- and dust-proof to IP67 standards. The console with 2.4” color monitor meets IP54 standards for dust- and water-resistance. Applications include detecting leaks and cracks in ducts and piping and inspecting for corrosion and deposit buildup.

General Tools & Instruments
New York, NY

For more info, enter 32 at www.MT-freeinfo.com

0212mplacetestoHigh-Res Thermal Imaging

 Testo’s 890 Thermal Imager achieves high levels of image quality by combining 640 x 480 pixel detection, high-quality optics and the company’s SuperResolution technology. The unit records high-resolution thermal images in 1280 x 960 pixel quality, allowing small or distant objects to be inspected with precision. Other features include touch-screen navigation, a thermal sensitivity of <40 mK and temperature recognition up to 2192 F.

Testo USA, Inc.
Sparta, NJ

For more info, enter 33 at www.MT-freeinfo.com


0212mplaceturckFlow & Temperature Sensor

 Turck’s Digital Read Out (DRO) flow sensor is a self-contained, fully programmable sensor that allows for both flow and temperature monitoring, and features a three-digit display that can alternate between the two. The unit can be used in different media, such as water, glycol and Galden HT110, allows for application-specific set points and can track changes in flow from 0.2 to 12 gpm.

Turck, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

For more info, enter 34 at www.MT-freeinfo.com


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Technology Showcase: MARTS Exhibitors

This year’s Maintenance and Reliability Technology Summit (MARTS) exhibitors will be showcasing a wide range of products and services vital to capacity assurance professionals across industry. They’ll be on hand in the MARTS exhibition area at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL, on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14. Be sure you’re there to see what these leading suppliers have for you by registering at www.martsconference.com.

  • AVO Training (www.avotraining.com) helps operations create safe, reliable electrical environments through training, safety solutions and power studies.
  • Des-Case (www.des-case.com) specializes in contamination-control products for industrial lubricants, including desiccant breathers, fluid-handling products, lubricant sampling systems and related services.
  • Dreisilker Electric Motors (www.dreisilker.com) provides electric-motor solutions to commercial, industrial and municipal customers.
  • Graybar (www.graybar.com) specializes in supply-chain management services and distribution of electrical and telecommunications components for customers in industry, facility maintenance and data centers.
  • Infraspection Institute (www.infraspection.com), the world’s oldest independent IR training and certification firm, has trained and certified nearly 10,000 thermographers worldwide.
  • Inpro/Seal (www.inpro-seal.com) is the leading designer and manufacturer of bearing-protection products for rotating equipment across many industries.
  • IRISS (www.iriss.com) helps maintenance professionals conduct safer, more efficient inspections with their industrial-grade infrared inspection windows.
  • LAI Reliability Systems (www.laireliability.com) provides asset-management and reliability solutions for customers in diversified industries worldwide.
  • Ludeca (www.ludeca.com) offers laser precision alignment systems and factory-authorized service and training for PRÜFTECHNIK alignment and condition-monitoring products.
  • Mainnovation (www.mainnovation.com) is a maintenance consultancy that uses its Value-Driven Maintenance methodology to assist industrial, port-management and public-transportation customers worldwide.
  • MAPCON (www.mapcon.com) provides state-of-the-art CMMS software and products for use on personal computers, including a new SaaS (Software as a Service) version.
  • Meggitt Sensing Systems (www.meggittsensingsystems.com) specializes in sensing and monitoring systems that measure physical parameters in extreme environments.
  • Mtelligence (www.mtelligence.net) offers predictive analytics and integration software to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs by helping users maintain the right equipment at the right time.
  • PdMA Corporation (www.pdma.com) is a leader in electric-motor testing through the manufacture of online and offline portable motor testers, analytical software and training.
  • Reporting House (www.reportinghouse.com) is a full-service consulting firm that provides enterprise-reporting, business intelligence and analytic solutions.
  • Royal Purple (www.royalpurple.com) produces a wide range of high-performance lubricants for most consumer and industrial applications, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art synthetics and mineral-based products.
  • Scalewatcher (www.scalewatcher.com) offers computerized electronic water conditioners that remove lime scale from pipework, water systems and water-fed equipment, and prevent new scales from forming. MT

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