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December 14, 2012
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The Corporate Report 2012: Predictive Service

Predictive Service provides solutions for maintenance, reliability and sustainability to facility owners, operators and manufacturers around the world. We accomplish this by deploying unique technologies, thought processes, people, products and services, utilizing a collaborative and customized approach to maximize our clients’ results. 

A Global Team, Delivering Services Locally

Predictive Service focuses on a complete spectrum of engineering and consulting services, predictive maintenance technologies, equipment efficiency and reliability, energy management and repair solutions. Our products and services are supported by patented technology and a highly skilled, global team of professionals, delivering services locally.  This combination of resources and methods ensures superior program management and actionable knowledge, thus enabling our clients to operate their facilities and equipment efficiently, maximizing their value, and thereby sustaining long-term partnership relationships.

Why Clients Choose Predictive Service:

  • Broad range of product offerings and expertise
  • Integrated, customized solutions from highly-skilled professionals
  • Unique, patented technology to sup-port our collaborative and customized approach
  • Superior program management with actionable knowledge and solutions
  • Documented KPI’s supported by true Return on Investment
  • Dedication to long-term partnership relationships 



Predictive Service

25200 Chagrin Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44122

Ph: 866.772.6770

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The Corporate Report 2012: PdMA Corporation

1212pdma2When you think of predictive maintenance, electric motor testing, condition monitoring, energy cost analysis or motor-circuit analysis training, if you don’t think of PdMA Corporation, you should! 

An industry leader and innovator, PdMA has over 20 years experience in the predictive maintenance and condition monitoring field. Our MCE™ (offline), Emax (online) and MCEmax™ (offline/online) testers are utilized by a variety of industries around the world.

All testers are designed to monitor and trend the condition of AC induction, synchronous, wound-rotor and DC motors and their circuits. Among the testing capabilities are: power quality, power circuit, stator, rotor, insulation and air gap.

Designed to increase safety (PPE not required) and reduce connection time for online motor testing, the MTAP2 and MTAP3, motor test ports, allow you to capture data quickly to determine motor health.

PdMA offers a variety of training courses, both at the user’s site and
in our state-of-the-art-training facility in Tampa, FL. In addition to these training opportunities, Regional User Group Meetings and free workshops are conducted throughout the year in locations around the world. Free video tutorials on the Six Fault Zones and other predictive-maintenance-related topics are available on the PdMA website (

1212pdmaPdMA Corporation

5909-C Hampton Oaks Parkway

Tampa, FL  33610

Ph: 800.476.6463

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The Corporate Report 2012: NSK Corporation

NSK is a world-class manufacturer of motion and control products that help industrial customers maximize productivity, improve efficiency and overall performance. Through our 60 global manufacturing facilities and 12 global technology centers, we produce and distribute a wide range of bearing, linear-motion and automotive-component products for a variety of applications. 

NSK’s in-depth industry knowledge backs the design of products that address specific industry challenges. NSK’s HPS™ (High Performance Standard) Spherical Roller Bearing is one example of an innovative product that delivers unmatched quality and provides superior performance. Developed using state-of-the-art materials and advanced production technologies, HPS Spherical Roller Bearings deliver 20% higher limiting speeds and approximately twice the operating life of conventional products. 

While NSK believes it is important to deliver exceptional performance for its customers, we also believe in strong corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR activities impact the community and environment in which NSK conducts business. Our Quality and Environmental team ensures that the environmentally friendly products are used, chemical substance waste is managed, and reduce, reuse and recycle efforts are in place to offer energy and resource conservation. With these efforts, NSK can continue to offer the best in quality products and performance to our customers, to our community and to the world. 

When it comes to maximizing performance, “Think NSK.” 

1212nskNSK Corporation 

4200 Goss Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Ph: 800.675.9930

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The Corporate Report 2012: Kluber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. 

During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which have earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and houses a test facility hardly rivaled in the lubricants industry.

At Klüber, we continue to pioneer advances in order to translate previously inconceivable concepts into fully functional reality. We make these crucial contributions with over 2000 special lubricants that can be used in extreme operating or environmental conditions in vehicles, machinery or plant manufacturing, and in industrial engineering or production technology where conventional lubricants fail. 

When stringent technical and ecological requirements coincide, that’s where Klüber Lubrication’s special lubricants have the leading edge. For example, our specialty oils for ship-propulsion systems are classified as readily biodegradable and can be used in one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems—the Arctic.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral-oil products in Munich, in 1929, is part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities KG, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. 

In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.

1212kluberKlüber Lubrication North America L.P.

32 Industrial Dr.

Londonderry, NH 03053

Ph: 603.647.4104


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The Corporate Report 2012: American Trainco

American Trainco offers hands-on training in public-seminar and private on-site formats for maintenance personnel across industry. We cover hundreds of cities around the U.S. and Canada and will conduct more than 1500 sessions next year—making us the largest provider of this type of training in the world today. Since 2002, our expert staff has trained more than 135,000 maintenance workers.

Among our most popular topics are “Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician,” “Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E,” “Electrical Troubleshooting,” “Air Conditioning & Refrigeration,” “Boiler Operation, Maintenance & Safety,” “Pro-grammable Logic Controllers,”  “Variable Frequency Drives,” “Pumps and Pump Systems,” “National Electrical Code,” “HVAC,” “Electrical Schematics and Drawings” and many more.

At American Trainco, we approach our students as if they were our own employees. We instruct and guide them in practical knowledge that allows them to immediately return to their workplaces and apply what they have learned. We make sure they can keep their plants or facilities up and running—and we make sure they can do it safely. 

For example, American Trainco doesn’t just provide textbook information and downloads about the National Electrical Code and NFPA 70E updates: Our instructors help our students apply that information to their own workplace and facility needs.  

By providing exceptional learning experiences for our students and a positive work culture for our employees, American Trainco empowers individuals to become caring, competent and responsible citizens who value the positive contributions they make toward keeping our world running. 

1212americantraincoAmerican Trainco

P.O. Box 3397

Englewood, CO 80155

Ph: 303.531.4560

Fax: 303.531.4565 

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The Corporate Report 2012: ALL-TEST Pro, LLC (ATP)

ALL-TEST Pro, LLC (ATP), a subsidiary of BJM CORP, CT, is a pri-vately held company established in 1983. The company manufactures handheld, battery-operated, portable instruments for the testing of motors, generators, transformers and other coil-based devices. Product family includes instruments for De-Energized testing (Motor Circuit Analysis-MCA), Energized testing (Electrical Signature Analysis-ESA), and Power Quality Analysis used for Predictive Maintenance testing, Quality Control, and Trouble-Shooting. We offer worldwide sales, service and training.

The Power Quality Analysis includes an easy-to-use energy-saving calculation report.


By being able to choose the particular ATP instrument for a customer’s need—be it just Troubleshooting or more demanding Predictive Maintenance—the initial investment is very low and will produce a rapid Return on Investment for the contractor.

More than 12,000 instruments Sold

ATP has sold over 12,000 instruments worldwide to be used daily in improving rotating equipment reliability, reducing energy consumption and lowering overall plant operating costs. Several instruments have received  “Best Product” awards worldwide by distinguished associations and magazines.

Network of Contractors

Electrical Motor System testing has become an important part of a successful rotating equipment reliability testing program but in fact, many potential customers are not capable of supporting an internal motor testing program. We know that contractors are perfectly positioned to offer these services, which will bring a new revenue stream to their businesses.

ALL-TEST Pro Training

ATP has been accredited as an “Authorized Provider” by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), in McLean, VA. 




P.O Box 1139

121 Spencer Plain Rd.

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Ph: 860.399.4222 or 800.952.8776

Fax:  860.399.3180

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December 14, 2012
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The Corporate Report 2012: SPM Instrument, Inc.

1212spm1SPM Instrument, inventor of the original Shock Pulse Method and the patented SPM-HD® measuring technique, continues to broaden the scope of condition monitoring to include more machinery than ever before. Examples include:

SPM Leonova® Diamond

The portable Leonova Diamond was designed for rough industrial environments with a carbon-fiber-reinforced housing. Lightweight, yet sophisticated, it provides a powerful combination of well-proven measuring techniques for every situation, all in one instrument.

Bearing Monitoring as You’ve Never Seen It

Where established methods fail, SPM-HD® detects deteriorating bearing condition and incipient failures with impressive accuracy and exceptional pre-warning times.

Ultra-Low-Speed Bearing Monitoring

Low-RPM applications have been beyond the limits of established monitoring techniques—until nowSPM-HD® is able to accurately measure rolling element bearings rotating from 1 RPM to 20,000 RPM. Advanced and patent-pending digital algorithms provide very high measuring dynamics with results presented in never-before-seen detail. Razor-sharp spectrums and time signals bring root cause analysis to a new level of understanding.

High-Definition Order Tracking

Careful engineering and optimal use of digital technology in the design of SPM’s HD Order Tracking product allow for more precise measurements and more detailed spectrums than ever before.

3-Channel High-Performance Vibration Analysis

Leonova® Diamond provides razor-sharp spectrums—even if signals are weak and low in energy content. It will measure vibration severity for general machine condition, as well as velocity, acceleration and displacement according to ISO 10816 standards. 

In addition to RMS vibration readings, the instrument displays an FFT spectrum. Enveloping with band and high-pass filters can be selected to optimize analysis. 

The EVAM® measuring technique provides pre-programmed evaluation models for time and frequency domain parameters. 25600-line FFTs to 40 kHz spec-trums with true zoom makes the Leonova Diamond a powerful portable analytical tool for every industry.

Corrective Techniques

Leonova® Diamond provides sophisticated tools for root cause analysis and corrective maintenance. In addition to standard functions such as an Electronic Stethoscope, Laser Tachometer with Temperature, there are a number of modular functions, including Motor Current Analysis, Run Up/Coast Down, Bump Test, Laser Shaft Alignment and Dynamic Balancing, that can be added to the instrument at any time.

Power-Packed Software

Containing the expert knowledge needed to evaluate machine condition, Condmaster® Ruby collects and stores results from all SPM handheld and online measuring devices for evaluation and presentation—and does it all by way of a single powerful software package. 

1212spm2SPM Instrument, Inc.

780 Bailey Hill Road

Eugene, OR 97402

Ph: 541.687.6869


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The Corporate Report 2012: Nidec Motor Corporation

1212nidec1Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading man-ufacturer of commercial, industrial and appliance motors and controls. NMC’s product portfolio features a full line of high-efficiency motors, large and small, that serve industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil & gas and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers and commercial refrigeration. 

The Nidec flagship brand, U.S. MOTORS®, has a 100-year history and a strong reputation in industrial motors. The U.S. MOTORS brand is a bridge from a rich, solid past to a bright and expanded future. Today, Nidec Motor Corporation is committed to developing new technologies and products that help our customers solve problems, improve efficiencies and protect the environment.

Leading with a New Line of Inverter Duty Motors

A perfect example of how Nidec is leading the vertical motor industry is the recent introduction of a new line of stock Vertical HOLLOSHAFT® inverter duty motors with a bearing protection system to help mitigate bearing problems caused by shaft voltage. 

The use of inverters in pumping applications has increased dramatically over the past few years. The combination of an inverter and induction motor with a pump produces an economical variable speed drive system that has the potential to provide energy savings and process optimization. It may also lead to improved system reliability.

Unfortunately, inverters can be tough on electric motors. Those used to supply adjustable frequency power to induction motors do not produce sinusoidal output voltage waveforms. 

Most inverters use a control topology called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to change the voltage and frequency of the power applied to the motor. The switching frequency of the PWM control system generates steep-fronted voltage spikes that can damage motor insulation. 

U.S. MOTORS was the first to recognize the need for special inverter duty insulation system and introduced our Inverter Grade® Insulation system. This system meets NEMA MG1 Part 31 insulation requirements for inverter–fed motors. 

PWM inverters also generate common mode voltage, which may produce a shaft voltage. Shaft voltage can result in bearing currents that may damage motor bearings. Motors 40 horsepower and larger now include a shaft ground ring to short-circuit current that can damage bearings. 

While the number of occurrences of bearing damage due to shaft voltage is small, the cost to replace failed bearings is high. Reducing these types of field issues not only benefits the end user, but the pump OEM as well.

Its new inverter duty motors are just one example of how Nidec Motor Corporation continues to reinforce its reputation as a true innovator in the motor industry. 

1212nidecNidec Motor Corporation

8050 West Florissant Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63136

Ph: 888.637.7333

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