Archive | January, 2013

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Publisher’s Notes: What We Need

By Bill Kiesel We begin 2013 with a number of challenges and opportunities. On one hand, some of the strongest headwinds we face are associated with government indecision (the debt ceiling, sequestration and wrangling over too many regulations vs. too few, for example). On the other hand, most of us are looking forward to what […]

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Publisher’s Notes

What We Need We begin 2013 with a number of challenges and opportunities. On one hand, some of the strongest headwinds we face are associated with government indecision (the debt ceiling, sequestration and wrangling over too many regulations vs. too few, for example). On the other hand, most of us are looking forward to what […]

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January 18, 2013
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My Take

Go Ahead And Try It: A Little More Tenderness The last Friday of 2012 found me listening to the Afternoon Shift, a program produced by Chicago’s WBEZ Public Radio station. In his wonderful voice, the host Rick Kogan was discussing New Year’s resolutions and how people tend to make them. Needing all the help I could […]

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My Take: Go Ahead And Try It — A Little More Tenderness

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor The last Friday of 2012 found me listening to the Afternoon Shift, a program produced by Chicago’s WBEZ Public Radio station. In his wonderful voice, the host Rick Kogan was discussing New Year’s resolutions and how people tend to make them. Needing all the help I could get along those […]

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January 18, 2013
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Uptime: Equipment Criticality — Life In The Fast Lane

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Improving maintenance efficiency and effectiveness must proceed at a much faster pace than in the past to head off the opposites of growing technologies and skills shortages. In my October 2012 “Uptime” column, I responded to the question “How to Improve Maintenance” by describing the benefits of focusing on maintenance-related […]

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January 18, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Tools To ‘Drive’ Your Motor Energy Savings

Today’s marketplace is full of voices promoting adjustable speed drives (ASDs) with competing claims of savings and benefits. What’s all this discussion about? An ASD controls the speed of an induction motor by adjusting the voltage and frequency that supply the motor. Affinity laws—which show that change in power consumption is proportional to the cube […]

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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Tools To ‘Drive’ Your Motor Energy Savings

Today’s marketplace is full of voices promoting adjustable speed drives (ASDs) with competing claims of savings and benefits. What’s all this discussion about? An ASD controls the speed of an induction motor by adjusting the voltage and frequency that supply the motor. Affinity laws—which show that change in power consumption is proportional to the cube […]

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