Expanding asset management through expert services can add to savings, as well as improve work practices.
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Symptom: “Dear Dr. Lube: In the past we’ve always used mineral oil to lubricate the ammonia-refrigerant compressors that operate our ice rinks. As part of our sustainability program, I have been asked to review the use of synthetic lubricants. Are these available for refrigeration compressors? Can I expect benefits to offset […]
Split Roller Bearings Handle Greater Loads Cooper Roller Bearings has increased load capacities of many of its split roller bearings to levels higher than any split roller bearings of similar size, with L10 life that is 23% to 135% longer (depending on size). These new 01E (medium-duty) and 02E (heavy-duty) bearings are fully interchangeable with […]
Flexible, Extended-Height Gauging System Renishaw’s Equator 300 Extended Height comparative gauge doubles the space below the measuring volume of the company’s original model, providing a 300-mm height to accept tall parts or those attached to machining fixtures. The additional space also facilitates automated part handling with robots and conveyors. The system can inspect features on […]
As shown in the accompanying chart, the top-ranked method for troubleshooting electric motors, as reported in the 2013 Motor Diagnostics and Motor Health (MDMH) study, was visual inspection, followed by insulation-resistance testing. Interestingly, in 2003, the first MDMH study also identified these as the top two methods, albeit with the order reversed (i.e., insulation resistance […]
Cascade Machinery Vibration Solutions points out that there’s an easy way to measure motor condition and reliability—with an emphasis on “easy.”
Housing With Multiple Connection Options For Timers And Monitors A new housing for ABB’s CT-S range of time relays and CM range of measuring and monitoring relays features two connection options: Double-Chamber Cage Connection terminals and Push-in terminals. Double-Cage Connection terminals use screw technology and can be connected with two wires of different diameters up to […]
By Matt Hudson, Ph.D., MChem, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc. I believe that innovation can’t be taught. It must come naturally, as part of a lifestyle. This became clear to me recently when I was given an opportunity to experience a work process outside of my day-to-day routine. Not that my job as a lubrication scientist on […]