Archive | 2014


9:49 pm
December 14, 2014
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Optimize Machine Health with Precision Lubrication

By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Whether you call it world-class, best-practice or use the currently popular term—precision—the procedure is the same when it comes to lubrication: using the right lubricant for your equipment, in the right amount and at the right frequency. And it requires that lubricant condition be managed. Jarrod Potteiger of Des-Case explains […]


8:41 pm
December 14, 2014
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The State of the Lubrication Nation

While our in-depth study of lubrication practices in North American industries provides some good news, it also reveals much room for improvement. Lubrication plays a significant role in the success of any industrial plant or facility that operates moving equipment. With the “wheels of industry” literally relying on lubricant film mere microns in thickness, it […]


9:41 pm
December 12, 2014
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Emerson Smart Wireless Navigator Streamlines Management of Large and/or Expanding Wireless Deployments at Sites

Emerson Process Management (Emerson) has introduced the Smart Wireless Navigator, a new software platform that lets users with large wireless deployments maximize the power of their networks. This new offering brings together Smart Wireless tools for planning, managing and maintaining networks and organizes them along with network and device diagnostics and data in an intuitive interface that streamlines the […]


8:13 pm
December 11, 2014
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SKF Introduces Sensor Bearing with EMC Filter to Protect Against Power Surge

A newly introduced SKF sensor bearing equipped with an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filter offers ideal protection against potential damage to the bearing’s sensitive electronics from power surges or electric discharges, most notably in AC electric motor applications. The EMC filter is integrated in-line with the sensor bearing’s cable to protect the Hall sensor and other […]


8:04 pm
December 11, 2014
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GTI Unveils Vibration Documentation Solution for iPad

GTI Predictive Technology, Inc., creators of the iPad Vibration Analyzer, is proud to unveil VibeRMS LT – the complete, affordable condition documentation solution for iPad. Developed for the iPad, VibeRMS LT is a single channel vibration documentation tool. Users can view live vibration data (velocity, acceleration, displacement) and create reports at the site on the […]


8:52 pm
December 10, 2014
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Emerson Network Power Grows On-Site 24/7 Battery-Support Offering in U.S. with Expanded Capabilities and Mobile Service Units

Emerson Network Power (Emerson) has announced a number of expanded battery services delivered by its Electrical Reliability Services business. While the company has provided battery services to data-center, utility and industrial operations for decades, its recently expanded capabilities are said to offer customers a more comprehensive battery-management solution for protecting their emergency power systems. The expanded services include capacity and load testing, battery charger […]


7:42 pm
December 10, 2014
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Raj Batra, President of Siemens Digital Factory Business, Elected to NEMA Board of Governors

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has elected Raj Batra, President of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, to serve on its Board of Governors. Batra will serve a two-year term expiring in 2016. The Digital Factory division of Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support […]


7:04 pm
December 10, 2014
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AVnu Alliance’s Industrial Focus to Open New Paths Across the Industrial Internet

AVnu Alliance (Alliance), the industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification, has announced the creation of a new Industrial market segment. The move appears to be based, in part, on standard Ethernet’s expanded range, functionality and application with the evolution of the Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standard into Time Sensitive Networking (TSN).  Those new TSN capabilities, […]