Author Archive | Greg Pietras


9:30 am
October 14, 2015
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Updates from SMRP 2015

Michelle Segrest is covering the SMRP 2015 Conference for Maintenance Technology at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH this week. She will be providing continuous live coverage on Twitter @MTMagazine and @michellesegrest. She will also provide audio reports (see below) recapping informative sessions on asset management, performance and condition monitoring, strategies for achieving overall […]


3:20 pm
March 1, 2015
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Leading Edge: Comprehensive, Proactive Asset-Management Solution

Several products of interest to the maintenance and reliability community were introduced at the recent 2015 ARC Industry Forum, including the following: The Maintenance Response Center from Schneider Electric is a predictive maintenance software tool for plant maintenance supervisors. According to the company, the new offering helps drive a proactive maintenance culture that reduces the […]


8:07 pm
September 23, 2014
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Lubricant-Health Monitoring: What We Test For

Keeping contamination and wear-particle levels in check is key to healthy lubricants and lubricated equipment. By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Lubricant-health monitoring provides the maintenance department an inexpensive predictive method for understanding the condition of a lubricant. Performing a comparative laboratory analysis of a used-oil sample against its identical virgin-oil sample allows the lab to […]


3:23 pm
September 16, 2014
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Schneider Electric Summit Highlights Mission, New HQ

The Schneider Electric Influencer Summit, held last week in Andover, Mass., was a showcase for both the company and its new North American headquarters. The R&D center is built to house around 750 employees across all of Schneider Electric’s business segments, and incorporates approximately $8 million of the company’s own products and solutions. (Click here […]


1:25 pm
September 11, 2014
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Schneider Electric Opens New Global R&D Center

Schneider Electric has announced the opening of its new North American research and development (R&D) center in Andover, Mass. The Boston One Campus will also serve as the company’s new North America headquarters and is built to house approximately 750 employees across all of Schneider Electric’s business segments. Laurent Vernerey, President and CEO of Schneider Electric’s […]


4:45 pm
September 8, 2014
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Technology Showcase: Vibration Monitoring

Delta Technologies ClearView Sensors According to Delta Technologies, its patent-pending ClearView Sensor products deliver a range of benefits in industrial- and transportation-equipment applications. The entire ClearView family of products is embeddedable in a range of materials, including ceramic, rubber, metal and plastic. Delta Technologies SPM Lenova Phase II Upgrade According to SPM Instrument, its […]


12:03 am
July 11, 2014
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Spirax Sarco Introduces Steam Process Controllers

Spirax Sarco has introduced its SX80 and SX90 steam system controllers. The SX80 is a flexible temperature controller offering accurate process control. It features universal process input and output for ease of installation. The multi-functional SX90 is designed for processes that require inputs and outputs.     The SX90 provides universal input, three logic inputs, remote set […]


12:00 am
July 11, 2014
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Emco Wheaton Launches Overfill Protection System

Emco Wheaton has launched a system that can prevent product overflow on fuel tankers during loading. The electronic F2020 Overfill Sensor is designed to prevent product overflows of tanker compartments. Designed for tankers of up to eight compartments, the system is connected to the terminal’s controls through a plug and socket connection.  If overfill is […]