Author Archive | Greg Pietras

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 […]

5:50 pm
May 21, 2014
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Motorola and 3M Collaborate on Heavy-Duty Headsets

Aiming to protect workers’ hearing and improve their communications, Motorola Solutions, Inc. has announced a joint collaboration with 3M on the 3M Peltor Heavy-Duty Headset Portfolio. Motorola is now the sole distributor of the MT7H79 Direct Radio Connect Headsets (shown) that have been optimized and certified to meet Motorola’s performance standards for APX and MOTORBO […]

5:45 pm
May 21, 2014
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Des-Case Launches Extended Series Breathers for Large and Remote Assets

According to Des-Case, its recently introduced Extended Series (EX) breathers combine the materials, design and high air flow of its Standard breathers and the check-valve technology of its hybrid breathers with a new honeycomb- oil-mist-reducing feature and more than double the desiccant (1.2 – 4.2 lbs.). Products in the EX lineup are designed to protect […]