Author Archive | Jane Alexander

12:31 pm
August 20, 2014
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ABB to Divest Full Service Business

ABB has signed an agreement to divest the ABB Full Service business for an undisclosed amount to Nordic Capital Funds. Subject to regulatory approval, the sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014l. The  ABB Full Service unit provides fully outsourced maintenance services to industrial customers. Developed as part of ABB’s life-cycle service offerings, it has become a […]

6:31 pm
August 17, 2014
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SKF Picks Chicagoland USA for New Global Technical Center Americas

SKF has announced plans to build a new Global Technical Center Americas (GTCA) in the greater Chicago, IL, area (Naperville). The announcement reinforces the company’s strategy to be near important customers and focus on market-specific product innovations across all of its five platforms (bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services). The planned 130,000-sq.-ft. Naperville GTCA is one of several new […]

4:58 pm
August 17, 2014
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Emerson Kop-Flex Service Program Restores Used Couplings to API 671 Standard & Full Factory Warranty

Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has introduced a program for restoring used high-performance couplings to like-new condition, certified to API 671, with a full original factory warranty. Aimed at high-speed (>1,800 rpm) couplings used on turbomachinery, compressors, pumps and marine drivetrains, the Kop-Flex recertification program offers an attractive alternative to replacement of a coupling, […]

7:22 pm
August 9, 2014
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U.S. Tsubaki Expands Turnaround Capabilities for Industry’s Toughest Made-to-Order Requests

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC has enhanced its ability to turn around custom orders with a new state-of-the-art laser-cutting machine at its Holyoke, MA, manufacturing facility. The new laser machine, along with a new CNC Brake Press and Mill at the Holyoke site, make up the U.S. Tsubaki LASER-EXPRESS capability. According to the company, this increased capability will allow […]

3:46 pm
August 8, 2014
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Sulzer Grows Gulf Coast Electrical-Mechanical Services Footprint through Grayson Armature Acquisition

  Sulzer has announced the acquisition of Grayson Armature Large Motor Division, Inc., and Grayson Armature Orange Texas, Inc., effective Aug. 1. A global provider of pumping solutions, rotating-equipment maintenance and services, Sulzer says this recent $42 million transaction makes it one of the largest providers of electromechanical services in the Gulf Coast region. Grayson […]

2:25 am
August 6, 2014
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ITT Opens New U.S. Facility for Advanced Testing and Packaging of Complex, Highly-Engineered Pump Systems

ITT Corporation (ITT) recently opened a new addition at its Seneca Falls, NY, manufacturing campus. The  advanced testing and packaging facility  is focused on the highly engineered pumps that are typically used in oil and gas, petrochemical and mining applications. The new facility encompasses more than 89,000 square feet that include office space and approximately 79,000 square feet of product operations. According to ITT, this $22 million expansion project was driven, […]

11:31 pm
August 1, 2014
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Down With The ‘Peanut-Butter’ Manifesto

  Developing a reliability-focused culture helped a textile manufacturer’s maintenance organization spread improvement throughout the company. By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor The rich history of a large textile manufactuer tells a story of ingenuity, openess to change and savvy decision-making over time. The company’s guiding philosophy has always been to exceed customer needs. Maintaining old-fashioned […]

4:14 pm
August 1, 2014
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My Take: Something New to Smile About

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor This month marks my 9th anniversary with Maintenance Technology. Flipping through copies of the magazines with which I’ve been involved for the past nine years is an uplifting experience for me. Our editorial team has done remarkable work—and intends to keep it up. From a personal standpoint, working with others to […]