This month’s “Viewpoint” first ran as the December 1989 installment of founding and long-time MT Editor (1988–2005) Bob Baldwin’s “Uptime” column. While it refers to an event that occurred 23 years ago and includes a quote from an industrialist who died in 1910 (another highly successful “founder”), the “advice” in it is timeless.
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This year’s Maintenance and Reliability Technology Summit (MARTS) exhibitors will be showcasing a wide range of products and services vital to capacity assurance professionals across industry. They’ll be on hand in the MARTS exhibition area at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL, on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14. Be sure you’re there to […]
Prevent Sludge From Building Up Your Costs
Fusing a panel-mount voltage indicator ensures an electrically secure installation as per NEC, but it simultaneously decreases electrical safety as per NFPA 70E. The reason for this is the propensity of false negative readings from the voltage detector as a result of the over-current protection. What’s an electrical-safety-conscious company using a voltage indicator to do […]
The first thing you’ll notice about your compressed air “tank” (or air receiver) is that unlike your compressor, it doesn’t have large power cables running to it. While an air receiver doesn’t consume power, odds are, if properly sized and applied, it can be like money in the bank with regard to compressed air system […]
When we last asked Reader Panelists about their sustainable (or “green”) efforts in 2009, responses were tepid and uncertain. While their reported actions at the time were actually more significant than some of them realized, their overall sustainable activity seemed to be limited. As seen in the following Q&A (edited for space), respondents now report […]