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6:41 pm
September 20, 2012
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Uptime: Promoting Careers In Maintenance

“I’m 18 years old and don’t especially want to go to college. I’m not sure what I want to study or what kind of a program or career to pursue. I’ve got good grades. I suppose I could figure it out if I went to college like my parents and teachers want me to do.” […]

9:24 pm
March 23, 2012
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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Consolidated Coupling Catalog  Emerson’s new Power Transmission Solutions  industrial coupling catalog covers Kop-Flex®, Jaure®, Morse® and Brown-ing® products in bore sizes to 43.5” and torque ratings to 329,000,000 lbs-in. Styles range from simple rigid and sleeve units to multiple types of disc, gear, chain, elastomeric, barrel, U-joint, shear-pin and tapered grid couplings. This 300-pg., consolidated resource […]

9:01 pm
March 23, 2012
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Technology Showcase: Testing and Analysis Tools

User-Friendly, 6-Tools-in-1 Handheld Troubleshooter  According to Test Products International (TPI), its feature-rich, easy-to-use handheld Model 440 combines the features of a multimeter with the waveform of a single-input 1 MHz bandwidth oscilloscope that offers true RMS auto-ranging DMM. Advanced capabilities include: Viewing waveform to verify power quality delivered to VSDs Measuring voltage and frequency at the […]

9:00 pm
March 23, 2012
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Electrical-Safety Sense: PESDs Meet And Exceed NFPA 70E 120.1

An electrical-safety program is safer when workers can determine a zero-electrical-energy state without exposing themselves to voltage. Article 120.1(1)–(6) provides a six-step procedure for creating an electrically safe work condition.  Here is a portion of the steps: 120.1(1) Identify all sources of electrical energy. 120.1(3) If possible, visually verify the isolator blades. 120.1(5) Use an […]

8:58 pm
March 23, 2012
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: No Time To Estimate Savings? No Problem!

Have you ever considered upgrading the efficiency of your motors but assumed it would take too much time to calculate potential energy savings? As it turns out, a product-neutral tool that quickly provides a back-of-the-envelope estimate of possible savings is just a few clicks away: Check out the recently updated “MDM Simple Savings Chart” (SSC) […]