“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.” […]
Ensuring asset reliability isn’t what it used to be. Today, it requires the convergence of process control with work management. This convergence resolves weaknesses in one methodology, while being additive for both.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The annual Forum sponsored by the ARC Advisory Group (ARC) took place February 6-9, in Orlando FL. This year marked my 15th trip to the information-packed event, where I again hoped to hear the latest thinking in production and manufacturing.
I’ve written before about my fascination with the CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)-franchised television series. Recognized as some of the most-watched TV dramas in the world in 2011, its plots are modeled on the classic “whodunit” format popularized in Sherlock Holmes stories.
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) […]