Archive | March/April


4:08 pm
April 11, 2013
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From Our Perspective: Why State Of Tune Equals State Of Mind

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Few things are guaranteed in life, unless you live in the continental Northeast. Up here, winter living is synonymous with bad driving conditions, lots of snow shoveling, high heating bills and, possibly, critical equipment problems.I recently have been up close and personal with all of the above.


2:43 pm
April 11, 2013
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Problem Solvers

Air Coolant For Machining Operations EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant SystemTM produces a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup on machining operations. According to the company, the product is an alternative to mist systems and helps reduce costs associated with the purchase, filtration and disposal of liquid coolants. Features include an improved hot-air […]


6:00 am
March 13, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Manufacturing System Savings

Henry Ford once said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Sound motor management practices, like conducting a motor inventory to assess repair-replace decisions before motors fail, are done behind the scenes, but can lead to noticeable energy and cost savings. The right management practices enhance the quality of your operational processes, […]


6:33 pm
March 12, 2013
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Automated Lubrication System Improves Container-Crane Efficiency

Belgium’s Port of Antwerp (“Antwerp”) is Europe’s second largest and the fourth largest in the world. Thousands upon thousands of ocean-going vessels call at this busy facility each year, and containers are a huge (and growing) component of its maritime traffic. As it is around any port, each hour saved in handling freight that moves […]