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6:24 pm
May 18, 2015
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Going Way Beyond Traditional Pump Monitoring with i-ALERT2 from ITT PRO Services

ITT’s PRO Services brand has rolled out its new i-ALERT2 solution for industry. This Bluetooth- SMART-enabled machinery health monitor tracks vibration, temperature and run-time hours, then wirelessly syncs the data with iOS smartphones and tablets through an i-ALERT2 mobile app. ITT refers to the new product as “the first industrial package” to successfully integrate Bluetooth low-energy and sensor technologies commonly used in […]

11:23 pm
May 15, 2015
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New Fluke Lenses Bring Different Worlds of Infrared Inspections Into Much Sharper Focus

Fluke is masterful when it comes to rolling out technologies and thought-provoking topics for industry. Take, for example, the recent information-packed “Measure of Innovation Summit” at the company’s headquarters in Everett, WA. I was just one of the many invited attendees (including end-users, consultants, thought-leaders from across industry and editors) treated to displays and demonstrations of almost too […]

8:07 pm
May 14, 2015
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Fluke Connect Assets System Set to Transform Predictive Maintenance Activities Across Industry, No IT Support Required

The new Fluke Connect Assets system highlighted at Fluke’s recent “Measure of Innovation Summit,” in Everette, WA, looks as though it could make effective predictive maintenance a reality for all equipment systems in all plants, regardless of size, sector, location and number of maintenance and reliability professionals. According to the company, this cloud-based wireless system of […]

12:59 am
May 14, 2015
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Innovative Pipe Clamps from Beta Machinery Analysis Reduce Vibration Problems

According to Beta Machinery Analysis (BETA), after decades of solving client problems associated with weak piping-restraint systems, the company has developed its own range of clamps proven to reduce vibration problems. The company says its most popular clamp prevents vibratory loosening by ensuring adequate bolt stretch. Other models are designed to address vibration and thermal flexibility: They’re dynamically […]

7:07 pm
May 13, 2015
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Matrix Technology Fuels Performance of ‘Greenest Drive Ever’ from Yaskawa

According to Yaskawa, its new U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive not only  enhances performance beyond that of conventional AC drives, it is the “greenest” drive product the company has ever introduced. The manufacturer explains that unlike conventional AC drives, U1000 Industrial Matrix units incorporate a matrix of 9 bi-directional switches that convert a three-phase AC input voltage directly into a three-phase AC output voltage. This eliminates the […]

3:29 pm
May 1, 2015
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Safe Starting of Motors: Check for Temperature Increase

Motor life depends on careful starting procedures and minimizing heat build-up.  By Jim Bryan, EASA Technical Support Specialist The most stressful time for an electric motor is during starting, when the shaft speed is zero and the motor current is at its maximum. This condition is termed starting or locked-rotor current. Figure 1 illustrates its effects, […]

1:25 pm
April 14, 2015
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Emerson FlowScanner 6000 Version 6.6 Valve Diagnostic Tool Integrates with KVAP Software

Emerson Process Management’s FlowScanner 6000 Version 6.6 valve diagnostic tool now seamlessly integrates with the Kalsi Valve & Actuator Program (KVAP) from Kalsi Engineering, Inc. This integration allows efficient tracking and trending analysis and direct feedback to calculate functional margin in accordance with ASME OM Code Mandatory Appendices III and IV. The FlowScanner 6000 can be […]

2:24 am
April 12, 2015
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Regal Power Transmission Solutions to Showcase New Mill-Drive Condition Monitoring Program at AISTech 2015

Regal Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) will introduce its new mill-drive condition monitoring program to the iron and steel industry at next month’s AISTech 2015 event in Cleveland, OH. The system incorporates technology that monitors drive dynamics, presents mill operators with a real-time snapshot of system health and alerts them when vibration and torque values exceed threshold limits. Use of this technology, Regal says, has already […]