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August 6, 2014
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ITT Opens New U.S. Facility for Advanced Testing and Packaging of Complex, Highly-Engineered Pump Systems

ITT Corporation (ITT) recently opened a new addition at its Seneca Falls, NY, manufacturing campus. The  advanced testing and packaging facility  is focused on the highly engineered pumps that are typically used in oil and gas, petrochemical and mining applications. The new facility encompasses more than 89,000 square feet that include office space and approximately 79,000 square feet of product operations. According to ITT, this $22 million expansion project was driven, […]

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August 1, 2014
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Dealing With Motor Failures: Common Causes and Solutions

Protecting motor bearings and windings is the first step in preventing motor failures. By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E., Electrical Apparatus Services Association (EASA) If you want to make a plant manager’s day, just say: “Production’s down because a motor failed.” Fortunately, such situations can usually be overcome with some relatively simple techniques and straightforward solutions […]

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August 1, 2014
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For On The Floor: Taking the Measure of Your Maintenance Team

Considering the many elements of a plant that are regularly measured by top maintenance crews, it’s interesting to learn from our Maintenance Technology Reader Panelists that measurement of the teams themselves is an inconsistent (sometimes even nonexistent) process. Similarly, recognition for superior team performance is minimal (and can be difficult to bestow upon a single […]

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August 1, 2014
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Forward Observations: Oil On the Tracks

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor If railroad tank cars carrying oil or volatile chemicals play a role in your operation—or even if they pass close to your plant—the time has come to view them as the potential safety hazards they are. A long-expected proposal from the Department of Transportation last month addresses the safety issue […]

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August 1, 2014
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Motor Decisions Matter: Good Repair Practices Preserve Efficiency & Budgets

By Jenna Overton, Industrial Program AssociateConsortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Just like a linchpin holds a wheel on an axle, repair-or-replace decisions are crucial to your motor-management plan. In some cases, it’s more cost-effective to repair a motor, even when a newer unit might be more efficient. Just because a motor has been repaired does […]

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July 21, 2014
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SKF Introduces Laser Vibrometer for Non-contact Vibration & Noise Measurement

SKF’s new MSL-7000 series laser vibrometer offers a non-contact means for measuring vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors and pumps. According to the manufacturer, direct integration of this new instrument into a production line also can create a real-time quality control system that measures structure-borne vibration in products with low noise/vibration requirements. The digital, single-unit laser […]

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July 18, 2014
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New Falcon Pd from Veyance Technologies Takes Synchronous-Belt Performance Higher

Veyance Technologies, exclusive manufacturer and marketer of Goodyear Engineered Products, says its recently released Falcon Pd is taking synchronous-belt performance to new heights. Designed to be almost maintenance-free, the Falcon Pd incorporates an advanced HNBR rubber compound that provides a quieter, cleaner drive with a higher-horsepower capacity (up to 36% more) and a higher-torque output on lower-speed applications than the previous generation Falcon product.

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