Archive | Predictive Maintenance

3:54 pm
November 25, 2015
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Schneider Electric Furthers IIoT Evolution

“The Industrial Internet of Things [IIoT] is an evolution, not a revolution,” was the lead statement at the Schneider Electric SPS Nuremberg show in Nuremberg, Germany, Nov. 24, 2015. To support that claim, Clemens Blum, Schneider’s executive vice president of industry business, referred to the description of a Schneider 1999 Computerworld Smithsonian Award that talked […]

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July 10, 2015
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Use These Keys to Achieve Effective Balancing

Looking for keys to successful dynamic balancing of your plant’s equipment? Use the following eight points from Ludeca Inc.’s (Doral, FL) Gary James. More important, include them as must-do elements in your balancing procedures. —Jane Alexander, Managing Editor — Inspect the equipment structure/mounts to make sure no cracks or loose bolts are present. — Confirm […]

2:52 pm
January 13, 2015
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Don’t Procrastinate, Innovate: ‘Data’ Should Not Be A Four-Letter Word

By Ken Bannister, CMRP, Contributing Editor As W. Edwards Deming once admonished us, “In God we trust, all others must bring data!” Today, we have plenty of ways to deliver such data. Thanks to advances in technology, we’ve seen a proliferation of inexpensive, data-hungry smart communication devices (i.e, phones, tablets and cameras) with the ability to […]

7:35 pm
December 1, 2014
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My Take: Connecting Your Enterprise — Leveraging the Internet of Things

By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor This month’s cover asks “What’s Trending Now?” My take is that the “Internet of Things (IoT)” is one of the hottest topics out there, especially among the suppliers of technologies for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Alas, among industrial end-users, the IoT may be one of the least understood trends. […]

7:06 pm
November 4, 2014
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Preventing Impending Equipment Failure Earlier

Advanced-pattern-recognition technology adds a powerful predictive component to your reliability toolbox. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Improving reliability metrics has long been among the top priorities of plants and other physical asset-intensive organizations. Plant managers, engineers and technicians continually work to ensure that equipment will efficiently operate for as long as safely possible. Proper maintenance […]

12:56 pm
November 4, 2014
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The Reliability-Driven Maintenance Organization

Getting there requires taking a close look at weaknesses and taking measurable steps to correct them. Here, a respected industry expert shares tips on how to become a high-performing operation. By Christer Idhammar Any plant maintenance department wants to be known as a cost-effective organization. For our purposes, “cost effective” means maintenance without waste: where […]

8:29 pm
July 8, 2014
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Two New Industrial Infrared Cameras Feature Wireless Connectivity and Easy Viewing

Fluke Corporation has expanded the Fluke Connect system with its new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras featuring wireless connectivity. According to the company, the  Ti90 and Ti95 deliver best-in-class image quality with up to 84% better spatial resolution (of handheld industrial infrared cameras priced $1000- $2000), thus allowing technicians to conduct infrared inspections from a safer distance without compromising […]

11:00 pm
July 1, 2014
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The 2013 NAME Award Winner: Redefining Excellence at Emergent BioSolutions

The Lansing, MI-based maker of the anthrax vaccine BioThrax tells how careful refinements of its already sophisticated maintenance operation brought them the coveted win. By Rick Carter, Executive Editor References to “customer service” are frequent at the Lansing, MI, campus of Emergent BioSolutions (EBS), Inc., winner of the 2013 NAME (North American Maintenance Excellence) Award. […]