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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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June 5, 2014
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All-in-One Condition-Monitoring Solution for Rotating and Reciprocating Equipment

According to Machine Saver, its patent-pending VTB product offers operations an all-in-one/one-size-fits-all condition-monitoring solution for rotating and reciprocating equipment. Designed to monitor ball bearings, roller bearings and gear conditions, this recently introduced digital triaxial accelerometer and temperature sensor can interface with a DCS, PLC or SCADA, or function as a standalone machine-protection monitor. The VTB provides overall vibration […]

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June 3, 2014
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Honeywell Launches New Range of SmartLine Temperature Transmitters

Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new range of SmartLine industrial temperature transmitters aimed at improving overall plant and personnel efficiency, even in harsh, noisy process environments. Part of the company’s SmartLine field-instrument portfolio, these products incorporate a number of efficiency-enhancing features, including advanced displays capable of showing process data in graphical formats and communicating messages from the control room. According to the manufacturer, […]

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May 28, 2014
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Vibration Monitoring: More Affordable Options, But Analysis Makes it Work

Vibration monitoring is finding wider use through the growing range of smart, affordable mobile devices, but accurate analysis remains a key factor for success. By  Rick Carter, Executive Editor See or hear a piece of rotating equipment vibrate abnormally, and the solution is obvious: shut it down, find the cause and fix it. In the […]

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