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3:54 pm
May 29, 2015
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Mobile Data Collection and Reporting Reduces Railway-Track Downtime

LORAM turns to a remote-monitoring software solution from Rockwell Automation and Microsoft to streamline crucial track-maintenance activities. Increased railway volume in the past few years has brought the importance of track uptime into greater focus for many operations. Tracks can be among the most costly assets that railway companies manage. Extensive downtime, planned or otherwise, is not an option in […]

1:06 pm
May 19, 2015
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Field-Mounted CSI 3000 Machinery Health Monitor from Emerson Process Management Improves Safety and Availability of More Rotating Assets

Emerson Process Management (Emerson) has introduced the CSI 3000 Machinery Health Monitor, a compact, field-mounted, dual-channel protection system for pumps, compressors, centrifuges, blowers, and generators. According to the manufacturer, the CSI 3000 delivers protection data in the types of situations where a standard rack-based system can’t fit or isn’t cost-effective. The CSI 3000 measures shaft vibration, bearing vibration, position, […]

1:50 pm
May 1, 2015
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate: Maintaining to the Weakest Link, Part 1 — Weakness as a Desired State

By Ken Bannister, CMRP, Contributing Editor Remember the television game show Weakest Link? Its authoritarian host Anne Robinson specialized in shaming failing contestants with the words, “You are the weakest link, goodbye!” Unlike the TV show, which is designed to provoke disharmony among team members and negatively exploit the knowledge gaps of its contestants, the asset-management world […]

1:22 pm
May 1, 2015
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The Psychology Of Successful Maintenance and Reliability Programs

Value-added opportunities to learn from the success of other industry pros don’t come along everyday. Grab them when you can, starting this June at the Mainstream Conference in Denver. Here’s what Joe Park of Novelis will be talking about. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Joe Park is a busy man. The Global Director of Reliability […]

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 […]

8:05 pm
April 10, 2015
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Release of LOAMS 2.0 Lube Software Sets Stage for Global Expansion of Oil Condition Monitoring Services by Analysts, Inc.’s Parent Bureau Veritas

Analysts, Inc., has released version 2.0 of its Lube Oil Analysis Management System (LOAMS). The new software appears to provide a platform for an aggressive global expansion of oil condition monitoring (OCM) services by the company’s parent, Bureau Veritas. This latest LOAMS software release enhances the application’s sample and equipment management features and expands data mining functionality. Additional updates include […]

9:47 pm
April 9, 2015
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Dreisilker Electric Motors Partners with Howard Penrose to Advance the State of Motor Repair

Dreisilker Electric Motors (Dreisilker) has entered into a strategic partnership with noted industry expert Howard Penrose and his Success By Design Consulting service to advance the state of electric motor repair by focusing on increased equipment uptime, improved reliability and reduced energy consumption. The terms of the agreement, which became effective earlier this month, call for Dr. […]

10:07 pm
April 8, 2015
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ABB Opens New Automation and Power Service Facility Near Lake Charles, LA

ABB has opened a service office near Lake Charles, LA. The move is the most recent in the company’s ongoing strategy of establishing local resources to serve its customer base in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, a major hub for energy, oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical operations. Located at 2492 South Cities Service Highway, in Calcasieu Parish (Sulphur, […]