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Part I of IV… Justify Your Equipment Reliability Enhancements

You’ve heard it before. It’s important that engineers learn to speak in terms of dollars and cents. They’re often the only things accountants and managers seem to understand. This four-part series is designed to help you improve your “language” skills. True reliability professionals are known to be hard-workingand knowledgeable. But, they sometimes have difficulty quantifying […]

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Lubrication Challenge: Tackling The Skilled Trades Shortage

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor The next 10 years could be the most critical in North America’s industrial history. If you’ve been to a maintenance conference recently, you know the top concern is the skill trades shortage issue. The previous 15 years have seen the continued shrinking of what was once the world’s largest industrial engine—an […]

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Improving Predictive Maintenance Through Wear Debris Analysis

Treat your oil analysis laboratory as a real partner in the prevention of unexpected equipment shutdowns. Work closely with it to harness the power of the various predictive maintenance techniques that will keep your operations up and running profitably. The goal of every predictive maintenance tool is to provide an early-warning system before equipment failure—and […]

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Problem Solvers

Conveyor Idler Bearing Isolator Increases Reliability And Safety While Reducing Downtime And Power Consumption Inpro/Seal Company has announced its new Belt Conveyor Idler/Roller Bearing Isolator. The result of direct customer request, input and feedback, continuous R&D and extensive field testing and trials, this product was designed to increase productivity, save energy and increase safety in […]

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Boosting Your Bottom Line: When You Elect To Repair Rather Than Replace

Repair-or-replace decisions are a crucial part of a motor management plan. In previous columns, we’ve talked about using life-cycle costing to help guide these important decisions. We’ve also discussed the benefits of NEMA Premium motors when replacement is the best option. Sometimes, however, it is more cost-effective to repair a motor. In this case, it […]

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LMT News

BALDOR CONFIRMS PLANS TO ACQUIRE RELIANCE ELECTRIC Baldor Electric Company (Fort Smith,AR) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Reliance Electric Company (Greenville, SC) and certain of its affiliated companies (the “Power Systems business”) of Rockwell Automation, Inc. Rockwell had put Reliance (which markets its products under the Reliance Electric® […]

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