Symptom: “As a greaser for an auto part manufacturer, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of replaced fractional and low-horsepower motors I now have to grease. Most of the replacement ‘offshore’ motors all have grease nipples, but they don’t seem to last as long as the ones without nipples. Any suggestions for grease amount […]
Trouble-Free Brushless Motor & Control Family Baldor’s new family of BSM25C and BSM33C brushless motors offer the benefits of high torque and power in small packages, reduced maintenance and quiet operation. The new BMC series controls are simple to operate, as no programming is necessary; they provide a tight speed regulation better than 0.5% and […]
At the risk of stepping on someone’s nimble fingers, I’ll ask. Is Twitter helping today’s harder-working-than-ever capacity assurance professionals—that includes you—do your jobs?
Torque Certification Program Targets Wind Professionals To meet the needs of the growing global wind industry, Snap-on Industrial has launched a torque certification program, which explores torque theory and proper use and application of equipment. “The understanding and proper application of torque is a mission-critical element of a viable and sustainable wind-power industry in the […]
Maintain – To sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and process performanceMaintenance Department – A group of people assigned to sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and process performanceMaintenance Mechanic – A person with sufficient skills and knowledge to sustain or preserve a desired level of facility, equipment and […]
A cost-effective alernative to equipment teardown According to Chesterton, its patent-pending 33K split seal is not only quick to install and reliable, it has proven to outperform conventional lip seals. Its innovative split technology prevents penetration of external contaminants from entering the housing to provide excellent service in bearing and gearbox applications, among others. The […]
Now more than ever, many facility managers are feeling the pressure to reduce costs. Motor management is perhaps one of the easiest ways to start—and it can even save you money and help improve productivity. Motor management is a set of ongoing policies and practices based on life cycle costing and proactive planning. Many facilities […]
How green is your maintenance operation? That’s what we wanted to learn from Panelists this month. We requested them to “briefly describe one ‘green’ activity recently implemented by their department, and tell how effective it has been.” I expected a flood of answers. I received a trickle.