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8:12 pm
December 17, 2015
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Answer Five Questions Before Printing MRO Parts

Creating a replacement part with a 3D printer may seem like the best solution, but basic due-diligence may reveal a better approach. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor So your maintenance department finally has its own 3D printer. Congratulations. Now what? Former manufacturing executive Andy Urda calls this technology the future of maintenance. That may be so, but […]


9:40 pm
February 17, 2015
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Mining Gold From 21st Century Storerooms

Operating your MRO storeroom as a business unit can yield a wealth of cost-saving opportunities. Advanced technologies coupled with today’s best practices play a key role. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor with Wally Wilson, CMRP, CPIM, Life Cycle Engineering Countless storerooms continue to rely on the same types of inventory-management practices, warehouse racking and material-handling systems that were used […]


8:47 pm
June 19, 2014
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Des-Case Acquires ESCO Oil Sight Glass Portfolio

Nashville, TN-based Des-Case Corp. has purchased the visual-oil-analysis line of  ESCO Products, Inc., the well-known Texas manufacturer of oil sight glasses and level-monitoring technologies and distributor of Copaltite and Dow Corning products. The acquired portfolio includes ESCO’s 3-D BullsEye Viewport, oil sight glasses, indicators and level monitors. Headquartered in Houston, family owned and operated ESCO has been in business for nearly 50 years. Its visual-oil-analysis product […]


5:02 pm
June 13, 2014
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Axial Excluder Seal Protects Wind-Turbine Bearings from Debris and Contaminants

SKF has introduced an axial excluder seal that offers a high-performance alternative to conventional rubber seals for protecting the main shaft bearings on wind turbines. According to the manufacturer, as an advanced first line of defense against any debris or contaminants the wind carries, this new seal  can help operators reduce the risks of bearing failures and associated costs of downtime, repair and lost […]


3:58 am
June 9, 2014
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Compact-Footprint, Refrigerated Dryers for Rotary Compressors Offer Simplified Maintenance

Kaeser Compressors has released a new line of refrigerated dryers for use with rotary compressors up to 40 hp. The Kryosec TAH-TCH series can handle flows from 12 – 159 cfm. Incorporating copper-brazed stainless steel plate heat exchangers, they  provide drying at ambient temperatures up to 122 F. The units’ air-to-air and air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers are combined with […]


4:03 pm
June 3, 2014
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Milwaukee Tool Acquires Wisconsin-Based Empire Level Business

Milwaukee Tool has announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, WI. Empire has been a leading designer and innovator of accurate and durable layout and measuring tools for over 90 years.Its industry firsts include the Monovial, the Torpedo Level, the Magnetic Level and, most recently, the TrueBlue product line. The company employs approximately 160 people at its […]


5:43 pm
May 28, 2014
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Rejuvenation Process Gives New Life to Aging Industrial Power Cables

According to Novinium, its environmentally friendly Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR) technology can restore aging power cables to like-new performance for significantly less than it would cost to replace them. Cable rejuvenation involves the injection of a healing and upgrading fluid into the strands of medium-voltage power cable to repair and extend its life. In the SPR process, […]


7:54 pm
May 27, 2014
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Safer, Faster, Easier Flange Maintenance

According to Equalizer USA,  its patented flange-spreading tools can be used with all flange-joint types, even those with no access gaps between them. The company says its new Equalizer SWi product range can make activities associated with flange maintenance in a plant safer, more efficient and more cost-effective than in the past. Products in the SWI line are shorter and lighter than […]