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9:54 pm
July 1, 2014
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Good To Go: Workforce Mobility Roundup

Enabling technologies let today’s workers do their jobs effectively from anywhere. It’s a capability industry could only dream of in the past. By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor In fast-paced maintenance environments, what’s really trending now is anything “mobile” that helps personnel do their jobs correctly, efficiently and, as required, from any place at any time. The […]


4:17 pm
June 23, 2014
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Easy-to-Use Voltage/Continuity Testers Boost Troubleshooter Accuracy on Electrical Systems

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its Test & Measurement portfolio with two new Auto Voltage/Continuity Testers. Combining the simplicity of a traditional voltage/continuity tester with the digital read-out capabilities of higher-functionality meters, they let users accurately troubleshoot common electrical issues with ease in increasingly diverse electrical systems. According to the manufacturer, while traditional testers only indicate broad voltage ranges that mask electrical issues […]


8:50 pm
June 20, 2014
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Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines Goes Digital

Meriam Process Technologies’ PIT5000 Pipeline Integrity Tester  replaces the deadweight and chart recorders that have typically been part of the hydrostatic testing landscape. The product’s real-time data-collection and alarm capabilities improve upon the traditional labor-intensive pen and paper method by automating the process and, in turn, helping speed response to critical conditions. According to the manufacturer, the PIT5000 does the work for the operator. Once a test is completed, a printed report […]


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 […]


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 […]


3:16 pm
May 12, 2014
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Reading and Sharing Measurements Anywhere

Last week a group visited the Maintenance Technology offices in the Chicago area from Fluke in order to introduce us to a new product—FlukeConnect. FlukeConnect combines many trends occurring in industry and consumer technology. These trends include smaller, mobile devices and leveraging the “cloud” or data anywhere. It also enables improved collaboration for problem solving […]