By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor If you cannot make Total Productive Maintenance work in your plant, you will surely struggle with the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an organization-wide process for improving equipment effectiveness that was taken from the heart of what we now know as the “Toyota Production System” […]
Emerson Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has announced the launch of a new torque-amplification-analysis program. Focused on precisely measuring the true torque loads and vibration frequencies experienced by rolling mill drives, it’s part of Emerson’s efforts to help mills process tougher alloys, increase output with thicker slabs or higher speeds, protect against cold-end slabsand mitigate torsional vibration. Developed […]
AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol. Through its embedded Ethernet port, the P3-550 CPU can support EtherNet/IP configurable as a Scanner or Adapter (or both simultaneously). The P3-550 CPU can communicate to devices using either Explicit messaging or Implicit “I/O” messaging methods. These two common implementations offer access to […]
Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has introduced a program for restoring used high-performance couplings to like-new condition, certified to API 671, with a full original factory warranty. Aimed at high-speed (>1,800 rpm) couplings used on turbomachinery, compressors, pumps and marine drivetrains, the Kop-Flex recertification program offers an attractive alternative to replacement of a coupling, […]
BinMaster introduces the Flow Detect 2000, a reliable, non-intrusive instrument for the detection of solids flow or no flow in various applications in the material handling industry. It prevents downtime caused by blockage, conveyors running empty, no material flow to-and-from a process, or loose slide gates that can cause production loss and equipment failure. This […]
Teamwork helped Consolidated Container Company’s Berwick, PA, plant quickly bounce back after a devastating fire sparked by power surge in a bus duct. In the process, some important lessons were learned.
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (Altra) has announced the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Inc. Founded in 1941 and based in Michigan City, IN, Guardian manufactures a wide range of products including shaft couplings, motion control couplings, flywheel couplings, hydraulic pump drives, compressor drives and PTO shafts and bearing supports. The company has a dedicated workforce of 47 people and […]
Emerson Industrial’s Power Transmission Solutions group has introduced the first online tool for tracking location, life history and latest-revision drawings and installation instructions for all critical drivetrain couplings owned by its customers, whether the units are installed or in spares inventory. Developed by Emerson’s Kop-Flex business unit, the Web-based tool, known as the Asset Management Program (AMP) for couplings (Coupling […]