Parallel-align Rolls with Easy-Laser E970 System for Reliability

January 24, 2017

The Easy-Laser E970 laser roll alignment system is a well-established product proven to be effective in many parallel roll alignment applications such as in printing presses, steel, aluminum and paper mills. We recently completed a roll alignment at a stainless steel roll slitting facility. Setting the system up was fast and easy, from establishing a […]






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Complementary Condition Monitoring Boosts Reliability

January 10, 2017

As Published by COMPRESSORtech2 Magazine October 2016 issue by Karl Hoffower – Condition Monitoring and Reliability Expert for Failure Prevention Associates Combining ultrasound and vibration sensing adds precision to recip valve analyses Over the past decade, ultrasonic condition monitoring of reciprocal compressor valves has become more widely known. However, it does not seem to be widely used. Ultrasonic testing measures high-frequency sound waves, […]






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Do No Harm in 2017! The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability

January 3, 2017

As Published by Uptime Magazine December/ January 2017 issue Do No Harm: The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability The Greek physician Hippocrates (c.460 BC – c.370 BC) is credited with an oath that was meant to provide certain ethical standards a physician was to uphold. While maintenance is not of the magnitude as being a […]






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Aligning the bar feed on an automatic lathe: A case study using the Easy-Laser® E940 Machine Tool system

December 6, 2016

Recently, I&E Central (along with a service partner) used the Easy-Laser E940 Machine Tool system to perform alignment on an automatic lathe similar to the photo above. The lathe has an automatic feeder for 20’ sections of tube stock which are supported alternately by V-rollers, and then clamped by “steady rests” while being machined. The […]






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Reliability, A Holistic Effort

August 23, 2016

As Published by Uptime Magazine August / September 2016 issue The foundation of any great reliability effort is the reliability culture within the organization that sustains it. Everybody within the organization must be aligned with its ultimate goals and mission for the reliability effort to succeed. Therefore, the mission and values must be clearly communicated, with […]






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