Induction Heating vs. Conventional Methods to Properly Mount Bearings and other Workpieces

October 17, 2017

It seems that every maintenance department has a hard time installing bearings because of the problems inherent in conventional heating methods. Applying care, good technique and heating methods is better. Over 90% of rotating equipment has defects at startup that can result in equipment failure. One reason bearing installation is often a herculean task is […]






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How Often Should Condition Monitoring Measurements Be Taken?

October 10, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #2 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) How do you decide how often measurements should be taken? Regardless of the condition monitoring technology, you must decide how often measurements will be taken. At one extreme, it could be a permanent monitoring system that takes […]






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Don’t let Hercules install your equipment bearings!

October 3, 2017

It seems that every maintenance department has at least one Hercules that uses more muscle than technique to complete maintenance activities.  Brute force and strength are occasionally required to complete a task.  Having Hercules around is important when those moments arise. However,  applying care and good technique are usually better. Over 90% of rotating equipment […]






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Rotor Balancing Expert Tip

September 20, 2017

Guest Post by Bob Dunn from I&E Central, Inc. A customer was having difficulty balancing the rotor shown above. They had made multiple corrections, some contradictory, and were worse than when they started. In that this is on a shop stand and controlled conditions, something was not right. Looking at the photo, I saw a […]






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Which Condition Monitoring Technologies Should You Use?

September 12, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #1 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) How do you decide which condition monitoring technologies to use? There are many condition monitoring technologies that we could employ. And within each technology there are sub-technologies. For example, within vibration analysis we can use high frequency […]






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