4 Tips to Help Avoid Soft Foot in Your Machines

July 18, 2017

Soft foot can severely affect the operating condition of a machine, which will undoubtedly shorten its life expectancy. Here are a few simple tips to help avoid soft foot in your machines: Eliminate rust, dirt and any other contamination from the contact surfaces of the machine feet, shims and frame or foundation. Never insert more […]






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A Lubrication Condition or a Mechanical Condition?

July 11, 2017

When monitoring your bearing lubrication with ultrasound, it is important to watch for very high values in your condition indicators (total RMS and Peak values). After applying grease, both values should decrease proportionately. This is a sign the bearing was under-lubricated. If the total RMS value lowers and the peak value stays relatively the same, […]






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Are You Wasting Time and Money on Quick Repairs?

June 13, 2017
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Comments that I have heard in all types of industry are “We always have the time or money to do the repair over, but never time or money to do it right”.  Many times when equipment fails there is an incredible rush to get the machine back online due to some production requirement. This usually […]






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5 Key Things to Consider when Using Ultrasound to Find Electrical Faults

April 18, 2017

Most electrical cabinets are not hermetically sealed. Scan your ultrasound detector around the panel sides and ventholes to detect discharges like arcing, tracking, and corona. Not all electrical discharge faults produce heat. Use ultrasound solutions to hear what your infrared camera cannot see. Electrical discharge activity is amplified by high humidity. When performing ultrasonic scans […]






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12 Top Reasons for using Precision Laser Alignment

March 28, 2017

Reposted from EASY-LASER® blog FAST AND ACCURATE Laser alignment can be done ten times faster and much more accurately compared than with dial gauges or straight edge methods (depending on the user’s skill). A dial setup will not measure down to 0.001 mm – but a laser can! QUICK TO SET UP, EASY TO USE […]






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