Are you simply predicting failures or also identifying the causes of the failures?

April 30, 2012

Is your vibration analysis program or other Condition Monitoring technology simply predicting failures or also identifying the causes of the failures? Vibration analysis is a very useful tool for identifying failure modes in equipment. Bearing failures, unbalance, misalignment, belt issues and many other problems can be easily identified with vibration analysis. However, the value of vibration […]






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Detect, Diagnose and Confirm!

April 25, 2012

Most facilities have multiple Condition Monitoring technologies like vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, etc. However, most plants do not use these CM technologies to jointly identify, confirm and report equipment issues. Do not underestimate the value of using the results generated from these technologies together. Have you ever had a Maintenance Manager or other manager […]






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There is more to proper shimming of a machine for alignment than meets the eye —Download Best Practices

April 23, 2012

There is more to proper shimming of a machine for alignment than meets the eye. There are several things you should keep in mind and look out for. First and foremost, you should be using high quality precut slotted stainless steel shims, such as Lawton Precut SS-304 Shims. If you think cutting your own shims […]






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Calculations of Bearing Defect Frequencies made easy —download our Normalized Bearing File now!

April 18, 2012

Fault frequency information is very important in vibration analysis and reliability efforts.  This information allows the analyst to correlate vibration data to specific components in the equipment that may be in some stage of failure. Correctly addressing these failure conditions will increase equipment reliability resulting in greater uptime, increased capacity, improved product quality, better safety, […]






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Tech Trends | Predictive Maintenance Technologies

April 16, 2012

iPURCHASE, A supplement from IMPO MAGAZINE • March 2012 Companies are attempting to operate leaner and more efficiently every day, with predictive maintenance still serving as a driving force. With a variety of tools on the market, there is something for every operation, large or small. There is so much technology available to manufacturers and […]






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