6 Things You Need To Know About Air Leaks

May 30, 2017

Compressed air is one of the three highest cost utilities in use at your plant. It is also one of the least maintained in terms of system leaks. Leaks are expensive and wasteful, but most often ignored. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to reduce energy costs but finding them is not easy […]






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Has your Equipment Been Condemned to Death? Bearing Storage Part 2 of 2

May 23, 2017

Bearings are a critical part of the design and function of most mechanical equipment. The majority of bearings never reach their intended design life due to improper selection, storage and installation. Unfortunately, this results in compromised equipment operation, lost capacity and increased costs. Do not condemn your equipment to death through improper bearing storage practices. […]






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Has your Equipment Been Condemned to Death? Proper Lubrication Part 1 of 2

May 16, 2017

Lubricant received from suppliers has been shown statistically to contain high levels of contamination. Improper facility storage of that lubricant allows additional particle and moisture ingress. Improper dispensing of this lubricant introduces added contamination as well.  The accumulated water/moisture contamination causes the lubrication film to weaken and allows the rotating surfaces to move closer to […]






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The Importance of Measuring and Aligning Machine Tools for Precision Parts Manufacturing

May 9, 2017

Reposted from Easy-Laser® We had a little chat with Eskil Norberg at the company Maskincentrum, who has many years of experience from measuring and aligning machine tools for the manufacturing industry in Sweden. Why is measuring so important? Because you must be able to predict the level of precision you can achieve for manufactured parts, […]






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Ultrasound Provides Inspection Insight

May 2, 2017

On a recent plant visit, our solutions provider Bob Dunn with I&E Central, Inc. used the SDT 270 ultrasound instrument and a contact sensor to inspect and capture waveforms on a series of valves on an automated manufacturing machine. The results were a revelation! These valves open every 0.25 seconds and pass a brief pulse of air into the […]






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