An award-winning Vibration Journey, TransAlta at #IMC2011

December 27, 2011

TransAlta from Alberta, Canada won Uptime Magazine’s Best Vibration Analysis Program. Their Vibration Journey started when due to distance and the high costs of using a contractor, they moved away from outsourcing their vibration analysis services to a full time in-house vibration analyst. During the implementation and mentoring period, and in spite of the business […]

10 things we learned at #IMC2011 about Asset Health Management from Domtar Espanola

December 19, 2011

Domtar Espanola from Ontario, Canada won Uptime Magazine’s Best Asset Health Management Program. Their goal was “Go from Reactive Maintenance to Proactive”. To achieve this goal, they put together a plan including several proactive actions and PdM technologies integrated with an Asset Performance Management Software which allow them to closely monitor equipment health. Kim Hunt […]

What do you want under your Christmas tree? Happy Holidays from the Ludeca Family

December 15, 2011

 MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST COME TRUE… Count on us to help make your Christmas wishes a reality and achieve your maintenance and reliability goals. As we celebrate this Holiday Season, we appreciate your business and would like to thank you for your valued friendship and wish you all the very best for 2012. We […]

Calculation of Unknown Bearing Types in your Equipment

December 7, 2011

Knowing the exact bearing information for your equipment can make bearing defect analysis much easier.  However, it may not always be possible to acquire the bearing information for your equipment.  This can make it difficult to determine the bearing fault frequencies for correct analysis. It is possible to remember easy formulas to calculate the approximate […]

Shaft Alignment, Soft Foot & Energy Savings

December 5, 2011

“Does misalignment waste energy?” is a question often asked. The answer, emphatically, is yes! General Motors Corporation and Ludeca Inc. performed and published a study on this issue in 1993 which showed conclusively that energy savings (Real Power savings) of 2.3 percent could be obtained on loaded machines. On unloaded machines, the savings ranged as […]

LEVALIGN EXPERT won 1st place in Pumps&Systems Product Innovation of the Year competition

December 1, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE: New Product Revolutionizes Flatness Measurements The LEVALIGN EXPERT Flatness and Leveling Measuring System with Automatic Rotating Laser has won 1st place in Pumps & Systems Product Innovation of the Year competition. The winners, finalists and honorable mentions were chosen by the magazine’s editorial advisory board. “This year’s winner is LUDECA, Inc. LUDECA’s LEVALIGN […]