Overcoming Lack of Space with the Right Brackets for Shaft Alignment

May 26, 2015

Surprisingly, often on larger machines like gas turbines and diesel engines coupled to generators or compressors there is less space to mount your brackets than on small machines. The large size of couplings and shafts frequently means that there is very radial clearance the OD of the coupling hub to provide line of sight, or […]

Successful Project with WEARSCANNER particle counter at Pumping Station

May 19, 2015

A facility just replaced several 1, 000 HP slurry pumps with a massive 4,  000 HP slurry pump at a pumping station. As part of this project, Ludeca supplied a WEARSCANNER particle counter that is installed on the oil return line just before the filter. This system reports partials per minute for different particle ranges […]

3 Simple Suggestions to Prevent Machinery Component Wear and Corrosion

May 12, 2015

Machine components are susceptible to premature wear and corrosion due in part to the harsh environments they are placed in. To combat this, here are a few suggestions to keep your machines running: Proper lubrication Always make sure the movable components in the machine are getting the lubrication they need. Lubrication not only keeps parts […]

How can you Benefit from a Wireless Solution for an Online Condition Monitoring System

May 5, 2015

Today’s world class maintenance departments require data collection on a consistent and periodic basis to guarantee that the assets in a plant operate efficiently and reliably. Online vibration monitoring actively monitors the health of critical assets for potential failure conditions. This will yield great results by identifying potential failure conditions for repair before unwanted downtime […]

Where Have All the Bearing Scrapers Gone? Finding Skilled Craftspeople in the Post Baby Boomer World

May 5, 2015

A paper titled The Surprisingly Swift Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment by Justin Pierce suggests that the sharp decline in US manufacturing jobs is a result of imports from China. Regardless of the cause, it is a fact that US manufacturing has declined over the past several years. Along with the decline in jobs, there […]