Creating reliable steam systems with ultrasound

July 26, 2016

July 2016 – Flow Control Magazine Maintaining the health of the assets that make up a steam system brings benefits that are measured by cost reduction, improved product quality and decreased risk to safety. When employees undertake a project that delivers on goals like these, a fourth win is returned by default — improved reliability […]

LUDECA enhances Repair Service Center

July 20, 2016

To further enhance our Repair Center capabilities, we have made significant investments installing new ESD flooring and ceilings to the first and second floors of the facility. In addition, new calibration and repair systems have been added and all of our expert technicians have undergone further intensive training and are now outfitted with new ESD protective gear. […]

Using SDT’s Ultrasonic Condition Indicators for Defect Identification

July 19, 2016

Today’s more evolved ultrasound data collectors present results that take reliability practitioners beyond the single decibel. Using only an overall dB value may indicate something inside the machine has changed since last readings were taken. But it provides no additional insight to determine what type of defect may be present. Moreover, a single dB only […]

Are your reliability KPI’s tricking you?

July 12, 2016

The maintenance and reliability world is filled with key performance indicators (KPIs).  Properly tracking KPIs can be challenging due to difficulties in obtaining accurate data and the time required to obtain them.  The key is to pick KPIs that will help you identify and drive the behavior that you need to change right now. As […]

Solving a super-precision lathe accuracy problem with Easy-Laser E940 Machine Tool measurement system

July 5, 2016

Problem: The machine shop of the engineering department of a prestigious Florida university wanted to identify the source of error in their tool room lathe. They had previously observed that when working pieces further away from the spindle chuck, there was an appreciable deviation in accuracy compared with close-to-the-spindle work. The machine shop instructor suspected […]