Simple Ultrasound Condition Indicators for Lube Techs

January 31, 2017

The basic concept of CBM (Condition Based Maintenance) is to monitor the condition (CM) of a machine over time and use conditional data to predict the need for maintenance to take action (PdM). Let’s apply this concept to re-lubrication of rolling element bearings. Using an SDT ultrasound instrument (simple or advanced), lube-techs collect data which […]

Parallel-align Rolls with Easy-Laser E970 System for Reliability

January 24, 2017

The Easy-Laser E970 laser roll alignment system is a well-established product proven to be effective in many parallel roll alignment applications such as in printing presses, steel, aluminum and paper mills. We recently completed a roll alignment at a stainless steel roll slitting facility. Setting the system up was fast and easy, from establishing a […]

Pedro Casanova awarded the ESGR's Patriot Award

January 17, 2017

Last week, Pedro Casanova, our Alignment Division Manager, was the recipient of the ESGR’s Patriot Award. He was ceremoniously presented the award by Mr. Tom Green, Vice-Chairman from the Miami-Dade Florida Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Patriot Award is given to exceptional supervisors of US Guard and Reserve members. These supervisors […]

Complementary Condition Monitoring Boosts Reliability

January 10, 2017

As Published by COMPRESSORtech2 Magazine October 2016 issue by Karl Hoffower – Condition Monitoring and Reliability Expert for Failure Prevention Associates Combining ultrasound and vibration sensing adds precision to recip valve analyses Over the past decade, ultrasonic condition monitoring of reciprocal compressor valves has become more widely known. However, it does not seem to be widely used. Ultrasonic testing measures high-frequency sound waves, […]

Do No Harm in 2017! The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability

January 3, 2017

As Published by Uptime Magazine December/ January 2017 issue Do No Harm: The Hippocratic Oath Applied to Reliability The Greek physician Hippocrates (c.460 BC – c.370 BC) is credited with an oath that was meant to provide certain ethical standards a physician was to uphold. While maintenance is not of the magnitude as being a […]