Defining a Reliability Engineer

July 25, 2017

In order to determine what a Reliability Engineer should be, we must first look at the definition of Reliability.  Reliability can be defined as the probability that a device, system or process will continue to perform its given function without failure for a known time in a known environment.  Based upon this, the role of […]

4 Tips to Help Avoid Soft Foot in Your Machines

July 18, 2017

Soft foot can severely affect the operating condition of a machine, which will undoubtedly shorten its life expectancy. Here are a few simple tips to help avoid soft foot in your machines: Eliminate rust, dirt and any other contamination from the contact surfaces of the machine feet, shims and frame or foundation. Never insert more […]

A Lubrication Condition or a Mechanical Condition?

July 11, 2017

When monitoring your bearing lubrication with ultrasound, it is important to watch for very high values in your condition indicators (total RMS and Peak values). After applying grease, both values should decrease proportionately. This is a sign the bearing was under-lubricated. If the total RMS value lowers and the peak value stays relatively the same, […]

What Customers are Saying about our Shaft Alignment Fundamentals Wall Chart

July 5, 2017

I have had the opportunity to see, first hand, the improvement in the quality of alignments our Tradesmen have been able to achieve and I attribute it to the availability of the wall charts received from LUDECA as the main reason. There isn’t much that the charts don’t cover but, it’s the references to thermal growth […]