• Special-Edition Podcasts From The SMRP Conference

    The 2020 SMRP Annual Conference will be held virtually this year, from Oct. 19 to 21. EP editorial director Gary Parr recently sat down with several of the exhibitors, discussing a variety of topics in these special-edition podcasts.   L.J. Andreuzzi, North American Business Development Manager for the Henkel’s Loctite brand, Rocky Hill, CT, describes […]

  • Featured Podcast: Maintenance Benefits as Digital Transformation Accelerates

    Maintenance teams are finding themselves in the middle of a major shift toward digitalization of work processes. Brad Budde, Vice President, Digital at Emerson Automation Solutions, discusses how digital tools and content can be used to help maintenance teams identify, plan, and execute work in ways that improve key performance measures such as maintenance speed […]

  • Select the Right SCADA System

    For many automated-manufacturing facilities, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems are an essential component for monitoring and controlling equipment and processes. SCADA systems gather and process data from networked devices and sensors to provide operators with an overview of their production process and equipment status. While SCADA is used for similar purposes across varying […]


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Each month we talk with maintenance and technology professionals about their views and pressing problems on the factory floor.

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  • Laser System Assures Pump Efficiency

    LevAlign Expert system provides simple accurate measurement of vertical-pump tolerances. For 10 years, 56 vertical utility pumps operated continuously and without incident at one of the world’s largest chemical companies, located in Germany. After almost 100,000 operating hours in that span, it was necessary to conduct thorough, detailed asset maintenance. Two of the vertical pumps […]

  • Move from Reactive to Proactive

    By Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Univ. of Tennessee Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) More than half of the facilities/factories in North America still rely on reactive maintenance as their overall maintenance strategy. For decades, evidence has demonstrated the greater benefits of performing proactive maintenance. So much so, that the PdM/CBM framework makes the old way […]

  • Become A Change Agent

    To develop and maintain a competitive position in any industry requires the ability to implement change and gain and maintain workforce support along the way.

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  • Location-awareness system

    Location Awareness is part of the Plantweb digital ecosystem that advances industrial safety to protect employees at refineries, chemical plants, and oil and gas platforms. The wireless personnel-location system offers companies an enhanced option to protect their most important asset—workers. Used for safety mustering and man-down events, the system gives managers a snapshot of employee […]

  • Atomizing Spray Nozzle

    The 1/4 NPT FullStream liquid atomizing spray nozzle provides a full cone spray pattern for pressurized liquids. The tangential-flow design is vaneless, creating internal features to resist clogging while producing a uniform distribution in a round pattern with medium to large droplets. Right-angle design is compact and operates to 100 psig liquid pressure. The nozzles […]

  • Connected filtration service

    The iCue connected filtration service aids in getting ahead of potential dust-collection maintenance issues in a facility before they become disruptive. With real-time performance monitoring alerts and automated reporting capabilities, the iCue service helps users optimize collector efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime, and track compliance data. Donaldson Co. Minneapolis donaldson.com

  • Maintenance status app

    The Smartenance app, for smart phone, tablet, or desktop, connects maintenance plans and activity status. The vendor-neutral app uses a mobile maintenance calendar as an app for smartphone and tablets on the shop floor and a desktop web-browser interface for managing and documenting maintenance tasks in the office. The app is said to be simple, […]

  • Integrated AI

    Augmented reality (AR) technology is part of the Plantweb Optics asset-performance platform. The system provides enhanced access to real-time diagnostics and analytics and live remote assistance to workers maintaining and optimizing plant equipment. The software leverages artificial intelligence, machine-learning analytics, and data contextualization to add real-time visibility to plant reliability and operational performance. Unlike standalone […]

  • Air compressors

    A line of electric single-stage, horizontal-tank stationary air compressors includes 16 single-stage belt-driven models with cast-iron compressor pumps and powder-coated, ASME certified tanks. The largest models use 60- or 80-gal. tanks and provide 5 hp while displacing 27.8 or 28.7 cfm at 125 psi. Magnetic starters are standard on the larger units. Several horsepower and […]

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