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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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  • Improve Through Culture Change

    When I visit and/or assess plants, the largest roadblock to improvement that I encounter continues to be a need to improve culture. When enterprises experience success in this area, it usually comes from one of two paths: • communicating a clear, understandable vision that is believable and carries easily identified benefits • dissatisfaction that people […]

  • Find Competitive Advantage With Asset Management

    By Drew D. Troyer, CRE, CMRP, Contributing Editor Most people think of reliable asset management as maintenance. This is natural. How many, though, also think of it as an opportunity to create a competitive advantage? Let’s explore.  Some years back, researchers Robert H. Hayes and Steven C. Wheelwright created a model showing how operational excellence […]

  • Asset Management: Evolution to Revolution

    Q: Asset management is changing rapidly. Where is it all headed? A: Maintenance and reliability concepts have been evolving for a long time with increasing complexity and capabilities. This is further complicated by global competition, the high number of trades/technicians leaving the workforce, changing business dynamics, and the ongoing need to improve culture.

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  • Weld inspection

    The AxSEAM scanner provides inspection of long seam welds. Along with the OmniScan X3 flaw detector, the scanner is part of the company’s portable phased-array, ultrasonic-testing inspection solutions targeting longitudinal weld inspection on pipes and pressure vessels. The scanner uses toolless probe holders and dome-shaped wheels to allow single-operator use. ScanDeck LED indicators alert the […]

  • Gain Control Of MRO Inventory

    Lack of effective and sustained parts management has a negative impact on your production planning and scheduling.

  • Contact-tracing solution

    Proximity Trace provides proximity distancing alerts and contact tracing through a wearable device for workers. Devices are affixed to a hard hat or worn on the body with a lanyard and emit a progressively louder alarm, alerting workers when they are too close to each other. The alarm can also serve to change behaviors by […]

  • Fugitive emission-control unit

    A fugitive emission-control unit is said to eliminate harmful emissions exiting from analyzers and GC vents to meet environmental compliance while avoiding the need for gas flaring associated with air contamination. Through a catalytic combustion process, the product oxidizes the vented sample, converting hydrocarbons to CO2 and water vapor, while maintaining a stable outlet vent […]

  • Edge-sealing compound

    Flex-Tred edge-sealing compound contains no VOCs. A one-part elastomeric sealant, the product is applied by squeeze tube to seal the company’s anti-slip tape to a range of surfaces. The reportedly fast-drying product can be applied to metals, including galvanized, wood, particleboard, plywood, EPDM and other types of rubber, thrermoplastics, thermoset plastics, fiberglass, concrete, masonry, and […]

  • Oil and gas flow measurement

    Bedrock OSA secure automation platform provides full integration of flow computer functionality into the platform. The OSA +Flow family embeds Flow-Cal measurement applications into the high performance, security, and reported simplicity of the software. The software has been incorporated across all controllers providing scalability for PLC, RTU, or DCS flow-control requirements at custody transfer stations, […]

  • Rectangular Photoelectric Sensors

    Wenglor rectangular 50 x 50 x 20-mm photoelectric sensors include diffuse with background suppression, retroreflective, retroreflective for transparent objects, and through-beam models. Sensing ranges vary from 1,200 mm for background-suppression sensors to 20 m for through-beam models. With the standard 50-mm x 50-mm housings, the sensors provide long range and small spot diameter, simple potentiometer […]

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