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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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  • CEMA Shaft Seal

    The AM CEMA shaft seal, for CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) screw conveyors uses a positive air- or inert gas-purge, to provide a non-contacting and non-wearing seal, reportedly lasting the lifetime of the equipment. The barrier between the shaft and seal eliminates product leakage and process contamination. The device has no wearing parts, requiring minimal […]

  • Safety Relay Modules

    Dold UH6932 speed monitor relay modules have two PNP or NPN sensor inputs and two N.O. positively driven and two semiconductor monitoring outputs. The Dold UH6937 frequency-monitoring relay modules require no external sensors and provide two N.O. positively driven and two semiconductor outputs for monitoring. The relays provide overspeed, under speed, and/or standstill detection for […]

  • High-Performance Drive

    The GA800 variable-speed drive is said to provide a combination of power, ease of use, flexibility, and performance. Designed to control traditional and emerging motor technologies through 600 HP, the drive handles applications ranging from simple fans and pumps to high-performance test dynamometers requiring precise regulation. The unit provides highly flexible network communications, embedded functional […]

  • ECM Motor for Furnace Applications

    The Genteq Ensite motor is an electronically commutated motor (ECM) for furnace applications. It complies with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fan Energy Rating (FER) regulatory requirements that take effect in July 2019. The motor features advanced Blak Box motor diagnostics technology, Electrand wand compatibility, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities that provide Internet of […]

  • Pump Condition-Monitoring Device

    The IN-1000 condition-monitoring device, for pumps in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive chemical engineering applications, accommodates one master and as many as 10 satellite modules/network. Built-in features include a two-level warning and alarm system, logging of sensor data, and remote monitoring with a smartphone app. It is available with ATEX certification for use in EX […]

  • Enhanced Ground Tester

    The DET2/3 earth/ground resistance tester includes an optional test lead reel that is said to dramatically reduce time and frustration for the operator. Designed to test communications and ground systems, the tester has a graphic display for better data analysis, excellent error detection capabilities, and a range of test frequencies to ensure noise protection. With […]

  • Air-Cooled Compressors

    The Ultima U75-160 series compressors are air cooled, oil free, and can be used for air and water cooling. Using heat recovery for process water heating, the unit reportedly allows collection and recovery for as much as 98% of generated heat. Gardner DenverQuincy, ILgardnerdenver.com

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