• SPONSORED: Connect your pressure measurement to the future

    The Cerabar and Deltabar pressure transmitters offer safety, reliability and IIoT connectivity for your plant. Cerabar and Deltabar can be configured and verified quickly and easily with the SmartBlue app via the Bluetooth® interface. Thanks to Heartbeat Technology, verification is completed in 15 seconds – without interrupting the process. The pressure gauges signal any anomalies […]

  • Extend Legacy Asset Lifespans

    Implementing Industry 4.0 technology on existing machinery contributes to overall operational sustainability. By Alexander Hill, Senseye Today, the most successful manufacturing organizations recognize that sustainability is not only good for business but is also integral to the way products are marketed, purchased, and operated. It should influence all decisions about engineering, operations, and maintenance, from […]

  • Use Broad Plan To Automate HMLV Plants

    Implementing digital transformation in a high-product-mix-with-lower-volumes environment must involve all facets of the system. By Aurelio Banda, Motion As we enter an era of highly adaptive environments, HMLV (high product mix with lower volumes) industries struggle with efficiency, flexibility, and control in production settings that are intrinsically complicated, messy, and substandard. Product manufacturers in these […]

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  • Extend Legacy Asset Lifespans

    Implementing Industry 4.0 technology on existing machinery contributes to overall operational sustainability. By Alexander Hill, Senseye Today, the most successful manufacturing organizations recognize that sustainability is not only good for business but is also integral to the way products are marketed, purchased, and operated. It should influence all decisions about engineering, operations, and maintenance, from […]

  • Can You Trust Your Sensor Output?

    Follow these tips to obtain accurate data and minimize maintenance costs. By Victor Viola, IMI Sensors, Industrial Division In the past decade, trending vibration parameters has become the most widely used technique for monitoring machinery health, and industrial accelerometers have become the workhorse in the predictive-maintenance market. Systems continue to evolve to accommodate modern manufacturing […]

  • Three Strategies To Improve Reliability

    Automating data collection for condition monitoring makes the most of new and existing technologies. By Drew Mackley, Emerson All plants strive to operate at peak safety and efficiency. As supply chains are disrupted, resources constrained, and experienced personnel become scarce, reliable operations become even more critical to achieving those goals. As a result, reliability teams […]

ON THE FLOOR

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

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  • Use CMMS To Improve Reliability

    More about people than machines, the power of a CMMS can help your organization experience major positive change. By John Bernet, Fluke Reliability The maintenance world has undergone a transformation for some time with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), yet many maintenance teams still face roadblocks to implementing a Reliability-Centered Maintenance plan. RCM embraces […]

  • Can You Trust Your Sensor Output?

    Follow these tips to obtain accurate data and minimize maintenance costs. By Victor Viola, IMI Sensors, Industrial Division In the past decade, trending vibration parameters has become the most widely used technique for monitoring machinery health, and industrial accelerometers have become the workhorse in the predictive-maintenance market. Systems continue to evolve to accommodate modern manufacturing […]

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  • Integrating Robots Into Your Workforce

    I’m getting ready to participate in several job interviews to select the best candidate. The job requires being able to perform in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Other skills and requirements include being aware of and able to adjust to surrounding events, knowing what acceptable quality is, reliable attendance, ability to work well under stress, willing […]

  • OSHA Record-Keeping Tips

    What do you think of when you hear “OSHA Recordkeeping?” Many automatically think it’s something the EHS or Safety Department manages. This may be the case, but management should be involved as well. Employers must certify and post their OSHA 300A (annual summary) by February 1 every year. With few exemptions, OSHA requires employers in […]

  • These Factors Affect Digital Transformation

    By Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Univ. of Tennessee Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) It was a challenging 2021, with changing trends causing disruptions and opportunities. Efforts toward implementing Industry/Manufacturing 4.0 have already been integrating digitalization. Items listed below are what I’ve seen have the most impact on reliability/maintainability. Additive Manufacturing Commercial and industrial applications of […]

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  • Extend Legacy Asset Lifespans

    Implementing Industry 4.0 technology on existing machinery contributes to overall operational sustainability. By Alexander Hill, Senseye Today, the most successful manufacturing organizations recognize that sustainability is not only good for business but is also integral to the way products are marketed, purchased, and operated. It should influence all decisions about engineering, operations, and maintenance, from […]

  • Use CMMS To Improve Reliability

    More about people than machines, the power of a CMMS can help your organization experience major positive change. By John Bernet, Fluke Reliability The maintenance world has undergone a transformation for some time with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), yet many maintenance teams still face roadblocks to implementing a Reliability-Centered Maintenance plan. RCM embraces […]

Featured Posts

  • Can You Trust Your Sensor Output?

    Follow these tips to obtain accurate data and minimize maintenance costs. By Victor Viola, IMI Sensors, Industrial Division In the past decade, trending vibration parameters has become the most widely used technique for monitoring machinery health, and industrial accelerometers have become the workhorse in the predictive-maintenance market. Systems continue to evolve to accommodate modern manufacturing […]

  • Connected Systems Reveal Data Value

    Digitized data capture and analysis are key to finding solutions that advance manufacturing efficiency. By Josh Santo, Parsable The multitude of data that technology captures can be invaluable in uncovering new efficiencies or fixing roadblocks. Between 60% and 70% of data within an enterprise, however, goes unused. Most plants have the tools and data at […]

  • Design Maintainable Hydraulic Systems

    The positions and orientation of monitoring devices, service ports, and sensors play a critical role in assuring consistent, cost-saving maintenance.

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  • How Much Is Lubrication Costing You?

    Evaluate yearly costs for replacement components that require lubrication to achieve cost avoidance. By Mark Barnes, PhD CMRP, Des-Case Corp. As consumers are seeing increased costs for everyday basics and unprecedented supply-chain disruptions, so to, manufacturers are facing the combination of increased costs for replacement parts, increased lead times for basic components, and a scarcity […]

  • Find Answers In Oil Filters

    Used oil filters can play a major role in your condition-based maintenance strategy. By Mark Barnes, PhD CMRP, Des-Case Corp. Tools such as vibration analysis, ultrasound, oil analysis, and thermography are mainstays of a condition-based maintenance strategy. Each provides a unique perspective on the health of critical rotating and non-rotating assets. Vibration and oil analysis […]

NEW PRODUCTS

  • SPONSORED: Connect your pressure measurement to the future

    The Cerabar and Deltabar pressure transmitters offer safety, reliability and IIoT connectivity for your plant. Cerabar and Deltabar can be configured and verified quickly and easily with the SmartBlue app via the Bluetooth® interface. Thanks to Heartbeat Technology, verification is completed in 15 seconds – without interrupting the process. The pressure gauges signal any anomalies […]

  • Featured Product: OnTrack SmartLube

    One of the biggest reoccurring challenges that plants must face is how to extend and optimize their bearing lubrication processes on their more expensive assets. Since 60%-80% of premature bearing failures are due to lubrication-related missteps such as under lubricating, over lubricating, or using the wrong type of grease, it is important to utilize the […]

  • Clamp-On Flowmeter

    Prosonic Flow W 400 brings the company’s Proline series to clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters. The W 400 clamp-on and I 400 insertion units provide comprehensive process monitoring with reported long-term cost efficiency and extensive diagnostics. These sensors pair with the Proline 400 transmitter to provide a complete flow metering solution. The flowmeter uses a nonintrusive method […]

  • Cables, connectors

    Murrelektronik data cables are high-flex shielded Ethernet Cat5e cables offering various connector styles, including D-coded M12 to M12, M12 to RJ45, RJ45 to RJ45, and M12 to pigtail. The cables are flame-retardant and chemical resistant with a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket for typical industrial applications. A selection of RJ45 IDC field wireable connectors and adapters […]

  • Turbine flow meter

    TRP Pelton-wheel high-temperature turbine flow meter monitors and controls the cooling and process efficiency of high- and ultra-high-temperature oil used in heating and cooling circuits. Four flow ranges are available across all meter sizes from 0.5 to 1 in. The meters are said to tolerate operating pressure to 290 psi. AW-Lake Oak Creek, WI aw-lake.com

  • Rust stopper, lubricant

    HinderRUST is a solvent-free and non-hazardous rust stopper and lubricant for surface-film management. It adsorbs to metals using thin-film technology, and its active wetting properties reportedly allow it to penetrate areas that cannot be reached. The product is approved for inclusion in the International Material Data System (IMDS), a global standard used by the automotive […]

  • Bevel gears

    Bevel gears are available in a variety of modules, numbers of teeth, materials, and styles, with gear ratios of 1.5 through 5. The gears include a variety of materials, such as injection molded suitable for office machines, plastic models that are lightweight and do not require lubricant, and stainless steel for food machinery. Spiral models […]

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