• Motion Industries Names New President

    Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, announced the promotion of Randall (Randy) Breaux to President on December 12. Breaux was most recently Executive Vice President of Marketing, Distribution, and Purchasing for Motion Industries, and has nearly four decades of experience in the industrial manufacturing and distribution markets. At Motion […]

  • Maximize Learning From Experience

    By Jake Mazulewicz, Ph.D. The more experience you have, the more reliable, efficient, and safe you are, right? Well, not necessarily. Consider a mechanic brazing a pipe, an IT technician updating a network, or a manager hiring a new employee. Each of these experts can learn from their direct, hands-on experiences, but many don’t. In fact, […]

  • Select a Correct Switch

    What’s the difference between unmanaged and managed switches for networking and data-communication processes? Which type is correct for your specific application? A recent blog post from Comtrol, New Brighton, MN (comtrol.com) provided a brief explanation. UNMANAGED SWITCHES An unmanaged switch is less expensive at initial purchase. This type of switch contains a fixed set of rules and […]

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  • Maximize Learning From Experience

    By Jake Mazulewicz, Ph.D. The more experience you have, the more reliable, efficient, and safe you are, right? Well, not necessarily. Consider a mechanic brazing a pipe, an IT technician updating a network, or a manager hiring a new employee. Each of these experts can learn from their direct, hands-on experiences, but many don’t. In fact, […]

  • Select a Correct Switch

    What’s the difference between unmanaged and managed switches for networking and data-communication processes? Which type is correct for your specific application? A recent blog post from Comtrol, New Brighton, MN (comtrol.com) provided a brief explanation. UNMANAGED SWITCHES An unmanaged switch is less expensive at initial purchase. This type of switch contains a fixed set of rules and […]

  • Set Baselines, Alarms on Mechanical Assets

    With advancements in instrumentation and software, structure-borne ultrasound has become a major player in condition monitoring of rotating equipment. Adrian Messer of UE Systems, Elmsford, NY (uesystems.com), noted that increasing numbers of reliability professionals are adding structure-borne ultrasound to their condition-based maintenance programs. Its value-added capabilities and benefits are substantial (see sidebar below), as is […]

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