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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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NEW PRODUCTS

  • Div1 Cabinet Coolers

    Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler systems have UL classified designation for Div1 environments including Class I Div 1, Groups A, B, C, and D; Class II Div 1, Groups E, F, and G; and Class III environments. With a cooling capacity to 5,600 Btu/hr., they are CE compliant and available for NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures. […]

  • Power Supply for Applications to SIL 3

    Quint Power line includes a single-device solution that meets functional safety applications to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. The QUINT 20+ power supply has an integrated decoupling MOSFET and double overvoltage protection circuitry to meet rigorous SIL 3 safety regulations without the need for external redundancy. The unit uses a single conformally coated device solution […]

  • Internal-Mix Spray Nozzles

    The 1/8 NPT small internal-mix spray nozzles atomize fluids at a rate of 42 gal./hr. The nozzles mix the liquid and air inside the cap, produce fine atomization, and can be used on liquids with a viscosity to 300 centipoise. The products are available in narrow-angle round pattern, wide-angle round pattern, and flat-fan pattern and […]

  • Sonic Imager

    The ii900 sonic imager is said to allow users to quickly and visually pinpoint the location of compressed air, gas, and vacuum-system leaks in minutes. Using an array of microphones combined with SoundSight technology, the handheld unit filters out background noise so users can accurately locate leaks in compressed air systems, even in the noisiest […]

  • Software for Thermal-Image Processing

    Thermal Studio, a thermal image-analysis and reporting software, manages large sets of images and videos. For use with the company’s thermal handheld cameras, optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with thermal cameras, the software’s processing capabilities and automation are designed to streamline workflow and increase productivity. The software includes new measurement […]

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