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How to Protect Your Electric Motors with Vibration Analysis?

How to Protect Your Electric Motors with Vibration Analysis?

An anti-friction bearing race unexpectedly cracked on your electric motor, leading to a catastrophic failure, emergency shutdown, downtime, and lost productivity -- not to mention the expensive repairs involved. Is there a way to detect impending failures before they...

Is Your Equipment Asset Management System Ready to Save the Day?

Is Your Equipment Asset Management System Ready to Save the Day?

It has always amazed me how unprepared some businesses are in the event of a breakdown of critical equipment. These unplanned plant shutdowns can have a tremendous financial impact costing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour. Almost every time that we...

6 Signs Your Overhead Crane Needs Service…Now!

6 Signs Your Overhead Crane Needs Service…Now!

If you neglect the signs that your crane needs service, the results can be dire. Equipment could be seriously damaged, productivity could drop, and, most importantly, employees could be injured. Then there are other issues, such as non-compliance with crane and safety...

Overhead Crane Pre-Operation Inspection Checklists are Essential

Overhead Crane Pre-Operation Inspection Checklists are Essential

Before you use an overhead crane, you should always perform a pre-op inspection -- and a great tool to do that consistently is to use a basic checklist. But you also need to recognize why these inspections are essential! Operator Inspections Several different types of...

What is the Cost of NOT Doing Scheduled Reliability Maintenance?

What is the Cost of NOT Doing Scheduled Reliability Maintenance?

The global predictive maintenance market is expected to grow rapidly from $4.5 billion in 2020 to $64.3 billion in 2030, according to consulting group NextMSC. This serves as evidence that more and more facilities are implementing predictive maintenance (PdM) and...

IoT (Internet of Things) & Predictive Maintenance Technologies

IoT (Internet of Things) & Predictive Maintenance Technologies

Why the hype over IoT-backed predictive maintenance technologies? Is it just a passing technology trend, or does it really have the power to significantly impact the reliability of your equipment and the bottom line for your company? Digital Transformation and...

What You Need to Know About Ultrasonic Testing

What You Need to Know About Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic testing can be an invaluable part of a predictive maintenance program. And it is important to understand the basics of the ultrasonic testing and how it can benefit you and the facility you are responsible for. What is Ultrasonic Testing Ultrasonic testing...

IoT (Internet of Things) & Predictive Maintenance Technologies

How to Apply Predictive Technologies & Maintenance

You know that maintenance and repair costs, downtime, and productivity all have a major impact on the bottom line...and you’re always on the lookout for ways to have a positive impact on the bottom line. The good news is the smart use of predictive technologies can do...

Electric Motor Failures Due to Grease Incompatibility

Electric Motor Failures Due to Grease Incompatibility

You can avoid costly repairs by ensuring you aren’t combining incompatible greases on your electric motors. Keep in mind that grease works differently from oil, even though both act as lubricants. Because of its thickness, grease can stay on surfaces despite gravity...

Don’t Wait for Disaster: Inspect Your Industrial Lifting Slings

Don’t Wait for Disaster: Inspect Your Industrial Lifting Slings

You've got to regularly inspect your industrial lifting slings to ensure they are still safe to use. But how often should you examine them? And how do you know they need to be replaced? If your lift slings fail, the repercussions are going to be serious -- and maybe...