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Author:Allen Patterson, Flanders Electric Motor Service
The system consists of three physical elements: the rotor collar—a split ring clamped around the motor output shaft, a copper pickup loop surrounding the rotor collar, and a receiver unit. There is a scene in the movie “Hunt for Red...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 3638 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Chuck Yung, Electrical Apparatus Service Association
Variable-frequency drives are beneficial, but you must avoid voltage spikes that can cause winding failure. When you want to control motor speed, you usually choose a clutch or a variable-frequency drive (VFD)—also called an inverter. In most...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 4966 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Kevin Kling, Indus International
Increasingly, organizations are required to do more with less to stay afloat in today's difficult economy. This places a heavy burden on maintenance personnel. It is imperative that you implement world-class processes that ensure your assets perform...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 1615 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor
Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor While surfing down the cable channels the other day, I clicked on the movie "City Slickers" and stayed long enough to enjoy the "secret to life" scene. That is where city slicker Mitch Robins (Billy Crystal)...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 1593 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc.
Robert M. Williamson, Strategic Work Systems, Inc. Too often, we see maintenance managers and supervisors trying to improve maintenance by focusing on a narrow solution to a bigger problem. They may be focusing on only one of the three...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 1892 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Terrence O'Hanlon,
It drove Henry Ford crazy! The automobile-manufacturing pioneer focused on eliminating waste on his automotive assembly lines because he was well aware of the cost associated with waste. Wasted material, wasted motion, and wasted time drastically...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 3245 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Terrence O'Hanlon,
Numerologists report that 2002 is the year of partnership and collaboration. As you begin new initiatives and improvement programs, you may want to ask yourself how you can approach these goals as part of a team rather than alone. There may be...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 1679 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Tracy T. Strawn, Marshall Institute, Inc.
Moving from customer/supplier relationships to partnerships During the 1980s and 1990s many organizations embraced Total Quality Management (TQM) as a means to improve product quality and ultimately overall business performance. Some of these...
Friday, 01 February 2002 | 2440 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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