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Author:Bernie Koenitzer and Clint Smith, Imperial Oil Ltd, Alex Bolkhovsky and Tim Nadasdi, Ph.D., Exxon Mobil Lubricants & Specialties
Inaccurate, unreliable partical counting can hamper your ability to make smart oil suitability decisions. That can cost your company considerably in tearms of time and money. It's no mystery to Maintenance professionals that clean oil promotes...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 4481 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor While the U.S. automotive industry is enduring one of the most challenging eras in its history, foreign nameplate auto manufacturers in the U.S. appear to be flourishing. This reminds me of a similar...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 3729 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Christer Idhammar, President, IDCON, Inc.
My grandmother used to say "Nice words are seldom true and true words are seldom nice." I do not sell engineering services, hardware or computer systems, so I do not need to be nice. In my role as an adviser and consultant, I must be honest. This...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1903 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting
The story is true, the narrative real. Names have been changed so as not to touch too many raw nerves. Played out over a recent several-day period, the following situation seems to be typical of how some industry specialists are attempting to...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 2021 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Jane Alexander with Joseph Weigel Square D Services Schneider Electric
Electrical distribution is pretty simple in an industrial facility, at least for those who aren't involved in MRO activities. As long as the lights are on and machinery is humming, everyone is generally happy. On the other hand, if the constant flow...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 2841 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Technically, the Engineering department is the closest relative to the Maintenance department. Examining each other's role in the context of equipment life cycle management portrays a definitive, closely...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 2141 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Krzysztof (Kris) Goly, CMRP, Siemens Industrial Service
Be sure to assess and benchmark all aspects of your Maintenance function. Last month, in part I of this two-part article, readers again were reminded of the fact that improvements in Maintenance performance and equipment reliability have a...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 3779 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Mike Lang, Ferraz Shawmut and Thomas Neal, Ph.D, Neal Associates
Despite the great strides that have been made over the years to get workers into safer clothing, researchers still want to know what level of thermal protection is safe enough. The last 15 years have seen tremendous progress in protecting workers...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 3122 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
High-Speed Vision Sensors Cognex Corporation now offers the In- Sight® 5600 series of vision sensors. This new line features the same design as the In-Sight 5400 series, but has double the processing speed and memory. Included in the product...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1799 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
Municipal supervisors are increasingly turning to zooming, a pipeline inspection technique that delivers quick, comprehensive information about pipe condition using inexpensive equipment and few personnel. The goal of zooming is to rapidly classify...
Tuesday, 01 May 2007 | 1848 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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