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Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
  Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief Bright spots in these gloomy times have been few and far between. When I hear about them—even anecdotally—I can't wait to share them. Here's a couple.   Consider 3-ply toilet paper, which (forgive...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 2021 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Jerry McLain, SKF USA Inc.
Fig. 1. This laboratory conducts testing on bearing lubricants. Do you need grease or oil for your bearings? Although there are upsides to both lubricants, you must consider your application.
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 | 4675 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Karen Lee Nafzinger, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions
As statistics go, these certainly grab your attention. Energy consumption is expected to increase by 20% over the next 15 years, and its cost and availability will have a substantial impact on the economic health of U.S. manufacturers and...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 5383 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination." …Albert Einstein   Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor At a recent international roundtable discussion, attendees were asked to define their version of a "World-Class"...
Thursday, 01 January 2009 | 2134 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
No specific program caught my attention while surfing television channels one recent evening. Instead, I was fascinated by the abundance of reality shows focusing on changing of the human condition.
Friday, 01 May 2009 | 2862 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
I continue to be amazed at the shameful way many plants abuse—make that "kill"—their bearings. Designed and lubricated in accordance with their actual operating conditions, bearings often outlive their parent machine's usefulness. Unfortunately,...
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 | 3265 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Tasty Stews Are Full Of Meat! I've mentioned it in this column before. Working as a maintenance and lubrication management consultant means that I travel a lot, mostly by car.
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 | 1931 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Visiting a classic car show recently, I was stopped in my tracks by a magnificent stainless steel DeLorean, the car immortalized in the Back to the Future movies starring Michael J. Fox in the 1980s.
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 | 1743 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor One of the most common emotions I encounter out in the workplace these days is fear—mostly fear of the unknown One of the most common emotions I encounter out in the workplace these days is...
Sunday, 01 March 2009 | 1780 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:LMT Staff
Check out this energy-saving alternative to burnout methods. Dreisilker Electric Motors is re-introducing its trademark Motor-Safe Repair System for rewinding electric motors as an alternative to other destructive methods using burnout ovens.
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 | 3227 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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