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Safety & Maintenance

Improve Lead Time, Reduce Maintenance Costs

Siemens Large Drives motor factory in Norwood, Ohio recently made an investment to upgrade their manufacturing capabilities at the 117-year old facility. A new...

Remanufacturing Rises to Top of Machine Investment Strategies

Many manufacturers that have been in operation for decades struggle with similar questions when it comes to their older machines. Regular maintenance is a...

3 Reasons Machine Monitoring is A Priority

It’s September and something scary is happening. We don’t mean next month’s Halloween season – it’s 2019 coming up fast.Investments that have been considered...

2 Steps for Safer Plasma Arc Cutting

When it comes to cutting or gouging metal, plasma is one of the safest methods you can use. However, care is still needed. After...

Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

For decades, plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns, penalties and...

Understanding Safety Signage

When it comes to the safety management systems your business has in place, there are key areas that should not go overlooked. Most involve...

Prolonging Performance

The list of items needing regular maintenance in your shop is likely long. It probably seems there is always something to be done. Unfortunately,...

Heavy Lifting Overhead

Over 40 cranes and hoists were installed in GILLIG LLC’s new Livermore, California facility as the bus manufacturer recently completed its relocation from Hayward...

Industrial HVAC Application – Thinking Outside the Box

HVAC systems play a crucial role in many industrial cooling applications. These systems – composed of cooling towers, chillers and air handlers – are...

Proper Care and “Feeding” of Your Spindle

OVER THE RECENT YEARS, THE EVOLUTION OF SUCH CONCEPTS AS CONDITION MONITORING AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL.Condition monitoring, as the name implies, watched...