A World Without Downtime

Utopias are common in fiction, from Plato’s The Republic to The Federation in Star Trek. For manufacturers, a world without unplanned downtime would be...

Beyond the Forklift:

The forklift is arguably one of the most high-powered and influential innovations to impact the world of manufacturing. They are common-place in warehouses, plants,...

Plan of Action

If a spindle breaks down, what is your company’s plan of action? Is it the most practical and efficient way to deal with a...

Advances in Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets

Comfort and Balance Like a good pair of work boots, fit is crucial, with the headband providing primary contact points on the forehead, the back...

Keeping A Watchful Eye On Machinery Health

When a machine fails unexpectedly, the unplanned downtime, maintenance deployment, and lost productivity can put a crimp in any industrial operation. In the case...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Abrasive Management

As owners of waterjet cutting systems know, waterjet is an excellent cutting process for a wide variety of industrial applications. It can cut nearly...