Category Archives: Industrial Maintenance

Q. “How Can I Prevent Equipment Failures?”

Industrail Maintenance Technologies

Q.  What is the best way to prevent catastrophic equipment failures? A.  Regular predictive maintenance. But the problem is, few companies do this well—or do it routinely enough to make an impact, says Chris Treat, the Business Group Director of Industrial Maintenance Technologies at IBT... Read More

Could You Have an Air Leak?

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Have you ever wondered if your pneumatic systems are leaking air?  If they are, then you could be losing thousands of dollars every year—in wasted energy on air compression. 3 Signs of an Air Leak Here are 3 clues that you might have an air... Read More

New NTN Automatic Lubricators Avoid Costly Mistakes

NTN Automatic Lubricators help your bearings run longer, and are safer and easier to maintain—which frees up your maintenance staff to focus on other areas of plant operations.  At the same time, your bearings get exactly the right amount of lubrication, exactly when they need... Read More

See How the Lenze Inverter Drive Helped a Sausage Manufacturer—and Try an AC TECH/Lenze Drive for FREE

Exchange your old drive for a FREE AC TECH/Lenze SMV Drive—now! Limit 1 per company Problem Washdown can be a challenge for any food manufacturer. A sausage maker was using variable frequency drives housed in waterproof metal boxes to control the progress of their product through... Read More

4 Benefits of Using Koyo Bearings with Higher Load Ratings

Koyo recently increased their bearings dynamic load ratings by 25% due to continuous improvements in manufacturing processes and the cleanliness of steel over the past 20 years. Here’s how that benefits you. More: Why Aligning Motors Saves you Money Benefit #1 - Longer Bearing Life Load... Read More

Garlock Bearing Isolator — What Exactly it is and Why You Need One

“A bearing isolator is an advanced sealing solution that is used to protect bearings on rotating equipment,” said James Wong, the Product Manager for Bearing Isolators at Garlock. “They are ideal for industries that are wet, dirty, dusty, or have lots of airborne contaminants—like sugar... Read More

New Wireless Hazard Monitoring System from Electro-Sensors, Inc. | Reduce Risk of Grain Dust Explosions

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew that there was a risk of explosion or bearing failure—before it happened? Now you can—with the new HazardPRO™ Wireless Hazard Monitoring System, the first of its kind on the market. “Anyone who has dust accumulating in an interior... Read More

Hytrol Sortation System Options—5 Factors to Consider

Implementing an automated sortation system is an important step in creating an efficient and competitive solution. There are several key factors to consider before deciding what equipment best suits your needs. Whether your goal is to streamline facility processes, prepare for future growth, or simply... Read More

Can an iFIL Pleated Filter Solve Your Filter Problems?

Plant operators cannot always justify the funds for large capital equipment replacements. In many cases, a pleated filter conversion can extend the useful life of dust collection equipment—especially when unique changes in operating conditions make it difficult to address new demands in your industry. Mark... Read More

A Must Have How-To Guide For 3M Reusable Respirator Maintenance

Quality 3M reusable respirator maintenance is essential. 3M 6000 and 7000 series respirators must be inspected before each use to ensure good operating condition. The facepiece must be repaired or replaced if there are damaged or defective parts. The following inspection procedure is suggested: Check... Read More