Mechanical - Hydraulics

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This riding roller bearing for a rotating kiln failed as a result of lubrication and contamination issues. Courtesy: Motion Industries

Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

Take a ‘CSI’ approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings... » more

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Prevent shaft current from causing motor damage

Awareness and testing for potential shaft current on motors can help companies experience fewer... » more

The cause of gear failure can stem from many issues, but the most common is due to wear and that occurs for different reasons. Courtesy: L&S Electric

Eight common causes of gear failure

The cause of gear failure can stem from many issues, but the most common is due to wear, which... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 27 to July 3: Hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, more

Articles about lubrication 101, industrial lubricant storage, lean manufacturing, hydraulic... » more

The hydraulic cylinder. Courtesy: Motion Industries and FLIR Systems

Why do hydraulic systems get hot?

Applying reliability principles to system design may offer an answer. » more

Damage to the valve body resulting from leakage past the worn seal. Courtesy: Hunt Valve, Inc.

Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design

Understand risk tolerances in designing the most efficient hydraulic system. » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 2-8: Improving hydraulic control, arc flash energy analysis, the 'perfect' bearing fit, more

Articles about improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident... » more

This riding roller bearing for a rotating kiln failed as a result of lubrication and contamination issues. Courtesy: Motion Industries Image courtesy: CFE Media The cause of gear failure can stem from many issues, but the most common is due to wear and that occurs for different reasons. Courtesy: L&S Electric The hydraulic cylinder. Courtesy: Motion Industries and FLIR Systems Damage to the valve body resulting from leakage past the worn seal. Courtesy: Hunt Valve, Inc.

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Multi-Volt Timers

The dual voltage mechanical timers feature voltages ranging from 120 to 277VAC, replacing all single voltage switches.

Liquid Laser

The OptioLaser S300 Liquid Lasers are user configurable and uses infrared, low-gain GaAs laser diodes that travel to the surface of any liquid and is reflected back.

Smart Actuator

Linear actuator with flexible onboard controls, superior performance and unmatched environmental protection.

Variable Frequency Drives

VARITROL® is a high performance vector control/Direct Torque Control (DTC) variable speed AC drive that uses multiprocessor and state-of-the-art integrated digital technology.

Vibration Sensors

The Fluke 3560 FC Vibration Sensor wirelessly and remotely captures simple vibration screening data on imbalance and misalignment.

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Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

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Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

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