Condition-monitoring system for diverting shaft currents
The Smart Ground Monitor is designed to divert shaft currents away from the bearings to the ground.
The Smart Ground Monitor is a condition-monitoring system that provides users with instant feedback on the performance of the current diverter ring (CDR) in diverting shaft currents away from the bearings to ground. The monitor provides a leading indicator of CDR performance. A simple interface alerts users in real time if there is not optimal contact between grounding brushes and the shaft, preventing bearing failure. If contact has been interrupted, routine maintenance can be performed to return shaft grounding to peak performance. The Smart Ground Monitor has external ports for safe and convenient oscilloscope readings and can be set up in standalone or auto mode for performance indication.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey