Grease motor bearings
How to Grease a Motor Bearing is a 90-min, online training course at noria.com. It helps to answer questions such as: How frequently should bearings be greased? Should motor bearings be greased when running? Is there any risk of incompatibility between polyurea grease brands? and Should sonics or ultrasonics be used when relubricating motor bearings?
NORIA Corp. , noria.com , Write 300 on PE card
E.S.P. mobile lube maintenance carts are available in a wide range of models with 75 to 100 variations. They feature a modular design that allows users to install different-size containers on the same cart and use a different pump with each container. The carts feature a heavy-duty 28-in. x 60-in. frame with rugged 8-in. diameter rubber casters.
The IFH Group , ifh-group.com , Write 301 on PE card
Cordless grease gun
Model 575 12-V, cordless grease gun produces more grease on a single charge in high-pressure, high-flow applications than any other product. It features a flow rate of 5.25 oz/min at 1000 psi and a maximum delivery pressure of 6500 psi. It also comes with three loading options; 14-oz cartridge, 16-oz bulk, and suction loading capability.
Alemite Corp. , alemite.com , Write 302 on PE card
LUBE-VIEW flow monitoring system is designed to protect equipment from damage and costly downtime. It provides accurate monitoring of one to 24 lubrication lines in a compact, easy-to-install unit. Each line is monitored by a separate flow meter with a piston and spinner indicator for maximum reliability.
Hedland Flow Meters Div. Racine Federated, Inc. , racinefederated.com , Write 303 on PE card
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2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.