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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.