Onboard intelligence provides condition monitoring for process pumps
The i-FRAME provides operations personnel, maintenance managers, and reliability engineers with early warning of trouble so that changes to the process or machine can be made before failure occurs.
Announced to the trade press in a Web conference last week, the i-FRAME provides operations personnel, maintenance managers, and reliability engineers with early warning of trouble so that changes to the process or machine can be made before failure occurs.
The unit’s stainless-steel condition monitor is placed atop the power end of the pump to measure critical vibration and temperature readings. Variations that exceed preset parameters activate an early warning system by displaying flashing red lights
Available as a standard feature on Goulds’ popular model 3196 pump, the patent-pending unit’s design incorporates many other standard features designed to increase reliability and life of the pump. Premium severe-duty thrust bearings are designed to increase fatigue life by two to five times that of standard bearings. Dual stainless-steel, bronze bearing isolators improve corrosion resistance and contaminant exclusion, and an optimized sump design improves heat transfer and collects and concentrates contaminants away from bearings.
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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.
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