SPONSORED White Paper: How Subsurface Fatigue Leads to Bearing Failure
The health of bearings is integral to the overall health of machines and to the overall health of a plant.
The health of bearings is integral to the overall health of machines and to the overall health of a plant. Bearings could be seen as the “sacrificial lambs” of a rotating machine. For many machines, their relationship to bearings is much like that of batteries to a remote control. As long as they are replaced before they fail and/or cause damage to other parts, the machine should enjoy a decent lifespan. Of course bearings are not the only things that wear, fatigue, and fail, but they are the primary causes of failure to many rotating machines.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.