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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
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