Joseph L. Foszcz, PE/CPE, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine

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Vision and Discrete Sensors September 1, 2001

Handheld temperature measurement devices

Temperature measurements are fundamentally important to many industrial processes. Many measurements are made with a probe in or on a pipe or vessel. However, if an object cannot be contacted, measuring temperature may be difficult. Contact sensors such as thermometers, thermocouples, and RTD's are accurate and cost effective but not always practical.

By Joseph L. Foszcz, PE/CPE, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 1, 2001

Examining machinery floor anchors

There are six basic principles by which an anchor develops its holding power in concrete: friction, keying, threading, adhesion, welding to rebar, and embedding in concrete. Friction: The tensile load is transferred to concrete by friction, with an expansion force necessary for this action to take place.

By Joseph L. Foszcz, PE/CPE, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine
Lubrication March 1, 2001

A guide to shaft seals

Machines require rotating shaft seals to retain lubricants and prevent foreign particles from entering sealed cavities, which damage machinery and lead to premature failure.

By Joseph L. Foszcz, PE/CPE, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering Magazine
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