Joseph L. Foszcz
When, where, how much, and with what — these are the fundamental questions that have to be answered in equipment lubrication. The answers are normally provided by the builders of process and manufacturing equipment. Download the full 12-page Exclusive Guide to Interchangeable Lubricants report (PDF).
The discipline of planned lighting management requires taking action to ensure that the lighting system consistently provides the most effective illumination at the lowest operating and maintenance cost.
Key concepts There is no metal-to-metal contact, which minimizes wear. Variable speed drives match the performance of the compressor to demand and reduce power consumption. Installation is simplified.
This book provides transformer purchasers with the knowledge and tools to help them decide what product size and efficiency ratings are best for them.
Measuring liquid flow rate in a pipe is done for many reasons: product blending, process heating or cooling, monitoring energy costs, machine lubrication or manufacturing, and determining the amount of product transferred for billing purposes, to name a few. Reliability and accuracy of measurement are two of the selection factors used in choosing a particular type of flowmeter. Inaccurate or lack of flow measurement could result in serious damage to equipment or product. In some instances accuracy is important because it can make the difference between profit and loss when dispensing liquids. Flowmeter selection is complicated by the fact that there are about two dozen designs to choose from.
Clutches and brakes are effective devices for the control and transmission of torque and speed in many rotating drive systems. Their function is to transfer torque from an input shaft to an output shaft by clutching, or to stop and hold a load by braking.
Hydraulics has become an integral part of modern drive and control techniques and is extremely suitable for regulating linear and rotating movement, both for large forces and precision movement with speed.
The development of the machine and industrial manufacturing technology during the last 100 yr has run parallel with the growth of pneumatics.
Pumps are one of the oldest machines used by man for transporting energy from one form to another. It is not surprising that the there are many designs, resulting in some confusion when generic identification of a specific pump is attempted.
Today's sophisticated equipment and machine tools have performance, repeatability, and precision designed in. These features cannot be realized without a proper installation specifically suited to that equipment's requirements.