Joseph L. Foszcz

Articles

Maintenance Strategy December 29, 2005

Exclusive Guide to Interchangeable Lubricants (Sept. 2004)

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).

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Lighting March 1, 2000

Guide discusses how to improve facility lighting

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Gears and Bearings February 1, 2000

Rotary screw air compressor basics

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Switchgear February 1, 2000

Selecting efficient transformers

This book provides transformer purchasers with the knowledge and tools to help them decide what product size and efficiency ratings are best for them.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Lubrication December 1, 1999

Selecting liquid flowmeters

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Hydraulics October 1, 1999

Selection factors for clutches & brakes

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Gears and Bearings March 1, 1999

Understanding hydraulics

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Motors & Drives March 1, 1999

Understanding pneumatics

The development of the machine and industrial manufacturing technology during the last 100 yr has run parallel with the growth of pneumatics.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Mobility February 1, 1999

Pump basics

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Safety Standards December 1, 1998

Machinery mounts reduce noise and increase productivity

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.

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Vision and Discrete Sensors June 1, 1998

Increasing centrifugal pump reliability

Tried and true centrifugal pumps have been used for years and should run troublefree. Improvements in containment, efficiency, and reliability have helped keep them among the workhorses of industry (Fig. 1).

By Joseph L. Foszcz
Vision and Discrete Sensors February 1, 1998

Selecting Liquid Level Detectors For Tanks

How much liquid is in the tank? How much did we use today? Is it time to refill? These are common questions around a typical plant. There are many ways to determine how much liquid is in a vessel.

By Joseph L. Foszcz