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This riding roller bearing for a rotating kiln failed as a result of lubrication and contamination issues. Courtesy: Motion Industries

Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

Take a ‘CSI’ approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings... » more

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Prevent shaft current from causing motor damage

Awareness and testing for potential shaft current on motors can help companies experience fewer... » more

The cause of gear failure can stem from many issues, but the most common is due to wear and that occurs for different reasons. Courtesy: L&S Electric

Eight common causes of gear failure

The cause of gear failure can stem from many issues, but the most common is due to wear, which... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 27 to July 3: Hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, more

Articles about lubrication 101, industrial lubricant storage, lean manufacturing, hydraulic... » more

The hydraulic cylinder. Courtesy: Motion Industries and FLIR Systems

Why do hydraulic systems get hot?

Applying reliability principles to system design may offer an answer. » more

Damage to the valve body resulting from leakage past the worn seal. Courtesy: Hunt Valve, Inc.

Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design

Understand risk tolerances in designing the most efficient hydraulic system. » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 2-8: Improving hydraulic control, arc flash energy analysis, the 'perfect' bearing fit, more

Articles about improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident... » more

This riding roller bearing for a rotating kiln failed as a result of lubrication and contamination issues. Courtesy: Motion Industries Image courtesy: CFE Media The cause of gear failure can stem from many issues, but the most common is due to wear and that occurs for different reasons. Courtesy: L&S Electric The hydraulic cylinder. Courtesy: Motion Industries and FLIR Systems Damage to the valve body resulting from leakage past the worn seal. Courtesy: Hunt Valve, Inc.

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