Mechanical

Courtesy: Autotech Controls
Sensors, Vision June 22, 2021

Industry standard Size 25 encoder reference website, push-button programmable encoders

An encoder part number reference website deciphers more than 200,000 size-25 encoder combinations, gives descriptions and replacement options with next-day delivery for orders placed by 6 p.m. CST; 10 two-button-programmable encoders are said to cover all combinations.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering June 1, 2021

Manufacturing index continues solid pace in May

The purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) stayed above 60% for the fourth straight month, finishing at 61.2%.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: STLE
Oil and Gas June 12, 2021

Basics of used oil analysis

While oil has a limited lifetime, analysis can help diagnose a multitude of issues.

By Lynne Peskoe-Yang
Courtesy: West Virginia University (WVU)
Energy, Power June 2, 2021

Engine donation supports research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Caterpillar donated an industrial natural gas engine to West Virginia University to bolster research aimed at developing new technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves fuel consumption at natural gas production sites.

By West Virginia University
Courtesy: Emerson
Maintenance June 9, 2021

Advanced valve diagnostics drive savings

When coupled with diagnostic software, smart positioners can be used to reduce maintenance costs and outages.

By Brent Baker and Jordan Mandernach
Courtesy: National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI)
Lubrication June 2, 2021

What’s different about grease?

Greases lubricate about 90% of all rolling element bearings.

By Chuck Coe
Courtesy: Swagelok
Maintenance September 4, 2020

Select and specify efficient, accurate grab sampling systems

How fluid vessel types and other variables influence system design

By Matt Dixon