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Gears and Bearings September 10, 2019

Electromechanical show announces 2020 event

EASA's June 2020 Convention & Solutions Expo will focus on how companies can "gain the advantage" from everything to knowledge and information to relationship development.

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
Hybridization can help companies control and reduce energy expenditures. Courtesy: Danfoss/Control Engineering Europe
Gears and Bearings September 9, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 2-8

Articles about hybridization benefits, control system connectivity, arc flash hazards, VFDs in injection molding, and IIoT baby steps were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 2: A prime example of mechatronic integration is the combining of motor and drive components into one package. Exploded view of an integrated step motor shows the technique, which is applicable to other electric motor types as well. Courtesy: Applied Motion
Gears and Bearings September 3, 2019

5 enduring developments in electronic motion control

Motor drives, power-switching transistors and microprocessors, sophisticated control algorithms, software influences, and mechatronic integration are among the standout electronic motion control developments.

By Frank J. Bartos, P.E.
Figure 3: As-found condition of the hot gas expander rotor. Courtesy: Sulzer
Gears and Bearings August 8, 2019

Understanding failure to improve turbomachinery designs

Expert failure analysis techniques deliver improved reliability for demanding manufacturing operations.

By Kirill Grebinnyk, Dr. Vamadevan Gowreesan, and Ricardo Guerrero
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Gears and Bearings June 10, 2019

Understanding lubrication from the bearing’s perspective

Many factors can impact how proper use can avoid friction.

By Keith Bartley
Lubrication in a plant setting shouldn’t be taken for granted. In fact, a proper system to ensure oil cleanliness also can extend the life of equipment and improve productivity. Courtesy: Mobil Industrial Lubricants
Gears and Bearings June 7, 2019

Clean oil is productive oil

The care of your lubricant stock is all about the basics.

By Brad Prickett
CFE Media file photo.
Gears and Bearings December 6, 2018

Roller bearings and predictive analytics

Predictive maintenance is a powerful tool to keep the noise down with roller bearings and can reduce costly repairs.

By Scott Moeller
Gears and Bearings June 26, 2018

Six IoT benefits for an organization

There are many benefits to implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to maximize productivity and enhance an organization’s workflow.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@Work
Gears and Bearings June 18, 2018

2018 Lubrication Guide

The science and art of lubrication often is as important as the mechanical functions it enables.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Gears and Bearings May 7, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 30-May 6

Articles about testing steam traps, manufacturing cooperation, building process models, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 30-May 6. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media