Gears and Bearings

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: 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: Sulzer
Maintenance June 2, 2021

Beyond the bearing housing retrofit

A look into additional retrofit options outside of the bearing housing to improve reliability and reduce operating costs.

By Aaron Burton
Courtesy: Sulzer
Mechanical May 26, 2021

Optimizing gas turbine performance through planned maintenance and repairs

Gas turbines are efficient and reliable sources of power that drive generators in national power stations as well as smaller industrial settings.

By Campbell Archibald
Courtesy: Advanced Energy, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives April 16, 2021

Your webcast questions answered: Troubleshooting techniques for AC induction motors

Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.

By Michael Lyda, Ronnie Alford
Automation April 16, 2021

Tackle obsolescence with additive manufacturing

3D printed spare parts are a revolutionary force

By Claudia Jarrett
Courtesy: Caster Connection
Material Handling April 15, 2021

Seven shortcomings of commodity casters

The right application-specific casters and wheels can help optimize workflow

By Eric Hassen
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication March 24, 2021

Annual lubrication meeting and exhibition going virtual

STLE's virtual annual meeting and exhibition will focus on many key topics for tribologists and lubrication experts.

By Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

It is important to understand the differences between the usual service conditions most motor designs assume and unusual service conditions that lead to unreliable operation and costly shutdowns

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 4, 2021

Improved stepper motor systems support more applications

Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.

By Joe Kimbrell