Gears and Bearings
The Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps has expanded to include stainless steel ANSI/DIN welded flanges. Courtesy: Graco
Gears and Bearings May 8, 2017

Double-diaphragm pumps with welded flanges

The Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps has expanded to include stainless steel ANSI/DIN welded flanges.

By Graco
The Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software and blends the motor and gearbox elements, so the gear ratio slips far into the motor housing. Courtesy: Lenze
Gears and Bearings May 3, 2017

Motor and gearbox

The Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit combining a gearbox, motor, electronics and software and blends the motor and gearbox elements, so the gear ratio slips far into the motor housing.

By Lenze Americas
The QX Series Cordless Torque Multiplier is a high-torque fastening tool for industrial applications that employs advanced technology to ensure accurate, repeatable bolting for torque-critical joints. Courtesy: Ingersoll Rand
Gears and Bearings May 2, 2017

High-torque tool

The QX Series Cordless Torque Multiplier is a high-torque fastening tool for industrial applications that employs advanced technology to ensure accurate, repeatable bolting for torque-critical joints.

By Ingersoll Rand
Geared Bearing solutions comes with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade high capacity bearing and are preconfigured for fit, form and function, for easy integration into any precision rotary motion application. Courtesy: Nexen
Gears and Bearings March 13, 2017

Geared bearing solutions with zero backlash

Geared Bearing solutions comes with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade high capacity bearing and are preconfigured for fit, form and function, for easy integration into any precision rotary motion application.

By Nexen Group
Image courtesy: CFE Media
Gears and Bearings February 21, 2017

Five tips to prevent bearing problems

Healthy ball bearings are one of the most important details for preventing potential disaster in a manufacturing facility and knowing what to look for during routine maintenance is key.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Regular cable testing on motors are designed to help determine if any scheduled maintenance may need to take place and using insulation resistance or polarization index testing can provide some answers. Courtesy: David Manney, L&S Electric
Gears and Bearings February 15, 2017

Use cable testing to assess a motor’s health

Regular cable testing on motors are designed to help determine if any scheduled maintenance may need to take place and using insulation resistance or polarization index testing can provide some answers.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of managing facility assets because they have a massive impact on a business' productivity and profit. Courtesy: David Manney, L&S Electric
Gears and Bearings February 9, 2017

Five tips for better electric motor maintenance

It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of managing facility assets because they have a massive impact on a business' productivity and profit. Consider the five tips highlighted below.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Gears and Bearings February 6, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 30 to February 5: Improving power factor, energy efficiency advice, VFD best practices, more

Articles about improving power factor, energy efficiency tips, VFD efficiency best practices, 2017 manufacturing technology predictions, and keeping DC motors healthy were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 30 to February 5. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Gears and Bearings January 30, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 23-29: 2017 manufacturing predictions, lowering compressed air costs, healthy DC motors, more

Articles about 2017 manufacturing technology predictions, lowering compressed air costs, keeping DC motors healthy, VFD efficiency, and the importance of motor winding analysis were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 23-29. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
ISS employees installing mineral wool insulation on boiler wall at power plant. Courtesy: ISS Insulation Services & Solutions
Gears and Bearings January 26, 2017

Insulation deficiencies can harm plants, people

Proper attention provides better energy management, reduced operational failure

By Nick Eaton, ISS Insulation Services & Solutions