Mechanical - Hydraulics

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

Variety of heat exchangers that reduce maintenance, improve food safety, and increase process efficiency. Courtesy: SPX

Series of sanitary heat exchangers

The APV series of sanitary heat exchangers are designed to reduce maintenance, improve food safety,... » 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. Variety of heat exchangers that reduce maintenance, improve food safety, and increase process efficiency. Courtesy: SPX

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  • Bionomic's series 6500 jet venturi scrubber is designed to simultaneously remove gaseous contaminant and particulate down to .75 micron size for chemical, pharmaceutical, and other scrubbing applications. Courtesy: Bionomic Industries.
  • Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion. Courtesy: Plasti-Bond.

Rotary screw air compressor

The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from 75 to 450 hp and cover flows from 125 to 1788 cfm at 125 psig and are designed to deliver part load efficiency and steady... » more

Precision limit switches

The precision limit/position switches are designed to be mounted in tight locations and have a 4mm diameter barrel.  » more

Bionomic's series 6500 jet venturi scrubber is designed to simultaneously remove gaseous contaminant and particulate down to .75 micron size for chemical, pharmaceutical, and other scrubbing applications. Courtesy: Bionomic Industries.

Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

Bionomic's series 6500 jet venturi scrubber is designed to simultaneously remove gaseous contaminant and particulate down to .75 micron size for chemical, pharmaceutical, and other scrubbing applications.  » more

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 cotter pins can be used for the axial mounting of bolts and axles. » more

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion. Courtesy: Plasti-Bond.

PVC coated sealing locknut

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion.  » more

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Machine Safety Blog

Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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