What is industrial maintenance?

Industrial maintenance is the application of reliability best practices to increase equipment uptime in a manufacturing environment. Industrial maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial installations. Types of industrial maintenance include preventive maintenance, planned maintenance, periodic maintenance, predictive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance.
Lubrication August 10, 2018

Taking a Big Data approach to lubrication management

Maintenance is a perfect fit for an IIoT world.

By Dr. Robert M. Gresham, Society for Tribology and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Power Systems March 22, 2018

Knowledge is power management when it comes to standards

Differing IEC, ANSI requirements can impact compliance.

By Sherry Rollins, Schneider Electric
Motors, Drives January 13, 2017

How does motor current analysis help motors?

Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned windings, and grounded windings.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Motors, Drives January 12, 2017

Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical December 19, 2016

Why is short-circuit current rating important?

It is important to verify and improve short-circuit rating to remain in compliance.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Motors, Drives December 13, 2016

Why online motor testing is a great PdM tool

Although offline or static testing is an important part of a routine maintenance program, dynamic testing of motors can be done more frequently and, in many cases, with greater benefit.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Electrical December 7, 2016

Transformers are key for safety in any electrical system

Proper installation and maintenance of an electrical system’s components help keep the working environment safe while extending the life of the equipment.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
System Integration December 5, 2016

VFD efficiency: Three best practices

The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear.

By Gary Jacott, Motion Industries
System Integration December 2, 2016

Considerations for using VFDs with standard motors

End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applications where a standard-induction motor is in place. There are a few areas of concern involving misapplication of a standard induction motor.

By Mike Howell, EASA Technical Support Specialist
System Integration October 19, 2016

VFDs offer cost-effective benefits for plants

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants.

By David Manney, L&S Electric