(Hydraulic Equipment and Components)
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Here's a challenge for plant managers: Have your purchasing department total how much you've spent on hydraulic fluid in the last six months to a year. No matter what the total, odds are good it's... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Rolling element bearings are highly reliable components, and the vast majority of bearings will outlive the equipment on which they are installed. However, while bearings account for a relatively... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Rolling-element bearings are highly precise components with internal tolerances on the order of millionths of an inch. So they should be handled carefully to ensure that they perform as expected. The... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Controlled Thermal Movement Aids Coupling Alignment By Bob Boyle, Director - Power Transmission Products, Applied Industrial Technologies Shaft alignment is a critical component in keeping a coupling... (View Full Article)
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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The concept of chain has been with us for many years. Early chains discovered in c. 2500 BC were for decorative purposes rather than for power transmission. These chains were used to draw a bucket of... (View Full Article)
(Filtration and Separation Products)
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Controlling contamination is essential for any successful fluid power system - but do you know where your dirt is coming from? The last time you suffered from the flu, did you think about the size of... (View Full Article)
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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All rotating equipment requires timely and effective lubrication to help reduce wear, minimize lubricant consumption, maximize efficiency, and curb unscheduled downtime. For many industrial plants the... (View Full Article)
(Pneumatic Equipment and Components)
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Most maintenance and production engineers would say that oil is the major contaminant in their compressed air system. Wrong. Nearly all of the total liquid contamination found in a compressed air... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Bearings rarely wear out, yet they do fail. Careful analysis of bearing condition and failure modes can provide insight into the causes of failure and how to correct them. In most cases, lubrication... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Under favorable storage conditions, good quality belts retain their initial serviceability and dimensions. Conversely, unfavorable conditions can adversely affect performance and can cause dimensional... (View Full Article)
(Pumps)
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Want to go a long way toward preventing those excess costs associated with seal failure? Understanding and improving seal system performance starts with a thorough understanding of seal composition,... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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Alternating-current (AC) and direct-current (DC) motors have traditionally served distinctly different applications due to their construction and inherent operating characteristics. In general, AC... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Technical Services)
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Color is a hidden factor that can affect an employee's ability to perform his or her job. Color can be used to improve facility safety and visibility and improve productivity. Industrial coatings are... (View Full Article)
(Hydraulic Equipment and Components)
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One of the worst sounds in an industrial setting is a fluid power system with serious problems. Even worse is the eerie silence when everything shuts down due to a failure. When a fluid power system... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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With energy costs constantly rising, it's critical to identify opportunities that positively impact the bottom line. Electric motor-driven systems are estimated to consume more than one-half of all... (View Full Article)