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The Maintenance Supervisors 5 Questions

I’ve never been a maintenance supervisor, but I have worked for several.  And when a machine has had problems, most…

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I don’t know about you, but in my nearly 45 years in industrial maintenance, there have been times when I…

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Thoughts on a New Machine Setup

There are numerous items to be considered when performing an initial inspection for a vibration analysis route setup. All things…

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A Craftsman NEVER Blames the Tools!

I heard this saying recently, and I like it a lot!  Whether we are talking about woodworking, precision maintenance, shaft…

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Utilizing Phase to Confirm Machine Faults

It’s on all of the vibration fault charts, it’s taught in vibration classes, and it’s used for balancing – but…

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Understanding the ISO 10816-3 Vibration Severity Chart

The Smart Machine Checker (SMC), and the Falcon (vibration data collector/analyzer) use Accurex™ automatic diagnostic software to determine vibration problems…

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Aligned at the Factory – Realigned in the Field

An alignment check was performed on a new pump skid that had been recently installed as part of new construction….

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Composite Pump Base?

We have written numerous blogs on pump bases, they still at times contribute to precision shaft alignment challenges. A recent…

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Taking Care of your Spares

Rotating equipment, either in storage, or down for long periods of time, should be rotated on a regular basis. This…

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Balancing Police Strategy with Community Concerns

The balance of carrying out an effective police strategy while making sure community members have their concerns addressed can be…

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How IIoT is Changing Condition Monitoring As We Know It

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a hot topic, and it will continue to get more and more buzz…

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An Overview of Vibration Transducers

What are vibration transducers? Vibration transducers used for machinery evaluations are devices that measure displacement of a shaft or motion…

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Static, Couple, and Dynamic Unbalance

According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), unbalance is “that condition which exists in a rotor when the vibratory…

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Implementing a Hybrid Model to Monitor Machinery Vibration

Monitoring machinery vibration can use many tools and models, including a hybrid model. Some of the monitoring tools available today…

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A Handy Guide to Balancing Rotating Machinery

Balancing rotating machinery is mostly math, with a bit of common sense and experience thrown in. The math is constant,…

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