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Using the Acoem Bearing Defender as a Lubrication Tool

Co-author, Stan Riddle. Lubricating bearings on a regular PM schedule has some inherent problems-mainly, how do you know if a…

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Belt Drive Basics

All over the world belts provide power transmission in transportation, industrial and commercial machines. Belt drives for power transmission are…

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Coupling Tolerances vs. Shaft Alignment Tolerances, revisited

We have several blogs discussing the differences between coupling alignment tolerances and precision shaft alignment tolerances (see links below). As…

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An Old Maintenance Mechanic’s Look at the Next Generation

This grainy photo was from my last day at a Weyerhaeuser mill in 1987.  I was a 26 year old…

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Acoem expands its footprint in North America

Acoem widens its Industry 4.0 reliability services capabilities in North America with the integration of Reliability Point Acoem’s vision of…

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Why Don’t I Input a Coupling Diameter?

We often get asked why we don’t input a coupling diameter when performing a precision shaft alignment with the ACOEM…

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Understanding Guns-At-Work Laws

Have you ever brought your child to work? Or perhaps your pet? What about your gun? While children and pets…

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6 Ways to Improve Campus Safety

Move-in day is a day long awaited by parents of college-bound students. While the thought of it can cause mixed…

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6 Ways Machine Maintenance Helps the Environment

The idea of maintaining machinery and maintaining the environment may sound like science fiction, or like apples and oranges. However…

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Influential Piping

There are many outside influences that affect a precision shaft alignment. One that seems to be overlooked is pipe hanger…

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4 Challenges Maintenance Teams Face

Our customers come from a wide range of industries, but they share many of the same pain points in their…

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How to Know if Your Machine is Critical

What is criticality and why is it important for your machines? Machine criticality makes it possible to define the prioritization…

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Lubricant ID Tags: The Pros and Cons

Are your bearings failing? If so, the lubricant you’re using might be the culprit. Whether you use the original equipment…

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Proactive Maintenance

Which Maintenance Program is Right for My Facility?

While preventive and predictive maintenance both play an important role in maintaining the overall health of your equipment, there are…

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Industry 4.0: What is it and How to Adjust

Industry 4.0 Industry is in the midst of a technological revolution. While many companies are still waking up to Industry…

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