The Future of Policing is AI

What is AI in policing? In the modern world, technology makes industry go round. As society continues to find new ways to harness the power of technology to optimize output, buzzwords like AI have taken center stage. However, AI is proving to be far more than a buzzword. In fact, its here to stay. What…

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So You Want to Implement Gunshot Detection? Here’s What to Expect

The start of any technology integration process can seem daunting. Having many moving parts can make it difficult to know where to begin. When you partner with Acoem to install our ATD gunshot detection system, you can trust that we’re committed to making the process smooth for everyone involved. Our standard integration process follows this…

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7 Myths of Gunshot Detection

As gunshot detection technology is being integrated into more and more cities across the U.S., many people are wondering what it is to begin with. Given that the technology didn’t start to make its way into civilian communities until the last 10 years, the curiosity is understandable. Based on the frequently asked questions we receive,…

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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 accompanying employees at the office is rather common, bringing a gun to work is not unheard of. Reading this might remind you of workplace shootings that have occurred in recent years, but there’s more at…

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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 emotions, every parent shares the same concern for their children’s safety on the campus they’ll call home. In fact, a 2015 study through which parents were surveyed showed that 74% considered a safe environment the…

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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 facilities. Over the years, we’ve consulted our customers to better understand these pain points and how our technology solutions can help to alleviate them. We found the following 4 issues resonated with the majority: Lack…

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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 of maintenance actions, in order to ensure that the production system works as close to its nominal capacity as possible. Each of the analyzed machines must be classified accordingly by three levels of impact (ABC…

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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 manufacturer’s (OEM) lubricant recommendation or an alternative (though, OEM is recommended for optimal performance), an incorrect application can lead to costly failures. Well you’re in luck because a simple solution you are likely familiar with…

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Which Maintenance Program is Right for My Facility?

Proactive Maintenance

While preventive and predictive maintenance both play an important role in maintaining the overall health of your equipment, there are a few differences between these two types of maintenance. Which is best for your facility? Let’s consider the pros and cons.   Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is planned and takes place on a recurring basis.…

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Reddit AMA Recap – Industry Q&A On Machine Reliability

We use our social media and blog as a way to educate and directly connect with our trainees and customers. Most recently, we took to Reddit as a way to engage with industry professionals. To get started, our trainer Stan Riddle hosted an AMA back in October. If you’re new to Reddit, an AMA is…

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6 Common Faults of Rotating Machinery

Successful predictive maintenance programs are dependent on the expertise and tools of the teams behind the machines being maintained. We’ve identified 6 common machine faults you’ll likely encounter on your maintenance routes. Bearing defects include wear and tear on any part of a bearing. This can mean abrasion, pressure damage, fluting, and corrosion. These issues…

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Understanding and Troubleshooting Centrifugal Pumps

Choosing the right type of pump to meet your industrial plant’s needs is crucial to maintaining efficiency and prolonging the life of your machinery. Pumps are classified by the purpose they serve and the way they are built to operate. The most commonly used types of pumps are classified as centrifugal, reciprocating, and rotary. Centrifugal…

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The Three Keys to a Successful Maintenance Team

Maintenance teams carry a great deal of responsibility, and we’re not strangers to that. A team is only as successful as its individual members. Ensuring each team member has the resources necessary to contribute to the best of their abilities is an integral part of building a strong maintenance team. We’ve compiled the three keys…

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Condition Monitoring Tools – How to Choose for Your Facility

Monitoring and maintaining the condition of your machines is essential to maximizing efficiency and prolonging machine life. You need human expertise and the right tools in order to have an effective condition monitoring program. When choosing from our suite of condition monitoring tools, it is important to look inside your toolbox and take inventory. To…

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