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Test and Measurement

News
May 2, 2016  

Hannover Messe abuzz with Industry 4.0

After five action-packed days and with a significant upswing

News
April 27, 2016  

Trescal expands its footprint to Mexico

Paris – Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services,

News
March 18, 2016  

RWE Generation goes digital with IBM to mobilize lignite mining employees

Essen, Germany and Armonk, N.Y.– RWE Generation in Germany

News
February 24, 2016  

MDA to provide surface movement monitoring to oil and gas industry

Richmond, BC – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global

Feature
February 19, 2016  

Whitepaper on “Industry 4.0” available from Rittal

A newly published whitepaper from Rittal shows why IT

News
February 12, 2016  

Stewart & Stevenson appoints senior distribution executives

Houston – Stewart & Stevenson LLC announced the appointment

Feature
January 25, 2016  

Predictive Maintenance 4.0

Hannover – Repairing machinery parts after a failure has

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Tablet Power at the Worksite

Imagine this maintenance scenario: Using a tablet computer, an electrician photographs a Quick Response code, or QR code, pasted on an electrical cabinet. Within seconds, the tablet locates a raft of detailed information specific to this piece…

Feature
June 1, 2014  

A secret weapon in condition monitoring

Torque monitoring is an ever-increasing technology trend, present in industries such as cement, marine and power. It provides users with a deeper understanding of the operational demands of their machines when it is difficult to diagnose a…

Feature
April 1, 2012  

Is that a screwdriver in your ear?

Growing up the son of a farm equipment repairman, I learned at an early age to appreciate the versatility of an eight-ounce ball pein hammer, a spanner wrench and a screwdriver. There was practically no fix too difficult for my dad, as long as…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

High-Speed Shootout

Late last summer, after a lot of getting nowhere trying to fix a problem with a bottle capper at GlaxoSmithKline – a pharmaceutical company in Mississauga, ON – maintenance used a $300 digital camera with a high-speed video function…

Feature
February 1, 2012  

Bringing troubleshooting in-house

As a diversified manufacturer, the CompX International Inc. plant in Waterloo, ON, was well aware of the importance of the ongoing maintenance needs for the wide range of equipment within its facility. But troubleshooting was a job that…

Feature
December 1, 2011  

Big MRO show returns to Toronto

The Works, billed as Canada’s largest MRO & Safety Show, returned to the Toronto Congress Centre for the second time. The January event, organized by Acklands-Grainger, featured 260 supplier exhibits and was attended by more than…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

ABC’s of Clamp Meters

Like the multimeter, the clamp meter has passed through the analogue period and into the digital world of today. Created primarily as a single-purpose test tool for electricians, today’s models have incorporated more measurement…

Feature
November 1, 2011  

Compressor Knocking?

Reciprocating compressors make noise, even in the best conditions. The trick is to train your ears to pick up new, potentially damaging sounds before they silence your compressor. The ability to pick up changes in the noise is a skill that will…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Electrical test tools are for use in hazardous environments

Designed for work on hazardous equipment and high-voltage circuits, the family of Fluke clamp meters and a four-channel hand-held oscilloscope are engineered to provide safe work environments for electricians and maintenance technicians and to…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

UV leak detection lamp is rugged

Spectronics has introduced the Spectroline BIB-150P ultraviolet inspection lamp, designed for pinpointing any industrial leak, such as oil, hydraulics, refrigerant, gasoline, diesel fuel or water. Fluorescent dye is added to the system and…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Mounting Methods

Rolling bearings are high-precision machine elements that are produced using the latest high-technology equipment, machined to close tolerances of a few microns. To guarantee the optimum function of a bearing arrangement, a few basic rules…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Vibration an unexpected predator

Did you know that bearings can be damaged when at rest, and there will be no visible change apparent in the rolling elements?

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Understanding Vibration

In the simplest terms, vibration in motorized equipment is merely the back and forth movement or oscillation of machines and components, such as drive motors, driven devices (pumps, compressors and so on) and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Vibration tester has built-in expertise

One new troubleshooting tool – the Fluke 810 Handheld Vibration Tester – is designed specifically for maintenance professionals who need to troubleshoot mechanical problems and quickly understand the root cause of equipment condition.

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Soft foot inspection procedure

When aligning machinery, one of the first steps should be to check for a ‘soft foot’ – i.e., the condition when one or more of the motor feet do not share the same plane or the motor base is not flat.

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Understanding Infrared

What is infrared thermography? It is the process of using an instrument and a method to detect infrared energies emitted from an object, convert these emitted energies to temperature values, and display an image of the object, showing its…

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Panoramic image innovation

The NEC Avio Infrared Technologies Thermo Gear model G120 high-resolution portable thermal imaging cameras in its InfRec series feature the world’s first Panoramic Thermal Image Recording feature. As the camera is panned in a vertical or…

Feature
February 1, 2011  

Using wireless testing to increase MRO safety

Testing requirements vary greatly for professionals working in plant maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). Whether you work for a manufacturing facility, a contract MRO company, or are in a specialized industrial setting, one thing remains…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Vibration/Temperature Sensor Monitors Performance

Model 972 solid state loop-powered vibration and temperature sensors from Columbia Research Labs are designed to monitor and trend machinery performance. They provide level monitoring alarm and shutdo…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Electronic Caliper Withstands Dirt, Water

Providing an IP67 level of protection against coolant, water, dirt and dust, the 798 electronic slide caliper series from L.S. Starrett is suitable for the shop floor environment. It features an extra…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

UV Inspection Lamp Detects Wide Variety Of Leaks

The handheld Spectronics BIB-150P UV inspection lamp, featuring a rugged 150-W Built-In-Ballast bulb, can pinpoint any industrial leak, such as oil, hydraulics, refrigerant, gasoline, diesel fuel and …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Thermal Imager Comes With Training DVD

New Fluke thermal imagers come with a free 2-1/2-hour training DVD designed to help owners get the most from their imagers. The package includes step-by-step instructions covering both the theory and …

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Power Quality Analyzer Is Ready To Go

Containing everything to measure single-or three-phase power, the TES power quality analyzer can measure active power, reactive power, apparent power, power integration and power factor, up to 600 V o…