MRO Magazine

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Test and Measurement

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…

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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?

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

News
March 1, 2011  

Digital hydraulic tester is compact

Omega’s digital HFP-110/120 hydraulic tester is a compact, lightweight, self-contained, portable tester with laboratory accuracy. Designed for fast diagnostic troubleshooting of all types of mobile or stationary hydraulic systems and…

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…

News
November 25, 2010  

Swiss industrial masurement equipment supplier marks 20 years in Canada

Burlington, ON — Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd., a supplier of industrial measuring technology and automation equipment, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Canada. The Swiss parent of the company launched its Canadian operation in 1990.

News
November 11, 2010  

MainTrain starts in Toronto Nov. 15; registrations still being accepted

Toronto, ON — Registrations are still being accepted for MainTrain 2010 at the Novotel Toronto Centre, located a short walk from Union Station. The maintenance conference takes place from Nov. 15-18, 2010.

News
October 21, 2010  

Ultrasound course comes to Toronto Nov. 8-12

Toronto, ON – A Level I Airborne/Structure-borne Ultrasound training class is scheduled for Toronto Nov. 8-12,…

News
September 17, 2010  

Thermal imaging seminar series kicks off Sept. 22

Mississauga, ON — A seminar series designed to help energy auditors gain a basic understanding of thermal ima…

News
August 17, 2010  

FLIR Systems to acquire sensing technologies firm

Portland, OR — FLIR Systems Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire ICx Technologies Inc.

News
April 16, 2010  

TVRheinland accredited by Standards Council of Canada for field evaluations of electrical equipment

Newtown, CT — The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has accredited TÜV Rheinland of North America as a S…

News
March 26, 2010  

Leak Detective Sleuths Out Trouble (March 26, 2010)

How an ultrasound inspection saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by finding vacuum leaks hidden underneath …

News
February 26, 2010  

Thermography seminars being offered in Ontario in March

Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC — A seminar focused on an introduction to thermography is being offered at the end o…

Feature
February 1, 2010  

Modular Calibrator Is Rich In Features

The Meriam MFT 4000 modular, handheld calibrator is a combination calibrator/HART communicator that reduces the time spent on field calibrations. Users can view up to four measurements simultaneously …

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February 1, 2010  

The Beat Goes On

Ifyou’re hearing a background beat in your facility but there’s no band in sight, you’ve likely got trouble with your machinery. If you ignore it, the problem may get even bigger, so it’s important that you take steps to beat this ‘beating’…