MRO Magazine

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Test and Measurement

News
January 26, 2012  

Ultrasound World set for May 14-17, 2012

Clearwater Beach, FL – Ultrasound World, a forum for ultrasound technology ,takes place May 14-17, 2012, at the Clearwater Hilton in Clearwater Beach, FL. Entering its eighth year, it has grown to become recognized as one of the top conferences…

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January 5, 2012  

Test and measurement suppliers join up

Everett, WA — Test and measurement device manufacturer Fluke Corp., Everett WA, has acquired Martel Electronics Corp., Derry NH, a manufacturer of electronic test tools and OEM products.

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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…

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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…

News
October 24, 2011  

CMTS 2011 calls it a wrap as successful manufacturing show ends

Toronto – The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011 (CMTS), which wrapped up last week at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, got off to a great start with keynote speaker Kevin O’Leary making the case for success. O’Leary was hot on Brazil,…

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September 22, 2011  

Vibration tester helps keep the oil flowing in pipeline

Mississauga, ON — The task: keep 40 electric motors on the job, pumping crude oil, propane, and other finished petroleum products down the pipeline.

News
September 9, 2011  

Scanner helps reverse engineer key impellor at hydroelectric plant

Coppell, TX – Engineers from NVision, Inc., using the company’s HandHeld Scanner, were able to quickly reverse engineer a large impellor for a major hydroelectric facility, sparing the facility what would have been an extended shutdown had they…

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April 18, 2011  

Industry professionals can win tools worth $2,500 while learning how test devices are made

Mississauga, ON — Fluke Corporation, a manufacturer of portable electronic test and measurement equipment, is providing contractors, electricians and others with an inside look at how it brings innovative products to market. From April 2011…

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.

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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…

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
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…