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A practical productivity/reliability book, Overall Equipment Effectiveness: A Powerful Production/Maintenance Tool for Increased Profits, has been introduced by Industrial Press. Written by Robert C...

September 1, 2002 | By MRO Magazine

A practical productivity/reliability book, Overall Equipment Effectiveness: A Powerful Production/Maintenance Tool for Increased Profits, has been introduced by Industrial Press. Written by Robert C. Hansen, this 256-page, illustrated book centres on developing and measuring true Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), providing successful improvement applications in every chapter. The book also will help reliability practitioners better understand Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and develop an effective foundation to support Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RCM). To order, contact Industrial Press at 212-889-6330, fax 212-545-8327; e-mail; web site

Kaman Industrial Technologies, a distributor of power transmission products, has launched an upgraded version of, its business-to-business website for

the MRO and OEM marketplace. The new version includes the following features: customized storerooms allowing buyers to create, copy and manage one or more personalized catalogues for quick access to frequently purchased items; the ability to manage purchasing for multiple locations from within a single on-line session; quick access to all invoices for the prior 24 months, with viewing, printing and faxing options; and extensive search and sort capabilities on multiple screens for a direct connection to account information. For more information, call 860-687-5182 or visit

The NSK Technical E-Source Center, on line at, is an interactive site to help customers find the tools and informationthey need for product specification and to avoid common problems. The TeC site can assist with product selection, life calculations, vibration frequency data, CAD drawing files and practical tips on lubrication, product care and maintenance. Features of the site include a library of technical articles and catalogues and a troubleshooting section. For more information, contact NSK Canada at 905-890-0740, e-mail


Rockwell Automation has published a white paper, entitled Inverter-driven Induction Motor Shaft and Bearing Current Solutions, detailing the causes of and solutions for motor bearing current concerns for induction motors driven by inverters. The 45-page document discusses root causes of such currents, potential current paths, bearing damage, preferred current paths, application problems and solutions, field measurement of voltages and currents, remediation methods and ongoing research. The white paper is available for download at

The Valley Video valve safety training program from Summit Training Source explains the hazards associated with valve operation and why best safety practices need to be followed. The five-minute video covers pre-installation inspection, identification of common valve hazards, ergonomic issues related to valve safety and best safety practices for working with valves. Cost is US$89.00. For more information, contact 616-949-4343, ext. 247, or visit

The Canadian master distributor of Joyce/Dayton linear actuation products, Trans-Quip, has launched a web site at for this product line. Previously housed within the Handling Specialty web site at, the line now has its own independent site. Features of the site include detailed product information, request for information form, request for quotation form, and a customer service area .

A.O. Smith Electrical Products Company has published the 2002/2003 edition of its Industrial-Commercial, General/Special Purpose Motors catalogue, Bulletin No. 950, which includes the company’s complete line of Century- and A.O. Smith-designed motors. The illustrated catalogue contains an extensive reference section on connection diagrams, motor dimensions, and parts and accessories. Also included is information on the company’s new Mod-Plus Center, where general-purpose 1-hp to 400-hp integral motors are modified. Further information is available from the company at 414-359-4000.

Developed as a quick reference guide for EASA motor shops, the Century Integral Motors poster from A.O. Smith features its E-Plus and E-Plus3 open drip-proof and totally-enclosed fan-cooled motors from 1 hp to 30 hp. These 24-in. by 36-in., four-colour posters may be obtained by contacting a local A.O. Smith sales representative or by calling 414-359-4000.


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