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  • Product

    Larson Electronics Explosion-Proof Motor Control Station

    July 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Larson Electronics released an explosion-proof motor control station. This three-pole unit operates on 480V AC and features a 120V coil with start/stop momentary push-buttons. This unit is suitable for wet locations and provides operators with general motor control, motor overload

  • Product

    Larson Electronics Primary Voltage Micro Transformer

    June 21, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Larson Electronics released a micro transformer providing 440V primary input voltage and 220V output voltage. Its cores are made with high-quality silicon steel laminations. This unit offers reliability and protection against critical equipment failures. MMT-400V-250VA-220V micro transformer has a terminal

  • Feature Industry

    Six Rules of Thumb for Bearing Selection and Use

    June 3, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    What load can a bearing carry? Rule of Thumb: The range of normal loading applied to a bearing is between five per cent and 10 per cent of the published capacity. Theory: The bearing capacity is defined by the load

  • Product

    Polygon Custom-Engineered and Standard PolyLube Composite Bearings

    May 13, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Polygon Company, announced its line of PolyLube high-performance custom-engineered and standard composite plain bearings (bushings). Featuring high load-bearing capacity, low frictional values, and corrosion resistance, Polygon composite bearings are self-lubricated, reducing maintenance labour costs and increasing maintenance interval. Polygon composite

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    LK Metrology Scanned CMMS and Camio 8.5 CMM Software

    May 13, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    LK Metrology, Inc., Altera CMM models equipped with MODUS software, one with Renishaw’s REVO-2 scanning system and multi-sensor technology, the other the Camio 8.5 software, were to be shown recently shown. Altera ‘S’ 8.7.6 CMM, is a multipurpose CMM with

  • Greene Tweed Launches The Right FITT

    May 13, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Greene Tweed launched The Right FITT, a multi-year manufacturing strategy for Industry 4.0. The plan includes new equipment, data integration systems and controls, and three-phase maintenance improvement plan with a goal of zero equipment stoppages. Under The Right FITT (Factory

  • Product

    Grace Engineered Products launches full line of IIoT smart devices

    April 22, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Grace Engineered Products new GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System, offers an end-to-end solution offering wireless sensors, configurable hardware architecture, and intuitive user interface. Initial product offering consists of: battery-powered GraceSense Vibration and Temperature Node, which can be deployed onto any rotating

  • Product

    Larson Electronics 3P Delta Buck and Boost Step-Up Transformer

    April 15, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Larson Electronics released a three-phase Delta buck and boost 50/60Hz transformer. It provides protection against critical equipment failures by isolating the power source from the connected device. The 2.48 kVA unit provides 208V Delta with 6.88 amps on the primary

  • Should I Fret About Fretting Corrosion?

    April 15, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    Fretting corrosion is often seen on external bearing surfaces (bore, outer diameter surfaces, and side faces) and the degree of fretting corrosion can vary. As a user should I “fret” about “fretting corrosion”? First, what is fretting corrosion? It is

  • News Industry

    Timken Acquires The Diamond Chain Company

    April 8, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    The Timken Company acquired The Diamond Chain Company from Amsted Industries. Diamond Chain is a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets. “The acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company adds another strong industrial brand with a reputation for quality,

  • Self-Lubricating Bearings

    March 25, 2019 by Chris Diak and Juan Pablo Geraldo

    Properly specified, self-lubricating bearings reduce maintenance costs, extend bearing life, and are more environmentally friendly. Motion system designers are increasingly outfitting round and profile rails with self-lubricating bearings that can significantly, reduce cost of ownership, improve performance and deliver virtually

  • Product

    Beckhoff TwinSAFE Logic Solutions

    March 11, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    New generation of Beckhoff TwinSAFE safety controllers based on EL6910 TwinSAFE Logic terminal, make it possible to adapt the TwinSAFE system more specifically to exact requirements of a machine concept as well as to a broader spectrum of programmable safety

  • Product

    Mitsubishi Electric Automation Handheld Models

    March 11, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    Mitsubishi Electric Automation now offers handheld models for its GOT2000 Series. The GT25 Handy GOT, offered in 5.7-inch and 6.5-inch models, connects to industrial automation devices, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives, servos and temperature controllers. The handheld

  • Most Important Asset for CMMS/EAM: PEOPLE

    February 25, 2019 by Erika Mazza

    The importance of people’s reliability on your asset data integrity. Even though we are entering the era of IIoT and smart machines, the reality is that most organizations are using Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) or an Enterprise Asset Management

  • Product

    ABB Dodge Food Safe Bearings

    February 25, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    ABB launched Dodge Food Safe mounted ball bearings, designed to withstand caustic, high-pressure cleaning and sanitation processes. The bearings are first industrial bearings to achieve IP69 water protection rating without use of an end cover. Also are only bearings to

  • Are Bearings Explosion Proof?

    February 18, 2019 by Douglas Martin

    The question posed in the title is one that I have been asked a couple of times and is not easy to answer. If one looks at any technical documentation from a bearing manufacturer, nothing is written about it. Yet

  • News Industry

    Eaton Expands North America Portfolio

    January 28, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Eaton Vehicle Group’s Aftermarket division has reached a distribution agreement with Bezares SA, becoming North American master distributor for its mobile power hydraulic portfolio. Eaton will also provide post-sale service and support through Roadranger field team. “Our customer relationships provide

  • Benefits of Bearing Remanufacturing

    January 28, 2019 by

    When it makes sense to remanufacture bearings instead of getting them new. Challenge A 1,000 MW coal-fired power stationidentified six pulverizer roll wheel bearings that needed replacement before the pulverizer could return to service, a very real problem since the

  • Product

    High Speed Mag Drill

    January 23, 2019 by Mario Cywinski

    Hougen Manufacturing, Inc., portable magnetic drill, HMD906, is high-speed and designed to take advantage of carbide annular cutters. Carbide tooling is more effective at drilling holes when turned at a higher RPM. HMD906 comes in two arbor configurations. First arbor

  • Product

    Cast-Iron Three-Phase AC Motors

    January 16, 2019 by MRO Magazine

    IronHorse MTCP2 industrial duty motors are offered in T-Frame (one to 300 horsepower) and TC-Frame/C-Face (one to 30 hp), with C-face kits are available for motors over 30hp. They are available in 1200, 1800, and 3600 rpm and have Totally