The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
This webinar will give a brief introduction to planetary gearboxes. Focus will be held on calculations for a simple planetary gearbox stage regarding RPM, GMF, ratios etc. An example with a multistage planetary gearbox will also be explored.
- Anders Hultman
- SPM Instrument AB
Many small gearboxes are considered to be replaceable but the downtime they cause cannot be replaced. Oftentimes these gearboxes, though small, are critical to an operation. For example, a breakdown in a conveyor gearbox, burnt out the conveyor belt and brought a large mining site to a halt at a cost of $21,000,000 USD. Learn what tools you can use to perform 2-minute visual checks and oil analysis that can give you information to stay on top of your equipment reliability and manage risk.
- Bernie Hall
As predictive maintenance teams in industrial facilities strive for a more complete picture of their equipment’s health, high frequency vibration measurements have become a crucial addition to identify faults such as motor and pump bearing defects and gear tooth inconsistencies in high-speed gearboxes. As a result, there is an upsurge in demand for vibration sensors with a high frequency response.
- Meredith Christman
- PCB Piezotronics
A small number of semiconductor manufacturers have overcome the noise, bandwidth and g-Range shortcomings commonly associated with MEMS sensors used in Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) by producing several medium and high-performance MEMS vibration sensors with the latter being comparable to piezo accelerometers.
- Chris Murphy
- Analog Devices, Inc
In the field of vibration analysis, it is often argued that slow rotating components are the most challenging to monitor. When they are monitored, poor decisions and delayed detection are the result. However, just as with easily detectable high speed component faults, slow rotating components can have equal, if not better, success in early detection and prognosis.
- Cameron Misegadis
- ONYX InSight
Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
Condition-based monitoring (CbM) is the Industry 4.0 equivalent of wearable fitness devices. With the explosion of connectivity comes the opportunity to observe the physical world like never before and to see physical processes in action, in real time, in fine detail. In industrial....
- Stuart Servis
- Analog Devices