Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
In the mining industry reclaimers are used at stockyards and ports, as materials handling equipment for loading trains and ships. These are critical equipment for maintaining throughput and a severe break down can easily run into millions of dollars of lost revenue and should be avoided. A failure in the bucket wheel bearings or drive units can put reclaimer out of service for many days.
- Hiren Limbachiya
- ONYX InSight
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
New Single-Pair Ethernet: High-Quality Asset Health Insights and Power on Two Wires for Condition Monitoring Applications
Condition monitoring applications continue to grow in importance, as equipment manufacturers look to increase asset utilization with real-time monitoring of equipment, extend equipment lifespans, and increase throughput by utilizing predictive maintenance techniques to reduce maintenance costs and asset downtime..
- Maurice O'Brien
- Analog Devices, Inc
This presentation introduces the concept of HD condition monitoring technology, showing how it has been used to detect bearing damage in a low-speed gearbox. The presentation describes the spalling process in bearings with supporting photos of real bearing damages and suitable techniques for early damage detection.
- Tim Sundstrom
- SPM Instrument
Using the same concept of a trifecta (three factors for success), this article provides companies with the winning strategies of motor maintenance, focusing on the three reliability tasks for electric motor testing and the order in which they should be applied.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
The last couple of years have been tough for many mining and quarrying companies, with erratic commodity prices, mineral grade decline and increasingly strict government regulation being just some of the issues that have hit profitability...
- Chris Hansford
- Hansford Sensors
The Mosaic Company is a leader in crop nutrition and aims to help the world grow the food it needs. Reliability is essential to the company’s mission, and lubrication is a crucial part of its condition monitoring program...
The goal of equipment condition monitoring is to increase equipment availability, increase product yield and quality, and reduce maintenance cost by...
- Forrest Pardue