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Condition-Based Maintenance will not stop your Machines from Failing

The ultimate goal for anyone in industrial maintenance should be to gain the optimum, full life of our machine assets. To do this we need to make changes to our current maintenance processes or at least the way a lot of plants are doing things. I see a lot of companies have some variation of a condition-based maintenance program but are scratching their heads on why they still get machine failures. They are not wrong in doing condition-based maintenance but that alone will not stop your machines from failing. First, let me explain why condition monitoring works.

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Why it’s Important to Network with the Easy-Laser Family

Figure 1 (above) – John Lambert, Giorgio Tomljanovic and Mauro Regali enjoy a night out during the annual Easy-Laser Sales meeting in 2006.

I recently had a colleague reach out to me to ask a question on bore alignment. He is based in Europe and is one of the newer Easy-Laser distributors. He wanted to know if you could use a shaft alignment system to do bore alignment. He had an E710 and he needed to do this work quickly so there wasn’t time to get the correct laser system or the bracketing. I explained that it is technically doable but not the preferred method. The reason for this, is if you are hand moving both measuring units inside the bore, the chances of you getting repeatability can be very difficult.

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Easy-Laser in the Wind Power Industry

Flange Flatness Measurement Innovation with an eye on Safety

Easy-Laser® is one of the world’s largest suppliers of laser measurement systems to the wind power industry. The company is also an innovative leader in the development of the spin technology laser system (see E915 Flange flatness Measurement Tool) that allows the flange flatness measurement of a tower to be performed by one technician instead of two. This obviously reduces the cost (labor), the E915 is also wireless which means the flange flatness measurement can be completed in less than half the time. This is a value to the customers who need fast and accurate results, especially after corrections or re-work is done. These are just a few reasons why Easy-Laser’s flange flatness measurement tools have become an industry standard.

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Standard Approach – New Guidelines on Shaft Alignment and Machinery Installation

The new standards in shaft alignment and machinery installation are a must-have for anyone involved in rotating machinery.

Without a doubt the most important aspect for rotating machinery is the installation or re-installation of the machine. There are other factors, such as operational procedure and design faults – even incorrect lubrication – however, the main factor is the installation.

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Machine Life Expectancy – What should the maintenance organization focus on?

You can also find this article it in MRO Magazine’s December Digital Edition here.

Recently I have been seeing the P to F interval curve popping up a lot on my LinkedIn feed and in articles that I have read. It was a concept that I was first introduced to when I was implementing Reliability Centred Maintenance into the Engineering and Maintenance department at the plant where I worked at the time. It was a great idea, that if done correctly is maintenance benefit. Why, because its cost savings and cost avoidance. Let me explain this.

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Maintaining Growth in the Wind Power Industry

You cannot say it’s a new industry because its been around for quite some time however, you can call it a growth industry because yes, it’s still growing. In fact, I can see it getting bigger. My reason for this is that I can see some remote communities taking advantage of this technology, technology that is improving with better power storage for example. I can also see some large manufacturing plants generating their own power to save on the costs because as we know, power is expensive to buy. I cannot say that we are there yet but as costs come down it looks like a viable alternative to what we do now in many cases.

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