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How to detect bearing failures using vibration
Dr Steve Lacey, the engineering manager at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd, explains how rolling bearing vibration - which can result from geometrical imperfections caused during the manufacturing process, defects on the rolling surfaces or geometrical errors in associated components - can be used to detect early failures.
How to ensure machine repairs are truly economical
Brian Sims, internal sales manager at Moog, gives us an insight into industrial repair programmes and argues that companies should consider authentic offerings rather than the quick-fix alternatives.
Predicting the future of the pneumatics industry
Ray Barnes, Managing Director of Hoerbiger-Origa, looks back at the pneumatics industry in a series of ten-year increments and looks to what the future might hold.
The benefits of web-enabled industrial control systems
Jeremy Shinton of Mitsubishi Electric discusses the potential advantages of using web-enabled industrial control systems.
How engineers benefit from integrated automation
Dave Withenshaw of Rockwell Automation presents the argument in favour of an integrated automation environment in which items of equipment communicate with each other and, more importantly, communications extend to the enterprise level.
Controller and recorder selection for food and beverage plant
Martin Binney, product manager for recording and control products at ABB Limited, provides advice about selecting control and recording equipment for food and beverage processes.
Batch monitoring helps to prevent product recalls
Les Slocombe, product manager for field products at ABB Limited, discusses how batch monitoring and recording can play a key role in preventing and containing any potential product problems.
New applications for electronic data recorders
Alan Hunt, the product manager for recorders and controllers at ABB, explains how developments in electronic data recording technology are opening up new possibilities for the collection, storage and retrieval of process data.
Choosing the right window for infrared temperature sensors
Geoff Chapman of Calex Electronics discusses the selection of windows in applications where infrared sensors are used to measure temperatures.
Thermocouples in modern temperature measurement
Ken Jefferies of Labfacility argues that thermocouples, despite their humble origins, are still a versatile and valuable way of measuring temperature, especially in industrial applications.
What you need to know about temperature calibration
Ken Jefferies from Labfacility explains temperature calibration procedures and equipment, and how to choose the right technique, depending on the conflicting requirements for accuracy and ease of use.
The benefits of using soft starts on motors
This article from Softstart explains why soft starters are being specified on equipment for which they were previously not being considered.