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Developments in level measurement technology
Charlie Sorbo, Level Product Manager for Gems Sensors and Controls, looks at the development of level measurement components and the recent innovations that are boosting performance and efficiency.
How to achieve optimum bearing performance in gearboxes
Bearings for modern industrial drive systems must deliver efficient and reliable performance even in the most demanding of environments. NSKreveals a focus on continuously improving products.
What are IEC 60034-1 electric motor duty cycles?
Motor Technology Ltd offers the following advice relating to duty cycles for electric motors.
The big challenge for operators of ever-larger wind turbines
The increasing demand for wind energy is driving the development of bigger turbines, which require larger gearbox components. The latest component technology – in particular, separable high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings – is supporting the development of these larger turbines, says Phil Burge, Country Communication Manager at SKF.
Measuring vibration for automation protection
Chris Hansford, Managing Director of Hansford Sensors, discusses the importance of preserving high levels of performance in automation equipment and how this can be achieved using reliable vibration measurement equipment.
Measuring shaft torque in challenging environments
Measuring torque on rotating shafts on a test rig is one thing, but the environmental challenges of real-world applications can quickly impact on the functionality and reliability of torque transducers, as Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology explains.
Sustainability and efficiency for pumps
Pumps are energy-hungry devices that make life difficult for engineering operators who are attempting to build sustainability. However, innovations in processes, management and technology are all enabling manufacturers to reduce waste and increase the productivity of pumps, and of plant as a whole. Andy Cruse of ERIKS explains how initiatives such as an organised action plan will significantly maximise pump efficiency.
Vibration monitoring in marine engine management
Challenges such as rising fuel prices and more rigorous emissions regulations have posed problems for marine operators in recent years. In the face of such challenges, a proactive vibration monitoring programme is one of the most effective options that can be applied, says Chris Hansford, Managing Director, Hansford Sensors.