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Motors Week: Brushes, Sparking, and Machine Maintenance

November 17, 2014 12:04 pm | by M.S. May, Speer Carbon Co. (currently E-Carbon America, a Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. company) | Articles | Comments

The carbon brush is a crucial piece to keep machines operating efficiently. However, “the little brush gets all the blame” is a statement commonly heard in the industry, but the blame is usually misdirected. One common problem is sparking at the brush face, which is usually the first symptom of trouble elsewhere.

Breaking the Lubrication Mentality Barrier

November 14, 2014 10:33 am | by Stacy Heston, Senior Project Manager – Reliability Services at Des-Case | Articles | Comments

When implementing a lubrication program, the Monitor & Control phase can make or break your...

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 4.6 Percent in September

November 13, 2014 9:46 am | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting...

How a Labeling Solution Saved a U.S. Manufacturer Millions

November 10, 2014 10:14 am | by Josh Roffman | Articles | Comments

With operations and partners worldwide, Hypertherm was experiencing significant growth, however...

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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Material Handling Equipment

October 28, 2014 10:26 am | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Undoubtedly, maintaining material handling equipment requires an investment of time and money, however, the alternative cost for not maintaining equipment will be much higher since it will lead to the following issues: lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need to replace equipment.

Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment

October 27, 2014 10:26 am | by Jeffrey Cohen | Articles | Comments

Although the price to acquire the equipment is important for buyers to consider, there are other long-term costs outside of the equipment purchase price that buyers should also take into account before finalizing their purchase.       

Best Practices for Bearing Protection

September 26, 2014 9:22 am | by Adam Willwerth | Articles | Comments

Perhaps someday all motors will be built so well that there will be no more electrical bearing damage. Until that day comes, motor repair shops will continue to replace bearings eroded by voltages induced by variable frequency drives (VFDs, commonly known as inverters).

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What's Hot in Dryers

September 22, 2014 9:53 am | by Tia Nowack | Articles | Comments

Compressed air is found in almost any manufacturing environment. Often referred to as the “fourth utility,” it is widely used in control systems and for powering pneumatic equipment. In order for these systems to perform properly, the air must be dry. 

September 2014: How Lean is Your Workstation?

September 17, 2014 2:29 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we show you the power of innovation and vision with ORG Chem Group, the importance of integrating workstations into Lean process flow, and investigate where the optimum place to manufacture really is.

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 1.1% in July

September 10, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing (AMT) & The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) | News | Comments

July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                           

Stillwater Scales Back Work At Canadian Mine Site

September 3, 2014 3:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.                                         

Storing, Lifting and Guarding Solutions from Wildeck

August 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Wildeck, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Contact the only U.S. manufacturer who can provide storing, lifting and guarding solutions.                                               

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Atlas Copco Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Atlascopcosaurus

August 15, 2014 1:33 pm | News | Comments

It’s not clear how the unnamed dinosaur died 100-120 million years ago, but it’s been only 30 since he finally encountered a predator he couldn’t outrun: Atlas Copco equipment.                     

Cranes Are Easily Installed Workstation Solutions

July 24, 2014 2:23 pm | by EMH - Engineered Material Handling | Product Releases | Comments

Light weight aluminum track profiles, exclusive EMH t-slot design, anodized enclosed rails and anti-kick-up nylon wheels are all contributing benefits that provide maintenance-free workstation solutions. 

Giant, Portable Mobile Crane

July 18, 2014 10:02 am | by Air Technical Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Air Technical Industries, Inc. has developed the Port-O-Giant Mobile Crane with special features to provide increased lift height and available features for outdoor use or hazardous applications. 

New Wheel Options for Scaffold Casters

July 9, 2014 10:12 am | by The Revvo Caster Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring zero offset for added stability and safety, SJE Series casters are designed for building and refitting scaffolds. 

Heavy-Duty Safety Cabinets

July 1, 2014 3:12 pm | by JOBOX | Product Releases | Comments

The new JOBOX cabinets take fire safety to a new level by combining fire resistance with exceptional safety, durability and security. 

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Maintenance-free Systems for the Packaging Industry

June 30, 2014 11:21 am | by igus | Product Releases | Comments

Plastics maker igus is presenting a range of new products specially developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. 

Universal Hinge Mount Safety Gate

June 26, 2014 4:20 pm | by FabEnCo | Product Releases | Comments

This new gate, The G Series, is available in galvanized carbon steel, carbon steel with safety yellow powder coat and stainless steel.

June 2014: Manufacturing Jobs Report

June 23, 2014 11:04 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we investigate the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad, and we explore technological advancements in infrared applications and conveyor systems.

Organizing Inventory to Keep Product Flowing

June 16, 2014 3:19 pm | Articles | Comments

Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools, gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming.                         

Mini-load Collapsible Tote

June 16, 2014 11:43 am | by ORBIS Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This reusable, system-ready tote injects a high-level of user-friendly mobility into the supply chain — driving sustainability and optimization and reducing costs. 

Conveyor Solutions That Keep Your Products Moving

June 13, 2014 11:21 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Following is a sample of some of the newest conveyor technology that’s available on the market right now, including food-safe options, control system and maintenance kits.                       

Mobile Yard Ramps

June 13, 2014 10:04 am | by Leum Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

These colossal, yet maneuverable workhorses are designed to handle the daily rigors of trailer and forklift impact loads. 

Filter Press Hoppers

June 12, 2014 11:04 am | by Jesco Industries Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The specialty filter press hopper by Jesco Industries is used after the waste water has been eliminated and the filter cake is left.

Zero Hydraulics on Zero Low-Lifts

June 5, 2014 4:39 pm | by Air Technical Industries (ATI) | Product Releases | Comments

The lift is powered by an electric motor with lifting action by machine or ball screw instead of hydraulics.

Caster Connection Rolls Out New eCommerce Site

May 22, 2014 12:04 pm | by Caster Connection, Inc. | News | Comments

Caster Connection rolled out a new, more client-friendly version of its website in order to better serve current and prospective clients.                                 

May 2014: High-Tech Material Transport

May 22, 2014 10:36 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we visit America's oldest continuously operating paper mill, talk to experts about ways to improve Lean efforts, and showcase advancements in the material handling industry.

The High-Tech Side of Material Transport

May 21, 2014 12:11 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Not only is automation helpful for increasing the efficiency of a plant, but it can also help prevent costly mistakes, leading to product waste and recalls.                            

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