machine monitoring Articles

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • Case study: Innovative portable package wastewater treatment plants

    DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A. has designed, engineered and is currently producing a new series of State of the Art Portable Sewage Treatment Plants (PSTP), incorporating advanced Ultra-Filtration (MBR) technology. These Plants are used for multiple “emergency” & “short-term” purposes with the ability to re-use the treated effluent. The particular Portable STP can be easily ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • Ferrography Made Easy With The FerroCheck 2000

    The measurement and trending of abnormal ferrous wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is arguably the most significant indicator of machinery health and a key predictor of catastrophic machinery failure. There are several methods available to measure the ferrous content of lubrication oil. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Blind separation of vibration components in machine monitoring

    The paper presents an approach for machine vibration analysis and health monitoring using blind source separation (BSS). By this approach, the investigated problem is transferred from the original space of the measurements to the space of independent sources, where the reduced number of components will simplify the analysis problem and where different methods can be applied for scalar signals. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring network optimisation for spatial data classification using support vector machines

    The paper presents a novel method for monitoring network optimisation, based on a recent machine learning technique known as support vector machine. It is problem-oriented in the sense that it directly answers the question of whether the advised spatial location is important for the classification model. The method can be used to increase the accuracy of classification models by taking a small ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forensic engineering for machine foundations

    Machine foundations are dynamically loaded structures whose response depends on a number of parameters such as strength, stiffness, mass, damping, soil–structure interaction and fatigue. Performance–based designs and evaluation procedures are gaining popularity particularly with respect to structures that have been built using codal provisions existing a few decades back. Enhancement of knowledge ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Black Box for Electrical Machines

    Abstract This article describes a specific monitoring system for electrical machines, called black box for electrical machines (Electrical Machines Black Box, EMBB).  Detailed analysis about problems of harmful working conditions that can occur on all electrical machines has been made. Based on these data and on measurement and control ...

  • Machining Coolant Recycling: Unidrive

     Unidrive Pty Ltd undertake extensive machining operations during the production of automotive components. In the past this resulted in the generation of 20,000 litres of waste coolant every week. By implementing a coolant recovery and recycling system, Unidrive have saved approximately $179,000 per annum as a result of more efficient coolant usage and management. ...


  • Franking machines and the environment

    Despite the fact franking mail requires a machine, this does not mean that they are extremely harmful to the environment. When looking at which franking machine to purchase make sure they are manufactured with concern for the environment both during, and after, their working life. In setting its own environmental emission objectives and targets via its management system the franking machine ...


    By Office Clearance Company Ltd

  • Distribution system insulator monitoring using video surveillance and support vector machines for complex background images

    Development of substation monitoring system (SMS) with improved features for substation automation purposes has become one of the potential areas of research particularly in developing countries like India. The unending SMS automation systems usually incorporate protection of the distribution system from different faults based on monitoring of parameters, such as voltage, current and so forth. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asbestos monitoring – what monitor should I be using?

    Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibres that can be separated into thin threads and woven. These fibres are not affected by heat and do not conduct electricity. Asbestos is chemically, relatively stable. For these reasons, asbestos has been widely used in many industries.  These four types are classified as follows:  ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • The future is condition monitoring

    It’s been a big month here at Hansford Sensors. We kicked off November by celebrating our 10thanniversary, during which time we were playfully predicting what our company may look like in another decade. While our thoughts on this are strictly hypothetical at this stage, thanks to the release of a new report we now have a better idea of the state of the condition monitoring ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Monitoring in the near future

    Take a look into the lab to see how commercialization of advanced environmental sensory capability is about to happen. Being asked to describe technology breakthroughs in environmental sensors with applications like air and water monitoring prompts the obvious question, 'If the first micro-machined gas chromatograph was demonstrated in 1979, why didn't the environmental sensor market experience ...


    By AHC Group

  • The vibration monitoring evolution

    A recent report from Markets & Markets estimated that demand for vibration monitoring systems will reach nearly $1.5 billion by 2020. That’s a staggering increase of around 50% compared with today – with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6.5%. Is this growth a big surprise though? As a company that has seen first hand the rapid evolution of the ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Leak in Soda Machines

    Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is a very well known gas type but not everyone knows how deadly it is. Most people know it as a gas that humans exhale but commercially, it is manufactured and shipped as a liquefied compressed gas or is used as dry ice in its solid form. A common use of CO2 gas is in soda fountain machines to carbonate soft drinks by pressurizing the CO2 ...

  • Detection of inter-coil short circuits in Synchronous Machine armature winding on the basis of analysis of machine magnetic field

    Abstract This paper deals with detection of inter-coil short circuits in the synchronous machine armature winding, for the machines having the armature winding with coils, based on the analysis of the magnetic field present in the machine. Applying FEM (finite element method) to the generator model, magnetic field wave forms in the machine have been calculated for every point ...

  • Monitor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) with PPM Technology’s IAQ Monitor

    Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOC’s is one of numerous sensor options that can be incorporated into PPM Technology’s ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Case Study: Precision Machine Shop Eliminates Sewer Discharge

    Samsco Water Evaporator enables both cost reduction and elimination of sewer discharge. TEC, Inc. (Rockville, MD), providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and precision machining, for more than thirty years, has partnered with many well-known technology companies to meet their need for superior quality, precision metal products.  Their offerings range from simple metal components to ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Trace Oxygen measuring systems for Reflow and Wave solder machines

    Systech Illinois are the only company that has the option of RACE™ cell technology. What is the RACE™ cell? It is a patented dual cell technology which employs a second fuel cell to protect the first cell from being exposed to high concentrations of O2. What does it do?  ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Case study - Green Machine uses biomass to put power back on the grid

    St. Helena Island, South Carolina Gross Power Output: up to 43kWe Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 160 - 235°F Hot Water Flow: 150 GPM     Cold Water Input: 68°F Cold Water Flow: 150 GPM In fall 2010, American Capital Resources Company installed ElectraTherm’s heat-to-power Green Machine, for generating power from ...


    By ElectraTherm

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