machine monitoring software Articles

  • 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

  • Software Provides Insight into Solvent Recovery Operation

    When World Color Press, Dyersburg, TN, decided to replace its outdated computerized supervisory control system for its large solvent recovery operation, it turned to AMCEC Inc., Lisle, IL. World Color Press wanted a system that would provide uncomplicated screens and flexible graphic importing. It also wanted to avoid long hours of training. A solution was found in an object-based automation ...

  • Software Solutions: Interactive CD-ROM Comes of Age

     Safety & Regulatory Compliance training is more important today than ever before. As costs from workplace injuries continue to increase and machines and processes are more complex, agencies like OSHA, DOT and the EPA continually require training (and retraining) on any number of topics. All of this makes it difficult for employers to keep up with the need for training. In fact, the ...


  • 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

  • New Condition Monitoring and Analysis System VDAU-6000

    Brüel & Kjær Vibro announces the world-wide release of the new VDAU-6000. This state-of-the-art condition monitoring system provides an economical alternative to rack-based systems for condition monitoring of rotating machinery, in particular auxiliary machines and balance-of-plant applications. The high density 16-channel parallel processing functionality also lends itself to the ...


    By Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH

  • PureAire Oxygen (O2) Monitor Used in MRI Rooms Around The World

    In the early 1980’s, there were 12 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines in use.  Today, there are approximately 25,000 around the globe. One item in common is their use of Helium. Liquid Helium is most often associated with party balloons and funny voices, but 20% of the world supply of this super-cooled gas is used in MRI equipment. Liquid helium is extremely cold ...

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • New Renishaw manual CMM upgrade option

    Renishaw is pleased to announce the launch of its MODUS 2 manual CMM upgrade kits. These enable users of manual CMMs to increase productivity, reduce inspection lead times and optimise the operation of their manual machine with a retrofit supplied and supported directly by Renishaw. The MODUS 2 MMI (Manual Machine Interface) provides an easy to use tool to access sophisticated measurement ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Variable frequency drive energy saving on air compressors

    When we are looking for an innovative way to make its rotary-screw compressors more energy efficient and operator-friendly, they turned to Gozuk, Low-Voltage VFDs. In addition to supplying VFDs to control the speed and torque of the AF-series compressors, the Gozuk project team designed software to control the system pressure, air delivery, oil temperature and duty cycle directly from the VFD. ...


    By Variable Frequency Drives

  • Upgrading Firmware and Retrieving Data on a dataTaker DT8x Using a USB Drive

     Convenient USB Transfer Saves You Time and Hassle Many manufacturers and organizations use dataTaker data loggers for their machine monitoring, temperature profiling, remote monitoring, and other applications. The dataTaker DT8X product line offers you the convenient ability to use a USB stick to handle useful ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • The business value of doing the math

    Under the impulse of trends like ‘big data’, MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is broadening its scope, from the technical disciplines to other – more business- and service-oriented – domains. To promote the broad spectrum of applications for its tools and their role in improving the effectiveness of R&D ...

  • Strict Security Requirements and an Extensive Headquarters Location Lead Allstate to Select eSight

    Bringing in over $32 billion in revenue in 2011, Allstate is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer and one of the country's leading insurers in urban areas. Allstate encompases more than 70,000 professionals made up of employees, agency owners, and staff. Allstate helps nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and prepare for tomorrow.   The ...


    By eSight Energy

  • New advances in planning a bore

    Software helps take out the guesswork Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is challenging and difficult work fraught with unknown obstacles. While it’s not possible to eliminate every obstacle, bore planning software tools developed by drill manufacturers can help small and large contractors create a bore plan that may help minimize risks. Bore planning software was ...


    By Vermeer

  • Helium and MRI Rooms Around the World

    Helium gas is something most people feel fairly familiar with.  Children are enthralled with the magical beauty of a floating balloon, watching it reach toward the sky and hoping not to lose their grip on the string.  Helium feels safe, and while people surround themselves with flying wonders filled with this lightweight gas, the real magic of helium is taking ...

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • Opening the envelope on bearing vibration

    A sophisticated signal processing technique can help to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage. Chris Hansford, Managing Director at Hansford Sensors, explains. Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that is does not ‘sound right’. The same principle can be applied – using modern electronics – to identify the exact cause ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Interview with Christian Schwär in Neue Verpackung

    Interview with Christian Schwär, Sales Manager of OEM Packaging for German-speaking Countries at Nordson Deutschland GmbH, Erkrath "OEMs are becoming more and more global" As a technology market leader in packaging applications with hot melts—for example, in end-of-line applications--US-based ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Mercury Emissions From The Disposal of Fluorescent Lamps

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available to the public a study containing information relating to its Proposed Rule addressing the management of mercury-containing lamps under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle C hazardous waste management system published in the Federal Register on July 27, 1994, 59 FR 39288. The study consists of an electronic model and ...

  • Rising offshore plant capacities lead to greater data-based O&M gains

    The growing size of offshore wind farms provides greater scope for data optimisation during Operations and Maintenance, while software solutions can also help mitigate risk during the development phase, Marcus Ihle, Senior Consultant at Outsmart, said. Further gains could be made if operators share more data from their growing databases with other plant owners, Ihle said. The ...

  • Cerex introduces the new AirSentry FTIR Open Path Analyzer

    Cerex Monitoring Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the third generation model AirSentry FTIR multi-gas open path FTIR analyzer. The decision was made to fully redesign the analyzer to take full advantage of advances in hardware and software technology. The third generation design represents a full reconfiguration of the instrument. Goals were to reduce initial and operating costs ...

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