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Best Practices

05 May 2015

Best Practices Part No Longer Available

Best Practices Series: Sorry, that part is no longer available

It’s a phrase that can send chills down the spine of even the most hardened maintenance worker. The production line is down... a key part needs to be replaced to get the line back up. Wonder of wonders, you find the label on the problem product is still intact and the part number is actually legible.

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12 March 2015

Best Practices Back to Basics Group

Best Practices Series Back To The Basics Soft Starting High Inertia Loads

Some older technologies can still bring value to a wide range of applications. So it is with two mechanical devices that are commonly used for soft starting high inertia loads. While both technologies are mature, both can still add value to high performance systems.

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30 October 2014

Best Practices Proper Product Selection and Sizing

Critical Factors for Proper Product Selection and Sizing

“Well begun is half done”, a quote that most reference materials attribute to Aristotle, certainly applies when selecting mechanical power transmission products. A selection process that is well thought out at the start can ensure that the product selected will be properly sized and appropriate to the application at hand.

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08 September 2014

Best Practices Manuals

Manuals Save You Time and Money

Chances are that you know someone on your maintenance staff that relies totally on their experience, while disregarding the need to read manuals. They just plow ahead and try to make things work; and the fact is that as often as not, they are able to make things work. One of the reasons companies have application support departments is that while most of us can make things work, we don’t always get them to work well!

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12 August 2013

HOW TO SELECT THE BEST COUPLING FOR…

The common causes of true angular misalignment are when one of the connected shafts is compliantly mounted; for example, when it is located by a self-aligning bearing.

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