Spreading The Word On Oil Mist Lubrication: Part 2

In the first installment of this article, we documented the first successful application of oil mist lubrication in an Italian refinery, the Raffineria di...
Kansas

Local Motor Shop Helps Kansas Water Authority Solve Bearing-Damage Problem

Dan Biby learned it all the hard way. An ordeal concerning several inverter-controlled pump motors with bearing damage made him a believer...

Getting the Most from Your Bearings: Part 2 of 2

For mechanical design of a fluid film bearing, the bearing designer must not only consider the proper sizing of the bearing to handle the...

Highly Efficient Motor for Peristaltic Pumps

Forty percent of the world’s electricity generated today is used solely to power electric motors. In addition, over 40 percent of such electricity is...
IR Test

Benefits of Permanently Installed Automatic Insulation Resistance (IR) Testing: Part 1 of 3

Since over 80 percent of electrical maintenance testing involves evaluating insulation integrity, Insulation Resistance Testing (IR) is a very important test. This is because...
Dynamatic

Extending the Life of Eddy Current Variable Speed Drive Systems

Figure 1: Original Dynamatic® Assembling Drawings Eddy current drive technology can be a reliable proven alternative to traditional VFDs. An eddy current drive controls speed...

Addressing the Water-Energy Efficiency Nexus through Variable Frequency Drives

Today, critical processes in water, wastewater and irrigation activities jointly use more than 55 billion kilowatt-hours per year, according to estimates from the U.S....

Element Inspection Criteria for Couplings

Baldor-Dodge Raptor’s easy to assemble, patent-pending split rubber element significantly decreases total cost of ownership and extends driven equipment life. Designed for drop-in interchangeability,...

Driven Toward Innovation

Ferdinand Porsche is best known today for the sports cars that bear his name, but, among other engineering breakthroughs, he also built the first...

Shedding Light on Submersibles

Recent changes in solar pumping technology have the potential to turn the market on its head. For years, solar-powered pumping systems have been used...