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The Power of Wireless Machinery Protection

Posted by TechStar on May 15, 2024 8:55:00 AM

In the fast-paced and demanding landscape of process industries, maintaining operational efficiency is paramount. Any disruption, no matter how small, can cascade into significant downtime, lost production, and hefty repair costs. However, with the advent of wireless machinery protection solutions, such as SKF Axios, industries ranging from chemical plants to paper mills are experiencing a transformative shift in how they manage and safeguard their critical equipment.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, SKF

Monitoring Auxiliary Machines In Pulp & Paper

Posted by TechStar on Apr 24, 2024 2:25:00 PM

The myriad number of machines used in producing pulp and paper that are considered as balance-of-plant or auxiliary machinery. Here you will see a number of machines that are not adequately monitored or not monitored at all but still have a sizable impact on maintenance costs, production downtime and quality. Where are these machines, and what kind of cost-effective monitoring solution would be needed to monitor them?

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, BK Vibro

Condition Monitoring For Industrial Processes

Posted by TechStar on Dec 18, 2023 2:23:00 PM

Condition Monitoring is a necessity in all process industries. Our monitoring solutions for safety, condition and performance monitoring of rotating machinery in many applications in industries such as steel, mining, cement, pulp and paper, maritime and other industries: 

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Topics: Safety, vibration, Condition Monitoring, BK Vibro

How BK Vibro Monitors The Heart of A Cement Plant

Posted by TechStar on Mar 13, 2023 12:46:00 PM

FLSmidth has recently selected the VCM-3 field monitor from Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) as an OEM installation on their cement kilns. This applies to both new customers requesting comprehensive monitoring capabilities, as well as a retrofit on existing kilns. These high quality, high performance kilns can now deliver optimal uptime by utilizing a dedicated vibration condition monitoring solution. Extensive research and development was done in collaboration with the project teams, where FLSmidth provided expertise on the equipment design, operation, maintenance and failure modes, and on their existing monitoring techniques, while B&K Vibro provided their expertise on data acquisition and processing, and optimizing measurement techniques for early and reliable fault detection.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, BK Vibro

How Does Vibration Analysis Help?

Posted by TechStar on Sep 7, 2022 8:08:00 AM

Written By Austin Miller & The Vibration Guys

Vibration Analysis is an important maintenance tool that is often used to monitor the overall condition of heavy industrial machinery. Vibration Analysis allows you to detect issues that can lead to equipment failure, breakdowns, and shutdowns. This process will show errors and faults before the machinery starts to display any noticeable signs of failure. Therefore, you will know exactly which areas of the machine need to be maintained before it becomes a major problem.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, techstar, The Vibration Guys

Sushi Sensor: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by TechStar on Dec 21, 2021 12:37:00 PM

Plant managers are continuous on the lookout for ways to improve the productivity and efficiency of plant processes. There is a growing need for solutions that simplify the collection of data from equipment. Yokogawa realized this demand in the process industry. Hence in 2019, the Sushi Sensor – a compact, wireless sensor for measuring vibration and temperature – was launched. This smart sensor is also optimized for Industrial IoT applications (IIoT). But what makes the Sushi Sensor special? For which assets are they applicable to and how does it realize preventive maintenance? In this blog, we’re going to answer 7 frequently asked questions about the Sushi Sensor.

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Topics: Yokogawa, Wireless Sensor, vibration, Condition Monitoring, Temperature Solutions, Pressure Solutions, Sushi Sensor

Condition & Vibration Monitoring Solutions For The General Industry

Posted by TechStar on Sep 1, 2021 8:09:00 AM

For industries such as steel, mining, cement, pulp and paper, maritime and others, our monitoring solutions for rotating machinery are in use in many applications around the world. They all require dedicated monitoring solutions and strategies:

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, BK Vibro

Turning Big Data Into Actions

Posted by TechStar on Aug 11, 2021 11:41:00 AM

Today, terabytes of signal data are being generated from sensors embedded in industrial equipment. The capability to handle such large streams of data and draw actionable conclusions from is a task that requires artificial intelligence.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, SKF

Jeremy Morton: TechStar’s New Condition Monitoring and Mechanical Solutions Expert

Posted by TechStar on May 14, 2018 10:14:34 AM

We have recently made changes to our condition monitoring product line, including acquiring a new partnership with a condition monitoring manufacturer and hiring a new full-time condition monitoring expert to support our new offerings. We are extremely proud to announce Jeremy Morton as our new condition monitoring and mechanical solutions leader. Jeremy has over 15 years of experience providing asset performance management and condition monitoring and protection solutions to a wide range of end users in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation industries.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, SKF

TechStar and SKF Announce New Partnership for Vibration and Condition Monitoring Product Line

Posted by TechStar on May 7, 2018 12:34:29 PM

Houston, TX – January 1, 2018: SKF Machine Health Products, a global manufacturer of vibration and condition monitoring equipment, announced a new partnership with TechStar, the leading full-service manufacturer representative company catering to the Texas and Oklahoma area. Together, SKF and TechStar plan to bring a new full-service offering to the vibration and condition monitoring market.

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Topics: vibration, Condition Monitoring, SKF

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