What does a flexible bellows coupling do? Is fatigue failure a concern with the applications this product is used for? What are some of the applications this type of product has been used in? What are some of the misalignments, and torques a bellows coupling can compensate for?...More
NFPA 79 is the U.S. Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery and is referenced by the National Electrical Code under Article 670. NFPA 79 encompasses all of the machines’ electrical and electronic...More
Many things can affect the life and performance of electrical cables, oil is one of the most damaging. Used as a coolant and lubricant in many industrial and infrastructure settings, oil can inflict molecular...More
The assumption that hardwiring will minimize wire installation costs turns out to be wrong. If you design or build industrial machines, you probably know all about hardwiring. It remains the most common way to...More
Imagine only seeing the world in grayscale. So much would be hidden from view. Color opens our eyes to a world of detail. In machine vision technology detail is critical. Color imaging provides key information that...More
When you combine the brains of machine vision with robot muscle, you unleash a formidable manufacturing system that delivers extreme precision, dramatically increases throughput, and ensures seamless...More
We can hardly imagine a world without barcodes. Available in various guises, barcodes continue to benefit industries that manufacture, buy, sell and distribute products. They help collect data faster and more...More
Weibull analysis can be used to examine a myriad of failures and problems, including equipment breakdowns. By better understanding why and when breakdowns happen, companies can better tailor their maintenance programs to limit downtime and improve productivity.
Here are three scenarios in which Weibull analysis improves maintenance programs.
Many of the annual 3.3 million workplace injuries result from broken OSHA rules. And of the top 10 OSHA rules most frequently broken, two directly concern machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding....More