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InsightCM is condition monitoring software for reliability professionals who want to remotely diagnose equipment before deciding if an in-person trip to the asset is needed. InsightCM, along with NI monitoring devices, can catch more pre-failure indicators while helping to reduce, or eliminate, route-based data collection and replace it with more productive use of a subject matter expert’s time in the field.
Particle imaging, electromagnetic, ferrographic, and spectroscopic methods were used to evaluate hydraulic oil samples collected from machines known to be generating abnormal wear particles. Analytical ferrography confirmed the presence of large reworked ferrous particles and small rubbing wear particles in the oil samples. ICP emission spectroscopy was limited in its ability to detect large ferrous particles. An automated particle imaging system incorporating dual electromagnetic sensors counted the number of ferrous wear particles larger than 25μm in the oil and measured the total ferrous concentration in parts per million. The number of large ferrous wear particles (counts/ml) was found to be independent of the total concentration of ferrous particles (ppm). The ratio of large to small ferrous wear particles and their concentration revealed the severity of wear occurring in the machines. These results demonstrate the diagnostic advantage of combining magnetic and particle imaging sensors in an integrated system.
As OEMs continue to push the limits of equipment design, hydraulic fluids must be able to withstand those demands. Downtime and equipment failures are a plant manager's worst-case scenario, but lubricant selection often comes down to price rather than performance. This will help you understand maximum efficiency hydraulic fluids (MEHFs) and how they can make a difference in your plant.
Acoustic Lubrication is an essential part of a proactive reliability program as it can reduce or eliminate machine failures due to over and under lubrication. This Infographic outlines an effective way to grease your bearings right and brings you one step closer to best practices for your lubrication program.
A gear machining company was noticing fine swarf, metal machine chips and particles in its oil, resulting in tool wear, frequent cleaning of sumps and reduced machine production. This white paper will explain how a filtration system was used to quickly clean the oil to a like new condition, improve the finish on parts and reduce oil consumption and downtime with a return on investment of less than two years.

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