The new, post-pandemic world of maintenance and reliability

The new, post-pandemic world of maintenance and reliability

Reliability professionals such as Ramesh Gulati, a recognized expert in the field, have experienced one of the most dramatic slowdowns in the history of business and industry since the pandemic began in early 2020. Now Gulati is one of many evaluating how maintenance and reliability units can help lead their companies safely into recovery. Gulati…

Remote monitoring and other benefits of the cloud

Remote monitoring and other benefits of the cloud

Amid an overwhelming threat to physical and economic health, organizations are finding new ways to maintain business continuity. That is especially true for industrial maintenance and reliability groups that have already adopted new cloud-based technologies for asset monitoring, maintenance tracking, workflow management, and reporting. Many are in decent shape to maintain their operations within the…

How to Detect and Prevent Roller Bearing Failure
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How to Detect and Prevent Roller Bearing Failure

It’s just as crucial for roller bearings to stay lubricated as it is for people to stay hydrated. Letting lubrication-related tasks slide can lead to catastrophic equipment failure. Furthermore, once the roller bearing experiences damage the condition is likely to be irreversible and no amount of maintenance, except replacement, can return the roller bearing to…

Engineering safer environments with remote sensors

Engineering safer environments with remote sensors

Governments have passed laws holding businesses responsible for providing employees with a safe working environment. Workplace conditions that pose a risk to personnel should be avoided or training completed to minimize hazards. Thankfully, advances in technology are making it easier for facilities to improve worker safety by decreasing contact personnel have with running machinery or…

Two Fluke products to receive awards in April 2019

Two Fluke products to receive awards in April 2019

The eMaint computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) system has been named as one of the winners for the Maintenance Software category in Plant Engineering magazine’s 2018 Product of the Year awards program. The specific award (Gold, Silver or Bronze) will be revealed at the 2019 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner on April 8 at the…

Top trade magazines featured Fluke Accelix condition monitoring infographics

Top trade magazines featured Fluke Accelix condition monitoring infographics

Two Fluke Accelix infographics that focus on condition monitoring were featured on the websites of Pumps & Systems and Plant Services, two leading industry publications. The infographic, “9 ways maintenance managers can become rock stars,” which appeared on Plant Services, conveys how maintenance managers can use predictive maintenance strategies and a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)…

Decisions: when to use a handheld tool or a sensor

Decisions: when to use a handheld tool or a sensor

Plant managers today must determine when to use condition monitoring (CdM) technologies and when to use traditional preventive maintenance (PM). Frederic Baudart, CMRP, lead product specialist for Fluke, and Greg Perry, senior maintenance reliability consultant with Fluke Accelix, dive into this subject in this article featured on Plant Engineering. They say the answer depends on…

Tune into podcast on the value of data

Tune into podcast on the value of data

Dave O’Reilly, president of Fluke Digital Systems, joined “Reliability Radio” host Scott MacKenzie at MaximoWorld in August 2018 where they discussed how important data will continue to be for industry professionals and the history and future of Fluke. In this episode, MacKenzie and O’Reilly first explore the evolution of Fluke Connect. O’Reilly explains that Fluke Founder John Fluke’s…

Beta Testers report on vibration sensor benefits

Beta Testers report on vibration sensor benefits

Three beta participants tested the 3561 FC Vibration Sensors in real-world applications and had positive results. The CMMS administrator for the aerospace parts fabricator received and installed two vibration sensors for the beta test. He placed both on a hydraulic pump connected to a subcomponent of a CNC mill—one on the pump and the other…

eMaint web-workshop examines asset data integration with Fluke sensors

eMaint web-workshop examines asset data integration with Fluke sensors

When making maintenance decisions, it is important to have access to real-time and historic asset data.  Remote, wireless sensor technology makes it easier to collect this important data by integrating with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). The latest eMaint web-workshop discusses asset data integration by using Fluke Connect sensors within the eMaint CMMS. This…