Overcoming the Battery Obstacle to Ubiquitous Sensing — Finally Why Self-Powered Sensors are the Game-Changer
Equipping objects with computing devices that lets them transmit data over the Internet has promised for years to revolutionize the way businesses operate and individuals live. And although the Internet of Things (IoT) is clearly affecting our personal lives—via smart phones, connected thermostats, wearable fitness trackers, and even water bottles that monitor our drinking habits—it has been slower to reach ubiquity than experts predicted, and far slower than expected to take hold among industrial businesses.
- Brian Alessi
RELIABILITY CENTERED MAINTENANCE AUDITS: Why Regular Auditing Better Ensures a Positive Return on Investment
As advancements in technologies continue to change the face of the industry and its processes, the challenges faced by manufacturing companies in their pursuit of reliability remain the same...
- Stephen Allen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
What is a thermal image?
Thermal images are created by converting thermal radiation into a visible light image that we as humans can interpret. One important point to remember about thermal imaging is that it is a non-contact measurement of radiated energy in a very narrow wavelength band.
- PJ Cloete
- AVT Reliability
The Intelligent Condition Monitoring Box also known as iCOMOX is an open-source sensor fusion platform designed for Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) applications. The iCOMOX can measure vibration, sound, temperature, and magnetic field displacement. This device can...
- Richard Matsick
- Analog Devices, Inc
AVT Reliability® is frequently asked to investigate problems caused by structural resonance. This is the name given to the dynamic behaviour of a structural item of plant or machinery when excited near to one of its natural frequencies..
- AVT Reliability
When measuring on a gearbox with a vibration transducer, you almost always see a clear gear mesh signature in the spectrum; regardless if the gearbox is in mint condition or an older, worn gearbox, you still see the gear mesh. The mechanical explanation of this phenomenon can be found when studying the interaction of the teeth involved...
- Tim Sundstrom
- SPM Instrument
It is Saturday night, 2 a.m. Your mobile phone rings, and caller ID reveals that it is work calling. Something has gone wrong – or maybe not, but since you are the reliability engineer, you are the one expected to drop everything, go in, and figure it out. The guys that called, operations, only know that they heard or felt something unfamiliar.
- John Vigants
- RDI Technologies
Are you losing the battle on extending equipment life? Are you changing your oil too often or having machine failures? Most companies are now realizing that maintaining clean oil is one of the best investments it can make, with contamination at the core of premature machinery failure and diminished lubricant life.
- Jay Cooper