Alex Mills

When the chips are down, know-how matters

by Alex Mills

How frequently does an asset have to fail before it’s not just a nuisance, but a serious issue? For one potato processor, even motors which needed a repair every three months weren’t identified as a concern. But like potatoes, ERIKS engineers have eyes everywhere and soon spotted the problem.

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Decision making based on numbers

by Alex Mills

One of your critical electric motors has failed. Production’s ground to a halt. The pressure is on you to get operations back up-and-running as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. A quick price comparison of various new motors, a quote for a repair, and the numbers seem to make it clear which is the cheapest way to go. But is it the right way in the long-run?   

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When is it time to go beyond standard?

by Alex Mills

It’s safe to say that no two working environments are the same. And it’s the varying demands of industry that dictate how our applications need to perform. On many occasions, standard products are more than suitable, but there are certain instances where standard isn’t quite enough if you’re aiming to deliver maximum efficiency.

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Optimise your pump technology by switching to a timing belt

by Alex Mills

Improving the efficiency of your plant is the driving force for all managers and engineers across industry. Better efficiency will increase output and improve the reliability of your production. But there are many factors that need to be considered in order to truly optimise your production – performance, maintenance, installation requirements, health and safety.

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Increase efficiency and reduce your TCO with the correct coupling

by Alex Mills

Can you guess which drive train component is “the most critical non-critical component”? It is… the coupling. And by applying an innovative Rexnord solution to couplings for centrifugal pumps – specifically in the oil refining and petrochemical industries – you can increase production efficiency and reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 

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What's the difference between good and bad belts?

by Alex Mills

In manufacturing facilities, across the world, we've seen belts in all shapes and sizes, but contrary to some beliefs, not all belts are the same. There are several different factors that determine the quality of your V-belts.

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Fenner Hygienic rules out fowl play for farmers

by Alex Mills

Imagine owning a poultry farm and having hundreds of chickens and turkeys to de-pluck each day, ready to meet your contractural requirements. You're not going to be able to do it by hand now are you? So, have you every wondered how those succulent thighs, tasty wings and crowns are prepared before they hit the supermarket fridge or make it onto your plate in your favourite restaurant? Well, a de-plucking machine is how.

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Investing in a conveyor that takes a weight off your mind

by Alex Mills

Investing in a conveyor that takes a weight off your mind, and helps take a positive long-term view of cost and performance - without compromising on cleaning, hygiene and sanitation - is where Rexnord® can help.

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Understanding the Four Pillars of Engineered Sustainability from Rexnord

by Alex Mills

Your production assets all have a job to do. But that’s not all you want from them. What about maximising safety? Minimising water use? Reducing energy usage? And all while optimising productivity, of course.  That's why these are four pillars of the Rexnord Engineered Sustainability product program: the program that proves sometimes engineering has all the answers

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How to Achieve Optimal Motor Flux with VFD Technology and WEG

by Alex Mills

The latest and simplest solution to achieving optimal flux is by combining a WEG Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) with a WEG Motor. With the design characteristics of a WEG motor loaded into the WEG VFD, the Optimal Flux control algorithm increases motor flux slightly at low speeds. This allows the same torque to be developed at lower current.

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