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NEW: VIBGUARD compact

ems sept 16 1RUFTECHNIK expands its intelligent Online Condition Monitoring portfolio with VIBGUARD compact. As intelligent online CMS, the new VIBGUARD compact offers premium asset manufacturers of drivetrains and machines as well as their operators the same performance as its big brother VIBGUARD.

While VIBGUARD features 20 measuring channels, VIBGUARD compact offers 6 measuring channels for continuous monitoring of fast and highly dynamic processes. The system can be easily integrated into the process control environment of the customer using the bidirectional Modbus interface. With focus on rotating equipment, VIBGUARD compact delivers continuous and detailed condition overviews of all relevant machine components in nearly real time.

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Fluke announces price reduction of two Professional Series IR cameras

12jul 7Fluke announced in February a reduction of over 20% in the manufacturer’s recommended price of two cameras in its rugged Professional Series of Infrared (IR) cameras, the Ti300 and Ti400, based on the previous list price. The Fluke Ti300 and Ti400 IR cameras feature LaserSharp® Auto Focus which offers laser speed and accuracy when focusing on a designated target. A built-in laser distance meter calculates and displays the distance to the designated target with pinpoint accuracy. They feature a high resolution LCD touchscreen to clearly see what is being measured and to quickly navigate the menu with one hand.

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New Fluke 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyser measures both electrical and mechanical performance of electric motors

12jul 5Analyses electrical and mechanical performance on operational motors without mechanical sensors to extend system lifespan

Measuring mechanical loads typically requires load sensors that can be costly or physically inaccessible. The new Fluke® 438-II Power Quality and Motor Analyser uses innovative algorithms to analyse not only three-phase power quality but also torque, efficiency and speed, to determine system performance and detect overloaded conditions, eliminating the need for motor load sensors.

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Special Price Offers on four popular Fluke Thermal Imagers

12jul 3Until 15th September 2016, Fluke is offering significant reductions on the manufacturer’s recommended price of four popular and rugged thermal imaging cameras, the Fluke Ti300, the TiS75, the TiS40 and the TiS20. All models come with Fluke Connect® which provides greater data management and reporting capabilities via the Fluke Connect app. See www.fluke.co.uk/promotions

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ROTALIGN touch receives Best Overall Solution Award 2016

may 16 38 At the Reliability Conference 2016 in Las Vegas, Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO and Publisher of Uptime Magazine officially conferred the Best Overall Solution Award 2016 on PRUFTECHNIK for their ROTALIGN touch shaft alignment system.

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PRUFTECHNIK opens new office on West Coast

12jul 2Embark with PRUFTECHNIK on our journey to open a new office in San Diego, California, where we will continue to introduce, offer and support our remarkable products and services. Functions of the San Diego office include product sales, tech support, training, consultation and machinery service.

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Closer Collaboration between PRUFTECHNIK and MGS

12jul 2PRUFTECHNIK and MGS, the distributors of PRUFTECHNIK’s market leading alignment and Condition Monitoring systems in Brazil, are forging a closer partnership.

PRUFTECHNIK Ltda, based in Sao Paolo, and MGS, headquartered in Minas Gerais, will merge their activities in order to offer their common customers a unified range of products and services related to the maintenance and reliability of rotating machinery. The offerings also include the PARALIGN Service for roll alignment, and PRUFTECHNIK’s NDT product line for eddy current testing of tubes and wires. PRUFTECHNIK Ltda continues to offer calibration of their instruments in Brazil.

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Closer Collaboration between PRUFTECHNIK and MGS

12jul 2PRUFTECHNIK and MGS, the distributors of PRUFTECHNIK’s market leading alignment and Condition Monitoring systems in Brazil, are forging a closer partnership.

PRUFTECHNIK Ltda, based in Sao Paolo, and MGS, headquartered in Minas Gerais, will merge their activities in order to offer their common customers a unified range of products and services related to the maintenance and reliability of rotating machinery. The offerings also include the PARALIGN Service for roll alignment, and PRUFTECHNIK’s NDT product line for eddy current testing of tubes and wires. PRUFTECHNIK Ltda continues to offer calibration of their instruments in Brazil.

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SPM Instrument UK Hosts International Management Meeting

12jul 1On the 20th to 22nd of June, Manchester based condition monitoring specialist SPM Instrument UK Ltd. hosted a meeting with the CEO of SPM International and Managing Directors of its fourteen subsidiaries in Europe, USA, Singapore, and India.

The biannual SPM Management meeting is an integral component of the SPM International corporate structure and an important part in setting the course for the further development of the Group and its activities. The meeting is an itinerant event which the different SPM companies take turns organizing. This time, SPM Instrument UK was chosen to host the meeting, held at the Hilton in Manchester and rounded off with a social event at the Lakeside Hotel & Spa in Newby Bridge.

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SPM Instrument launches Intellinova Parallel MB1

11 09 15 22

SPM Instrument, leading worldwide provider of condition monitoring technology and products, now announces the launch of Intellinova® Parallel MB, a new unit in the Intellinova product range for continuous monitoring of rotating machinery.

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Stethoscope ELS14 An Important Part Of The Toolbox At Paper Mill

nov 15 20

Listening to machine sounds in order to identify potential problems is common practice in many industries and Swedish paper mill Stora Enso Fors in southern Dalecarlia has long been frequent users of SPM’s earlier stethoscope.

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