Vibration monitoring for standard industrial rotating equipment is anything but new. The first accelerometer that was commercialized was created in 1924, with the piezoelectric accelerometer coming to the market shortly after, bringing a new level of accuracy to the developing field of vibration monitoring. Today, MEMS accelerometers are the standard in monitoring standard rotating equipment like fans, pumps, and motors. However, the quality of data transmitted by these sensors varies dramatically company to company, […]
In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, optimizing operational efficiency is key to success. Predictive maintenance has emerged as a powerful tool for manufacturers, allowing them to prevent equipment failures before they occur – effectively eliminating unplanned downtime and increasing safety across a variety of critical industries. However, implementing a successful predictive maintenance program comes with its own set of challenges that can be overcome.
State College, PA — KCF Technologies, a pioneering force in the field of machine health optimization, proudly announces the acquisition of its 23rd patent, reinforcing its position as an industry leader in innovative solutions for machine health monitoring. This newest patent titled, “Machine-Triggered Health Data Collections with Automatically Set Delay,” defines an innovative way to measure the health of complex equipment using KCF’s IoT HUB.
State College, PA: The 2023 Manufacturing the Future Summit brought together maintenance and reliability personnel from across the globe to discuss the pressing challenges faced by the industrial sector and explore how technology can revolutionize maintenance practices.
The press is the starting point for automotive manufacturing. The function of the press is to quickly and precisely form vehicle body parts. The press crown is the upper structural weldment of a press, containing cylinders that drive the motion of the ram which forms the parts. Any disruption to the operation of the press crown […]