Tools, actions and systems used to retain and upkeep, repair, overhaul and restore any mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic machinery or other devices to a state in which they can perform their required routine functions to a desired specification without becoming out of order, breaking down or failing.  

A Look Ahead: Five Air Quality Trends to Watch in 2017 and Beyond

Modern air quality systems are smarter, more efficient and more effective than ever before. If you’re looking into a new air quality system, be sure to consider these future-focused trends.
Compressed Air

The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair of Compressed Air System Leaks

An ongoing leak detection audit and repair program will quickly pay for itself through energy savings (and may even be subsidized by local utility incentive programs). Equally important, you will likely see benefits from reduced downtime and better running production equipment. All of these contribute to a stronger bottom line.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

The Maintenance Platform of the Future

For shops that have operated the same way for 50 years and don't really know where to start a predictive maintenance program or where to focus PDM for competitive advantages in the future, Tom Hoenig of GTI Spindle Technology shares some critical insights into starting up and sustaining an effective system using the latest technology and devices.

Clean Grinding Oils Increase Quality, Decrease Cost

This modular micro-filtration system with Vomat FA-series high-performance filter technology is a critical part of any metal processing operation.
Hand Tools

What You Must Know About Preventive Robotic MIG Gun Maintenance

The robotic MIG gun and its consumables are frequently overlooked components in the system, but this maintenance primer from Tregaskiss shows that they are relatively easy to maintain and, by doing so, can positively contribute to the efficiency of the entire welding operation.
Indoor Air Quality

Keeping the Green in Green Energy Manufacturing

How clean are your manufacturing processes to build clean energy components? Here are some steps that go a long way towards improving the health and safety of workers in the clean energy industry and reducing the environmental impacts of manufacturing clean energy components.
Industrial Cleaning/Waste Removal

Fine Filtration: The Missing Link to Tool Manufacturing

Jongen installed advanced fine filtration systems from Vomat that provide temperature-controlled clean oil for insert production and tool cutting.
Lubricants, Coolants, Metalworking Fluids

Let the Good Parts Roll

Through less downtime replacing fluid, less wear and fewer tool replacements, this breakthrough fluid formulation helps machines produce more parts and generate higher revenue over the life of the equipment.
Machine Tool Repair and Rebuilds

How Borescopes Can Help Cut Machine Failure Costs

By using borescopes from PCE Instruments, manufacturers can identify changes indicative of a machine fault and take corrective action prior to critical machine failure.

Rethinking Power Transmission

A new grid is being assembled to transmit power as well as information through the air, without wires. Chris Mims of WSJ examines how this could unlock an age of wonders.
Spindle Repair and Rebuilds

Take a Virtual Tour of Gilman Precision

Take a ‘walk’ around their shop, learn about their machines and in-house capabilities.
Maintenance: Products

Coolant Filter Serves as a Modular Solution for Abrasive Machining

A heavy duty two-stage centrifugal pump on the SVF Series Grit Guard coolant filter provides a nominal flow rate of 2.5 gpm. Large easy to access settlement tank increases efficiency and filter element life. PF filter cartridges are available for 11 micron, 18 micron, and 60 micron chips in both oil and oil/waterbase compatible configurations. The magnetic separator option is capable of handling chips up to 100 micron size. The Grit Guard filter is ideal for most grinding, lapping and honing operations.
The base model of the SVF Series Grit Guard coolant filter from Sunnen has twin and quad cartridge filters that can be augmented with magnetic separator, paper bed filter and chiller. Both 55 gal and 110 gal units are compatible with water or oil-based coolants and designed for performance, reliability, and maintainability.

Compact Belt-Driven Spindle Direct Couples with Any Motor

The InTronix Spindle reduces weight and size without the added price so that machines can be built with smaller footprints. It direct couples with any motor to more easily incorporate the spindle into a new build at a more affordable rate. These space-saving characteristics also benefit machines that simply have limited room for components.
The smaller size of the highly versatile InTronix Spindle from Gilman Precision leaves a smaller footprint that reduces the overall size and weight of any given machine.

Large Diameter Tube Bending Gel

Ideal for tube bending of 304, 409 and 439 stainless steels up to 8 in diameter, GEL 986-00D from IRMCO contains no mineral oil, no pigments or clays, no PTFE, and no chlorine, zinc, boron, phosphorous or sulfur-based EP or AW additives.