How to master precision maintenance

Sheila Kennedy says advanced technology allows for more-precise inspections, more-strategic corrections.

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Inspections, maintenance and repairs are more exact with new nondestructive testing (NDT) and examination (NDE) solutions and advanced maintenance tools. Users are able to locate flawed and at-risk equipment areas with much greater precision and apply specific, effective corrective actions. Highly accurate inspections Vibration and motion in belts, structures, and machines can now be visually depicted with optical vibration monitoring. The OptiVibe data collection system from Allied Reliability Group uses a simple video camera and optical sensors to capture images of vibration in one or more assets and measure the vibrations of every pixel of the images. The data is…

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