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The Internet of Things 2 – monitoring while we sleep

01 Nov 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

There is a story about Vidal Sassoon, who in the 1960s was known as the world’s most famous hairdresser. However, his earning ability was limited to how many hours he could work, physically cutting people’s hair. It was only when a friend advised him to produce a range of branded hair care products, that he […]

The benefits of in-situ balancing

31 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Laser Alignment

A piece of machinery, however simple or complex, relies on all of its components to work together in harmony and balance. To keep the machine running smoothly, and therefore at optimum output, it is essential to have the balance of its parts and as a whole regularly monitored. The most efficient method of monitoring and, […]

Prevention is better than cure

30 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

A stitch in time, we were all told at our Mother’s knee, saves nine. While we all know that it is better to prevent faults from occurring or growing worse in machinery, sometimes other factors come into the equation to delay monitoring and lead to major breakdown. A workman’s tools are the most valuable items […]

CLENG engineers are specialists and ISO 9001 registered

27 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in ISO 9001

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) began life in 1946 with a conference with delegates from 25 countries around the world at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. The aim of the conference was to create a body that would cover all aspects of technology and manufacturing and set global standards in these fields. The […]

Laser Alignment

26 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Laser Alignment

Laser alignment – how tiny misalignment can cause disruption to machinery One of the most powerful tools in condition monitoring is laser alignment. After all, there is nothing straighter than a beam of light, so lasers are by far the best way of monitoring and testing the alignment of machine parts. They are now invaluable […]

Internet of Things Communication

25 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

The Internet of Things – condition monitoring and communication between factories In the future, everything will be connected to everything else, as the kettle said to the fridge. But we are now living in the future, and almost everything is already connected to almost everything else. While newspapers gasp at hackers controlling our household items […]

What is In-Situ Balancing

24 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

With poor balancing one of the main causes of breakdown in machines, correct balancing of all major components of a machine, is essential for the optimum running of the equipment. As well as ensuring optimum output, balancing decreases the possibility of friction, wear and the need for maintenance, leading to costly down time. There are […]

What is Vibration Analysis

20 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Vibration Analysis

How does vibration analysis work? Vibration analysis is the process of measuring the vibrations of a machine’s moving parts, those under stress and the machine as a whole. Collecting and comparing the information with previous results can give the earliest detection possible of where a problem may occur over time. The main advantage of vibration […]

Early detection is best for maintaining effective systems – vibration analysis

19 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Vibration Analysis

Vibration analysis is acknowledged as the most effective method of detecting variations in the status of machine parts, in particular bearings. This analysis can be used either as part of a planned maintenance procedure or in condition-based monitoring. The second of these procedures is much more preferable, as possible faults are monitored and detected as […]

Core Loss Tester

18 Oct 2017 / 0 Comments / in Testing

What is a Core Loss Tester? Electric motors will all suffer from core loss at some point, where the motor is not running at full potential and energy is being wasted. Preventing wastage of energy and resources is something that we all think about in our daily lives, but is much more essential when caring […]