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The Effects Of Misaligned Equipment

Perth, Western Australia, Jun-27-2017 —  /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/  — Nexxis are one of Australia’s leading suppliers of specialist remote visual inspection (RVI) technology and non destructive testing (NDT) equipment and they have all the answers to your equipment misalignment problems.

Industrial operations are losing huge sums of money because the centrelines of the shafts of their rotating equipment (such as pumps and motors) aren’t running on the same axis and are therefore misaligned – with some industry sources going as far as saying that shaft misalignment is to blame for up to 50% of all machine breakdowns.

And when you consider that a survey by a leading rotating equipment service company found that less than 10% of machines that were evaluated were aligned within acceptable tolerances, misalignment is clearly a widespread problem.

Here are some of the costly and damaging effects of equipment that is poorly aligned or misaligned.

Excessive vibration
Misalignment is one of the leading causes of vibration problems – and as the reliability of the machine corresponds directly with the level of vibration, excessive radial and axial vibrations will impact negatively on performance. All rotating equipment will produce a certain level of noise, but when the shafts are misaligned and the equipment vibrates excessively, noise levels will also escalate correspondingly.

Premature failure of seals and bearings
Accelerated failure of seals and other parts is costly – and even the slightest misalignment can result in excessive force and stress being put onto the bearings and seals. Replacement parts are expensive, plus there’s also the risk of damage and contamination of other components from the leaking fluid from the stressed seals and bearings.

Increased energy costs
Misalignment correlates directly to higher power consumption as the machines are less efficient and therefore draw greater amounts of energy.

Excessive heat
In the same way that variations in temperature can cause misalignment, misalignment can cause machines to overheat which results in lubrication issues as well as safety risks.

Broken shafts
Misalignment can cause the shafts to break or crack – and this can lead to unplanned downtime and production problems as well as costly equipment repair.

Higher operating costs, loss of production and increased maintenance costs
Misaligned machinery generally has a shorter service lifespan and this premature failure of capital equipment adversely affects outputs as well as negatively impacting the operation’s balance sheet. Higher maintenance costs, costly downtime, unexpected capital costs for equipment replacement, increased inventory for spare parts and even the potential for catastrophic machinery failures are all consequences of misalignment-induced mechanical failures.

Inferior quality outputs
Misaligned machinery can also result in inferior or defective products which can impact on profitability.

Implementing a careful and thorough preventative maintenance programme will go a long way towards minimising the risk – and the associated costs – of misaligned machinery. To find out how a customised solution can ensure that your operation runs at optimum efficiency, you should contact Nexxis on 08 9418 4952 or via their website, nexxis.com.au.

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IceTech America, Inc. Is Expanding To A New Location In West Chester, OH

IceTech America, Inc., a world leader in manufacturing high performance Dry Ice Blasting and Dry Ice Production equipment is expanding to a new location in West Chester, OH. The response to growing demand for their blasting machines along with state of the art dry ice production equipment has prompted the move.

“Since expanding to the United States, we have seen growth every year” says Dennis Hjort, President/CEO of IceTech America, Inc. “With our growing presence in North America we have outgrown our current facility. This new facility at 5217 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester, OH will allow us the room we need to hire additional employees, expand our service department and continue to add value for our customers.”

IceTech America, Inc. first opened their doors in April of 2006. With the expansion, IceTech America, Inc. will be more than doubling their campus. “We have our customers to thank for our continued growth”, says Hjort. “We invest a lot of time and resources to build close working relationships with each of our customers, and we are seeing a lot of referrals and repeat business as a result.”

With the new location IceTech America, Inc. will now host a state of the art training and conference center unmatched by any in the industry. “When our customers walk in the door, they will be very impressed” says Mr. Hjort. “The new location will offer an expanded service center along with room to meet our growing demand for more customized and automated solutions.” Automated systems have increased in demand over the last couple of years, and with the new facility IceTech is now capable to offer detailed engineered automated solutions for Dry Ice Blasting to their customers.

IceTech America, Inc. will also continue to stock every part for their blasting machines, and now will carry a complete line of parts needed for their pelletizers to continue to meet their guarantee shipment of parts within 24 hours.

Dry Ice Blasting is rapidly growing as a first choice cleaning method in all industries, from automotive to historical restoration. Dry Ice Blasting offers a non abrasive, non toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning method with zero secondary cleanup involved and no moisture. Dry Ice as a blasting media is approved by the USDA, EPA and FDA. IceTech offers the only line of blasting equipment that is approved and listed by UL.

IceTech America, Inc. has recently launched all new state of the art Dry Ice production equipment that is revolutionizing the industry from older technology to the 21st century. IceTech offers the fastest line of Dry Ice Production equipment in the industry.

IceTech was first founded in 1998 in Denmark. Since inception, IceTech has continued to change the industry while engineering the most versatile line of Dry Ice Blasting equipment and high performance Dry Ice Production equipment. IceTech has supplied equipment to over 180 countries around the world both directly and with their network of over 30 distributors. For more information, please visit www.icetechworld.com.

Via EPR Network
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Tool-NET Make It Easy To Get The Right Power Tool For The Job

With the current economic situation, it is crucial that the buying decisions that we make are the right ones. We all need the right tools for the job. For many years now, Tool-NET.co.uk has offered a wide selection of power tools and accessories, with more than 6,500 products for customers to choose from. Its Dynamic Competitive Pricing has helped bring power tool prices down for both tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts. Recent innovations to the site, however, have helped to ensure that it is now easier than ever before for customers to choose the best tool for the job. Tool-NET provides detailed, regularly updated listing information, carefully categorised product lines and online ‘live chat’ to ensure the process of choosing a power tool is easier than ever before.

Tool-NET know the power tool business inside out. Their extensive stock range includes saws, drills, grinders, nail guns, routers, sanders, lathes, nibblers, pressure washers and all types of power tools, fixings and consumables. With more than 6,500 products to choose from, you can be sure to find the latest power tools at a great price from brands such as Bosch, Makita, Rawl, Stil, Black & Decker, DeWalt and Hitachi.

Tool-NET are dedicated not just to selling you any power tool, but to helping you select the right power tool for your needs. Tool-NET have introduced a number of innovations to help you choose the right tool for you.

* Each of the 6,500 products has a comprehensive listing that details the product’s features and benefits. Information is also given about any accessories or warranty that comes with the product.
* Large images help you to get a real feel for the products.
* To make comparing similar products even easier, the site is structured in categories and sub-categories that allow customers to compare, for example, all cordless angle drills at a glance.

Tool-NET.co.uk also now ensures that expert help is always at hand at the moment you make your buying decision. The site now allows users to access ‘live chat’, enabling direct access for customers to a member of the Tool-NET team. This means that a tradesperson can find out about exactly how a Makita LXT202 differs from its competitors, or a DIY enthusiast can enquire after the benefits of an air compressorfeature on a nail gun.

Choosing a power tool need no longer be a guessing game – Tool-NET.co.uk not only provides choice but also the information, advice and knowledge that customers need to make the right buying decisions.

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HSS Hire Launches Onsite Hire Solutions

The UK’S leading and award winning tool and equipment hire company, HSS Hire, has announced an innovative new hire solution that involves the start up of new facilities at customer locations across the UK and Ireland, helping drive project efficiency as well as cost and environmental benefits.

The new ‘HSS Onsite’ branded service will compliment the established nationwide network of 250 branches and supercentres, consumers in both the UK and Ireland can now choose to hire tools and equipment from their own dedicated HSS equipment and training facility.

The HSS Onsite packages can be tailored to suit customers’ requirements, ranging from a ‘hot-desk’ in a pre-existing building to a double-stacked structure comprising full stockholding and training capabilities. Typical ‘Onsite’ packages would include a modular building housing shop facilities as well as equipment storage. There would also be personalised safety and directional signage throughout the site. It would include a minimum of one HSS colleague and a tailored range of resale and consumable items.

The concept was developed with customer in-mind, and enables easy and instant access to the very best equipment and customer service, with enhanced efficiency and flexibility. All these factors combine to ensure projects are completed successfully, on time and budget.

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