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Reliability Maintenance Takes a Medical Approach to Rotating Equipment, Part 3 – Ultrasonic Testing

January 31, 2024

In both medicine and industrial diagnostics, less invasive methods are typically the tests and procedures that are often the most cost-effective and easiest to recover from. Ultrasonic testing – sometimes referred to as sonography – is a noninvasive imaging method that relies on high-intensity sound waves to create images of internal workings and compartments. In reliability …

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Four Winding Failures to Avoid in AC Motors

January 10, 2024

Did you know the vast majority of electric motor failures are preventable? Sure, everything has a limited lifespan so some failures cannot be prevented, but many of the motors that come into our shop have suffered an unnecessary failure. Since HECO launched in 1959, we’ve performed countless motor failure repair jobs. Motor rewinds in particular …

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Reliability Maintenance Takes a Medical Approach to Rotating Equipment, Part 1 – A Prescription for Healthy Systems

June 21, 2023

Diagnosing, responding to, and preventing issues within rotating equipment proactively is the goal of reliability maintenance. While this industrial approach focuses on improving process productivity and increasing overall system efficiency and ROI, reliability maintenance also has a lot in common with the practice of medicine. After all, both medical and maintenance engineers work to treat …

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APOLLO IIoT Solution, Part 2 – Partnership-Based Approach to Preventative Maintenance & AI

May 24, 2023

Since its founding in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1959, HECO has formed business relationships built on thoughtful service and value-driven solutions. HECO’s partnership with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provider relayr aligns with its partnership-based approach to business and helps provide a more technologically advanced way to keep your electric motors running smoothly. Driven to Serve …

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APOLLO IIoT Solution, Part 1 – Stats You Need and Others to Avoid

April 13, 2023

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) grows every day. Unfortunately, the success rate of these manufacturing-, monitoring-, and supply chain-based IoT uses does not increase as quickly as the applications proliferate. According to IoTNOW, 74% of companies view their IoT projects as unsuccessful. When integrating an IIoT application, gathering information and developing statistics for Predictive …

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How to Create Value with IoT-based Predictive

November 16, 2022

According to analyst firm Aberdeen Research, 82% of companies experienced unplanned downtime over the past three years. That unplanned downtime cost companies as much as $260,000 an hour! While Predictive maintenance can significantly reduce that expensive downtime and save thousands of dollars, you need to be familiar with this approach’s value creation and have the …

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Gain Peace of Mind with APOLLO Predictive Maintenance Technologies

October 19, 2022

Unreliable equipment invariably leads to costly downtime, lost production, and expensive repairs. Predictive maintenance technologies provide stability by utilizing a proven approach to enhancing the reliability of everything from electric motors to chillers. In turn, more reliable equipment provides you and your team with some peace of mind. What if there was a way to …

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