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A Prescription for Healthy Systems

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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IoT (Internet of Things) & Predictive Maintenance Technologies

April 28, 2022

Why the hype over IoT-backed predictive maintenance technologies? Is it just a passing technology trend, or does it really have the power to significantly impact the reliability of your equipment and the bottom line for your company? Digital Transformation and Internet of Things (IoT) Companies have invested trillions in digital transformations over the past five …

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What is Cavitation & What Are the Causes of Cavitation?

March 1, 2022

Maybe you’ve got a centrifugal pump that sounds like it’s full of rocks, marbles, or gravel. That is a sign of cavitation — which can total your pump if you don’t track down the cause. But what is cavitation anyway? The official definition of cavitation is what occurs within a pump when the static pressure …

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How to Apply Predictive Technologies & Maintenance

November 23, 2021

You know that maintenance and repair costs, downtime, and productivity all have a major impact on the bottom line…and you’re always on the lookout for ways to have a positive impact on the bottom line. The good news is the smart use of predictive technologies can do just that! What are Predictive Technologies? Predictive technologies …

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