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Every company that runs industrial equipment is aware of all the regular issues they could face if they don’t keep up with maintenance properly. Things like repairs and their costs, unplanned downtime, lost productivity, and so on. Whether it’s subconscious or not, every day that somebody puts off important maintenance tasks, they’re making a calculation …

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GTI Spindle Technology, Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Huston to its leadership team as a Vice President. Eric also serves as Chief Operating Officer of the GTI Predictive Technology subsidiary. “We are fortunate to have Eric join us to help both GTI Spindle and Predictive brands evolve. Eric’s track record of …

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GTI Predictive Technology, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Yuri Khazanov as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. Khazanov leads GTI Predictive’s research and development, for both hardware products and software. Additional responsibilities include product portfolio roadmap and customer technical support. “GTI Predictive was founded to help others by developing and supplying cutting edge predictive solutions. …

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As part of any product lifecycle, hardware devices and software applications reach a phase where they are no longer promoted (or inactive) – usually because they have been replaced by newer products or technology. During this inactive phase product support remains available. Thereafter the product moves to being obsolete – normally when key electronic components …

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In the manufacturing space as a whole, there’s been a trend toward having fewer people on the floor at any given time. The trend started with the advent of automation. Reshoring initiatives hastened it, forcing companies to do more with less, in order to be competitive. Finally, and obviously, the COVID pandemic has kicked this …

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We talk to a lot of people about predictive analysis, for obvious reasons. In our conversations, we see that there are still a great deal of owners and operators who are reluctant to make the investment. One particular comment we hear is that people prefer to use their own “naked ear” to know when machinery …

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It’s easy to take bearings for granted. Essential components of factory equipment, they’re highly engineered and manufactured to hyper-precise tolerances. As such, they require strict maintenance protocols and ignoring those protocols can rapidly lead to otherwise avoidable bearing failure. In the best-case scenario, bearing failure puts your equipment out of action until they can be …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the global economy, but the real test for manufacturers will be how they adapt going forward. With supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and constantly changing consumer demands, it’s clear that all businesses will need to be lightning fast in the coming months to keep up with the pandemic. For …

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With nearly 3 out of 4 Americans in a state of lockdown, many companies are attempting to convert as much of their business to a remote operation as possible. For manufacturers this can be especially challenging. While some workforce can’t be sent home, predictive maintenance tools offer an incredible opportunity for manufacturers to minimize a …

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Equipment maintenance is one of the biggest cost centers for many industries, including manufacturing. Maintenance programs of the past sought to increase the uptime and lifespan of key machinery assets by ensuring they were well cared for on a routine basis, thus minimizing the chance that they would breakdown at the worst possible time, halt …

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