We're as far north as you can go in upstate New York--that's Canada over there across the river. But what looks like any old, large factory here actually is much more. They broke ground on this spot to build it in the late 1880s, and in 1902 it became the first plant built to smelt aluminum in the world. When the Wright Brothers were looking for for a lighter engine to power the world's first flying machine, this plant supplied the aluminum for the engine that did the job.
or six generations of Americans have worked here, making what the
nation needed, turning raw material to molten metal, then bending it to
do their bidding. One way they do that is with what are called rolling
caster stands. Endless glowing bars of aluminum go in, and are rolled
to smaller, more versatile shapes sizes and shapes. Each castor stand
is enclosed by a big roof, but our SmartDiagnostics® wireless sensors
work very well inside. They're very cozy there in the dark, at about
150 degrees. And, even in that hostile, demanding place, the little
sensors send a a steady stream of information on machine performance.
You'll find them all along the production chain, vigilant sentries
keeping an eye on things, letting the production team know through it's
monitors just what's going on.
Read the rest of this post in Matt's Musings.
KCF Technologies Blog
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Follow KCF on Google+
Cloud computing 3 condition monitoring 27 condition-based maintenance 45 HVAC 14 oil and gas 2 PdM 59 power generation 9 predictive maintenance 56 preventive maintenance 7 pulp and paper 8 pumps 11 SmartDiagnostics 11 value innovation 5 vibration monitoring 41 wastewater treatment 7 webinar 2 wireless vibration sensors 22
- November ( 1 )
- October ( 2 )
- September ( 3 )
- August ( 3 )
- July ( 9 )
- June ( 4 )
- May ( 1 )
- April ( 4 )
- March ( 1 )
- January ( 8 )