Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance: Why You Should Start Now

Predictive maintenance (PdM,) also known as proactive maintenance, is a right-on-time maintenance strategy that allows you to detect the onset of mechanical degradation prior to either reduced operating efficiencies or total mechanical failure. A successful PdM…

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Shimpo FG-3008 Digital Force Gauge

Selecting a Force Gauge

Work in quality control or research & development? You likely have seen a force gauge measuring push and pull, tension and compression. Force gauges handle significant force in testing electronics, chemical, and plastics products. Their…


Cole-Parmer® Environmental Meter

Plan for the Weather with Handheld Weather Instruments

As autumn soon fades and winter hustles in, how can you prepare for potentially volatile weather? Handheld weather instruments are convenient without requiring the investment of a full weather station. These instruments monitor and measure…


Manual Control Solenoid Diaphragm Metering Pump

How Metering Pumps Transfer Media

Gear pumps, diaphragm pumps, peristaltic pumps, and piston pumps are all metering pumps. These pumps transfer fluids in industrial facilities, pilot plants, quality departments, and OEM equipment. When do you use a metering pump? In…