In this edition, we will share with you where we are with the Orbit 60 product, what Asset Performance Management means to us, a view point from a Field Application Engineer on Gearboxes, and finally, our lifecycle at this point in the Minden Facility after 20 years. 

We welcome to our 8th article focused on Orbit 60.  Even though, the real topic here is 3500 lifecycle, the question is only raised by the introduction of the Orbit 60 Product line.  A quick update on Orbit 60 before we start.  Customers have been receiving their Orbit 60 systems since August 13. Systems have shipped to sites around the world with over 100 more in the manufacturing que.  Our TSI and SIL 2 systems will be available to ship June 30, 2022.

To understand ‘why?’ one should consider an integrated approach to Asset Performance Management (APM), and what is it exactly, one must first appreciate the problem it aims to solve – so let’s start there, in a series of articles that should culminate with a comprehensive understanding of the overall subject.

Asset performance data is traditionally siloed and disconnected from the greater asset management ecosystem. This rich performance data lives in separate databases on the Plant Operations network, making it difficult to access. Bently Nevada delivers asset performance management (APM) solutions through our flagship System 1 Integrated APM software platform.

Gearboxes (GB) are used to change machine shaft speeds and torque or to change rotational axis direction. The condition and longevity of a GB is usually of interest to end users to provide continuous plant operation. Thus, condition monitoring of GB is very common practice.

As we continue to see growth in our economy, we’ve also noticed a significant change over the last twenty years in the Bently business as the world has significantly produced more to serve our customers in their growth and development. Today, I want to recognize the longevity of the Bently Nevada family and the milestone of being in our current building for the last 20 years.

Orbit 60 Series Update: Dispelling the rumors – 3500 is NOT being obsoleted!!

Welcome to our 8th article focused on Orbit 60.  Even though, the real topic here is 3500 lifecycle, the question is only raised by the introduction of the Orbit 60 Product line.  A quick update on Orbit 60 before we start.  Customers have been receiving their Orbit 60 systems since August 13. Systems have shipped to sites around the world with over 100 more in the manufacturing que.  Our TSI and SIL 2 systems will be available to ship June 30, 2022.  Contact your account manager for ordering information, written by John Kingham.

Integrated Asset Performance Management …an introduction to pathology and treatment!

To understand ‘why?’ one should consider an integrated approach to Asset Performance Management (APM), and what is it exactly, one must first appreciate the problem it aims to solve – so let’s start there, in a series of articles that should culminate with a comprehensive understanding of the overall subject, written by Munir Qureshi.

Integrated Asset Performance Management, An Introduction to Analytic Insights

Asset performance data is traditionally siloed and disconnected from the greater asset management ecosystem. This rich performance data lives in separate databases on the Plant Operations network, making it difficult to access. Bently Nevada delivers asset performance management (APM) solutions through our flagship System 1 Integrated APM software platform, written by Hayley Stephenson.

Monitoring Gearboxes

Gearboxes (GB) are used to change machine shaft speeds and torque or to change rotational axis direction. The condition and longevity of a GB is usually of interest to end users to provide continuous plant operation. Thus, condition monitoring of GB is very common practice, written by Petri Nohynek.

People’s Corner: The Evolution of the Bently Nevada Business over the Last 20 years

As we continue to see growth in our economy, we’ve also noticed a significant change over the last twenty years in the Bently business as the world has significantly produced more to serve our customers in their growth and development. The Bently Nevada business may host their headquarter location in Minden Nevada, but we have several hubs around the globe that produce products and employee staff in every country in the world. Today, I want to recognize the longevity of the Bently Nevada family and the milestone of being in our current building for the last 20 years, completing that journey December 21st. 2001, written by Pamela Litka.

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