Digital Transformation is a key topic amongst hydro and other power generation operators as they seek to reduce maintenance and repair costs and optimize asset availability. Bently Nevada is developing an ecosystem of solutions and toolsets for operators of large fleets of assets that provide data and analytic insights to enable a high level of industrial asset management.

In this update for the Orbit 60 series, we will focus on the configuration aspects.  This article comes at a very important milestone in the Orbit 60 project, our product release in Q2 2021!  As we reach this milestone, we have dozens of system pre-orders across many market segments and our Minden, Nevada location is ready to start delivery this cutting-edge platform.

There are numerous types of lab and industrial accelerometers, including purely mechanical devices, fiber optic, strain gage, piezoelectric, piezoresistive, capacitive, MEMS, and others. MEMS designs are increasing in popularity where high accuracy is not required. However, piezoelectric designs are by far the most prevalent in machinery monitoring applications.

Proximitor® probe systems based on Eddy current technology have become common place in industrial plants these days. Everywhere a medium or high criticality machine is running, chances are that non-contacting eddy current systems are installed and are used for condition monitoring measurements and/or automatic machine trip or shutdown. Often, Bently Nevada Proximitor® probe system is used to protect and monitor these machines.

Finally, it is said that one of the rules that Einstein’s work revolved around was “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”  As we reflect on the past year, we are certain it’s quite difficult for some of us to see the opportunity in the middle of all that surrounds us.  It might not be comfortable sometimes, but at Bently Nevada and in the Sales & Commercial function we can see the opportunity.  The opportunity to provide our customers not only the solutions they need today, but the solutions our customers will need tomorrow. This takes partnership, willingness to listen and commitment to move towards the opportunity. For Bently Nevada, this is how we want to move forward.

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A Roadmap for Digital Transformation of Hydro Condition Monitoring

Digital Transformation is a key topic amongst hydro and other power generation operators as they seek to reduce maintenance and repair costs and optimize asset availability. Bently Nevada is developing an ecosystem of solutions and toolsets for operators of large fleets of assets that provide data and analytic insights to enable a high level of industrial asset management. The benefits of effective reliability programs include consistent and proactive failure-mode detection, reduced maintenance and repair costs, improved asset availability, and extended operational life, written by Mark Snyder  & Chris Kramm.

Orbit 60 Series Update: Orbit 60 Configuration Software

Welcome to the 6th article focused on the configuration aspects of Orbit 60.  This article comes at a very important milestone in the Orbit 60 project, our product release in Q2 2021!  As we reach this milestone, we have dozens of system pre-orders across many market segments and our Minden, Nevada location is ready to start delivery this cutting-edge platform. We are going to be switching gears and focusing on the all new Orbit Studio configuration software that will be used to configure the Orbit 60 system, written by John Kingham and Darren Evans.

Accelerometers: How do they Work?

There are numerous types of lab and industrial accelerometers, including purely mechanical devices (such as mechanical vibration switches), fiber optic, strain gage, piezoelectric,  piezoresistive, capacitive, MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), and others.  MEMS designs, in particular, are increasing in popularity where high accuracy is not required.  However, piezoelectric designs are by far the most prevalent in machinery monitoring applications, written by Chris McMillen.

Proximity probe system interchangeability, don't build a "Frankenstein" system!

Proximitor® probe systems based on Eddy current technology have become common place in industrial plants these days. Everywhere a medium or high criticality machine is running, chances are that non-contacting eddy current systems are installed and are used for condition monitoring measurements and/or automatic machine trip or shutdown. More often than not, Bently Nevada Proximitor® probe system is used to protect and monitor these machines, written by Brant Wilhelm.

People’s Corner: Sales Interview with Pamela Litka & Jimmy Robert

It is said that one of the rules that Einstein’s work revolved around was “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”  As we reflect on the past year, I am certain it’s quite difficult for some of us to see the opportunity in the middle of all that surrounds us.  It might not be comfortable sometimes, but at Bently Nevada and in the Sales & Commercial function we can see the opportunity.  The opportunity to provide our customers not only the solutions they need today, but the solutions our customers will need tomorrow.  This takes partnership, willingness to listen and commitment to move towards the opportunity.  In Bently Nevada Sales & Commercial this is how we want to move forward, written by Pamela Litka.

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