Motor Repair or Replacement? Start with a Motor Failure Policy

When a motor fails, there are two options: repair or replace. The best option for a given motor depends on a variety of factors. Today’s cost to repair or replace plays a relatively small role in the big picture.

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No Repair is Too Big or Too Small for Radwell

At Radwell, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and the outstanding level of service we provide to our clients. One of the main services we offer is repairs. Whether you have a robot that is need of a repair or a sensor, Radwell is here to provide an unrivaled repair service. Although we are known for being able to provide all kinds of repairs for industrial automation equipment, it’s easy to overlook some of the more basic items that we are also capable of fixing for our customers. These types of items include temperature gauges, process controls, timers and counters. We are just as capable of repairing smaller items, as well as much larger items.

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Everything You Need to Know About Installed Base Evaluation

Do you struggle with preventative maintenance? Are your machines over worked? Can your staff hit their targets? Would you say your manufacturing process lacks efficiency or has unnecessary downtime? Or do you worry about obsolescence management?

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Five Ways Radwell Verified Substitutes Can Change Your Life

Radwell Verified Substitutes are high quality, brand new replacements that can be substituted for the original manufacturer’s product, giving customers significant savings in comparison to buying direct from the manufacturer.

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Britain’s Heatwave: Don’t Let It Affect Your Machinery

The heatwave currently sweeping Britain is set to continue with temperatures forecast to hit 30C again this week. For UK businesses that rely on machinery for production, this prolonged period of hot weather is having a serious impact on their electrical components.

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Step by Step to Industrie 4.0

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Although they know about the advantages of self-organizing production, European companies lag behind in comparison with companies internationally. The reason for this in Germany is the tendency to reorganize the complete production right from the start instead of aiming for a goal in small steps and with individual pilot projects. In addition, there is uncertainty about the best software and to which standards the companies should adhere.

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Medical Device Regulation's Potential Impact on Additive Manufacturing

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When the European Union's (EU's) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was first introduced in 2017, it set in motion a three-year countdown to its full application in 2020. The MDR could drastically impact the way medical devices are made in the EU, particularly those produced using additive manufacturing (AM).

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Obsolescence Management - How Well Are You Prepared?

The product lifecycle of a technical system is often longer in practise than the availability of spare parts. Every day, manufacturers worldwide are discontinuing products, so their end of life is announced. This affects not only the systems manufacturer but largely the operator of the plant. The machine down risk for a defective component within the system increases. While it was common practise a few years ago to stock critical components, it was soon removed in respect of warehouse costs and the tied-up capital and replaced by just-in-time inventory availability by the manufactures or distributors.

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Spare Parts Management in Maintenance & Production

 I would like to take you on an excursion into the world of numbers and statistics. Statistically, many companies spend 6 -10% of their gross fixed assets on annual maintenance.  If we take the indirect costs of machine failures, delivery shortfalls, quality problems and short-term replacement investments into account, we talk about a value of 750 billion euros per year.

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The Culture of Giving Back:  Radwell International's Story

Like most companies, the story of Radwell International is one of humble beginnings. The company story began 38 years ago in Mount Laurel, NJ and has survived and thrived through many changes. Brian Radwell, too, has gone through his share of challenges, both personal and professional. To read the detailed story of Radwell, you can check out this blog post The Story of Radwell.

To truly understand the Radwell story, you have to understand a little bit about Brian Radwell's motivation, which stems from supporting his father who was the kindest man in the world according to many people within the company who knew him when he was alive. I had the rare opportunity to ask Brian Radwell a question about fear of failure and the family culture of giving back .

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