AME just acquired a DEWEsoft system, a powerful multi-channel data acquisition system that allows AME to collect ANY form of data synchronously and continuously.
Be it standard vibration, temperature, torsional vibration, speed, position, etc.; it can collect it and any other signal with the correct programming.
We can even add VIDEO footage and timecode it to the data being collected! This gives a global perspective of what the system is doing relative to the local parameters being measured, such as a vessel experiencing a specific vibration while hitting a wave. Contact us to learn more!
The night of the South Florida Manufacturers Association Annual Recognition of Excellence Event was full of anticipation and excitement as nominees waited around, full of pride, dressed with their badges of honor displayed for all to see.
Whether recognized as winners or not, they walked out of the event as winners in their own right.
AME nominated our lead machinist, Danilo Orellana, who has worked as an amazing craftsman and loyal employee for AME for nearly 18 years. Congratulations, Danilo!
New Employee Highlight
Kelly Noonan is AME's accounts payable administrator. She supports the Manager of Finance with A/P and A/R functions, as well as supports administration. Before joining AME, she worked as data and payroll analyst for an employee benefits firm, where she verified payroll and insurance deductions for hundreds of employees. Right before coming to AME, she worked as a showroom assistant at a home remodeling firm. While completing her bachelor’s degree in communications, she volunteered as a Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line and the Salvation Army.
Ron Davidsonis one of AME's Field Service Engineers. He has 11 years of combined experience in the marine and construction equipment industries. He began as a mechanic in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he earned a Meritorious Mast Award for Outstanding Service. Later, he advanced to teach classes in mechanical equipment repair. As his skills grew, he completed major repairs and overhauls of engines, designed rudder systems for hovercrafts, and trained new technicians.
Juan Carlos Rodriquez joined AME in March 2021 as one of our Welders/Fabricators/Pipe Fitters. He assists with all aspects of the welding department and the maintenance of its equipment. He has 20 years of experience, many of which were spent within the maritime industry at one of the world’s largest shipyards in South Florida. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his long tenure in our wonderful yachting industry, and we are happy to have him on board.
James Khreibani is our Operations Services Manager. He has 18 years of deep experience in delivering technical projects from beginning to end, including 12+ years of practical engineering experience. James began his career as a resident engineer at the UK Ministry of Defense, where he worked his way up to become the project manager. While there, he held multiple positions across the submarine industry and secured government funding and nuclear technical responsibilities. He has experience as a senior project manager supervising teams of up to 100 personnel. He later moved to France, where he was responsible for delivering the 20-Year Plant Life Extension (PLEX) for the Gardanne CFB power-plant boiler in the South of France. After James relocated to the United States, he was the Energy Project Manager/Engineer for Carnival Corporation, responsible for managing global energy conservation projects. He has also worked as an engineering consultant for marine and land-based projects.
AME was recently contracted by a local locomotive maintenance company to perform a precision laser alignment of a train’s main generator to its respective diesel engine.
We measured engine mount deflections and internal limiter clearances on six mounts supporting the 20-cylinder engine.
Upon completion of the alignment, the flexible coupling was installed to get that engine running!
The generator's hold-down bolts and flexible coupling bolts were torqued to 1,075 ft-lbs and 606 ft-lbs using AME’s Hytorc system.
AME recently became authorized service and sales providers for CMC Marine’s full line of electric stabilizer, thrusters, and steering systems and performed a 6-year stabilizer maintenance service for an 84’ Azimut.
During this service, the port and starboard stabilizer fins were removed and landed such that bottom paint could be applied. Port and starboard servo motors, right-angle gearboxes, shafts, seals, and bearings were all removed from the vessel.
Lip seals and rolling element bearings were replaced with new ones, and all parts were cleaned thoroughly.
Shafts, bearings, and seals were then reinstalled, gearboxes and servo motors reconnected, and fins reinstalled per the Manufacturer’s specifications.
“I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and professionalism on board. I had a wonderful experience with AME, everyone was kind, polite, and professional. The work performed was excellent and although we had an issue outside of AME’s control, the support from Tony especially was phenomenal. I look forward to doing business with you all again and recommending you to my friends." Captain, 84’ Azimut
The West Palm Beach Boat Show was a smash success. The docks were jam-packed with people and boats, and everyone was excited to be out and about. Christine and Rich attended and were excited to be back in the swings of things at another fantastic boat show. This year we visited Buddy with CMC Marine. AME is an authorized service provider for all CMC products. Until next year!
To ensure the safety of all participants, the MIASFdecided to adapt their annual Plywood Regatta into the Cardboard Regatta for 2021. Normally, students work in large teams and craft a boat together out of plywood. This year, the students prepared their boats with cardboard at home, then brought their creations for a timed race in a pool. The students hopped in their handmade vessels and paddled themselves to the finish line. The boats were judged on creativity, spirit, structural integrity, as well as performance in the water.
AME is thrilled that this annual exercise in teamwork, innovation, and marine education could resume this year and that scholarships continued to be awarded to advance education toward maritime careers. Terry Reyes served as of one of three judges, and Christine Battles was the MC for the fifth year in a row!
In May, Christine attended the MIASF Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. It was great day to catch up with industry leaders who are making movement in our dynamic industry.
The Port Everglades Association hosted the 2021 Economic Engine Performance Report on June 4, 2021. This is an annual briefing on business from Broward County’s airport, seaport, and tourism leaders. AME was happy to support the industry by attending and learning from industry professionals on the latest and greatest developments and how South Florida is bouncing back from the pandemic. It was great to be among the leaders in our dynamic industry and especially great to hear from the four panelists: Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels, Visit Lauderdale CEO/President Stacy Ritter, Broward County Aviation Department CEO/Direction of Aviation Mark Gale, and Broward County Transportation Surtax Administrator Gretchen M. Cassini. Thank you to the Port Everglades Association for a wonderful luncheon, and thank you to the Shutts & Bowen law firm for inviting us to your table.
Save the Date!
Marine Propulsion Webinar Weekstarts July 26, 2021. Their webinar weeks are based on the upcoming issues of Marine Propulsion magazine, and these webinars help inspire their editorial team with fresh ideas and quality content to share with their readership. These webinars attract over 30,000 international viewers each year. Plus, the recorded webinars are stored in their virtual library for those who cannot catch the live stream.
It is free to register and attend these webinars. President Rich Merhige and Technical Projects/Sales Manager Tony Planamento will be presenting as panelists in their fields of expertise: Rich will cover noise/vibration analysis, and Tony will discuss condition monitoring. Stay tuned!
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New Propulsion System Could Enable Flying at Speeds Up to Mach 17
University of Central Florida researchers are building on their technology that could pave the way for hypersonic flight, such as travel from New York to Los Angeles in under 30 minutes.
"A conceptual hypersonic aircraft, powered by an oblique detonation wave engine, is pictured. Background image credit: NASA. Aircraft and composite image credit: Daniel Rosato, UCF."Learn more here
What is condition monitoring for machines?
Condition monitoring is a technique for tracking a machine's health and performance over time. With condition monitoring, machinery operators measure temperature, noise, vibration, and RPM against set thresholds to pinpoint signs of degradation.
Practicing this technique can have a major impact on your bottom line while increasing the lifespan of your machinery. Contact us to learn more.