The Art of Modern Manufacturing – Audio Tour: POLARIS Laboratories

Fluid Forces
By Michael Durr

Audio commentary by Ryan Henderson, director of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Michael Durr, Indianapolis photographer and videographer, and Sandra Cline, writer, editor and communications strategist.


The image below Ikelite is at a company called POLARIS Laboratories, and they specialize in fluid analytics for their global manufacturing customer base..


So this one was, you know, zippin’ around, and doing these different samples. So I had to kinda think about, “Okay, where do– what do I want this image to look like?” I framed up the image that I wanted, focused on that particular jar of liquid, and then– waited for the machine to get to where I needed to, almost like you were posing it.


The reason for these little jars are  the liquids that POLARIS tests from its customers around the world. And they’re used in predictive maintenance for customers, And it’s much easier to be able to find out early that you need to change the oil in some part of that machine than to replace the entire machine down the line.

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