Tan Delta Systems, a manufacturer of real-time oil quality monitoring sensors and systems is leading the way within the plant, works and maintenance sector with the launch of SENSE-2. The new oil condition monitoring kit provides real-time data about machine oil quality to optimise maintenance and reduce operating costs.
PWE takes a look at how developments in instrument condition monitoring can unlock operational excellence
Christopher Hallum, UE Systems North Europe Operations Manager looks at the role of ultrasound as a condition monitoring tool and why using vibration and ultrasound together is the best way to reach excellence in your maintenance practices
Lyle Oxton had worked at igus for 3 years when he was tasked with implementing a workflow system. PWE reports.
Martin Hurley, business development manager for industrial automation specialist Novotek Ireland, looks at how you can improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Applications that require precise information on the linear or angular movement of an object rely on the accuracy of motion sensors within. Accelerometers and gyroscopes can be used to provide this movement data, and utilising developments in MEMS technologies means this is all possible within a much smaller space envelope. But as we push for increased functionality in smaller spaces, what can custom ICs do to benefit? Richard Mount, Director of Sales at ASIC design and supply company Swindon Silicon Systems explains.
A collaboration of four leading Cumbrian SMEs are embarking on a pioneering venture to establish "Resolve Engineered Solutions".
Acorn Industrial Services, a leading power transmission stockist has announced it has become the first company in the UK to be awarded new maintenance product partner status by bearing and maintenance product manufacturer - SKF.
Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS), a provider of energy management systems to water suppliers, asked Ovarro to assist in improving the way data is presented to its clients? PWE reports
Monitoring the condition of large industrial equipment fleets is challenging and, without the necessary insights, it can be hard to understand the health and performance of assets. To help operators overcome this challenge, industrial digital solutions provider WEG has launched its new WEGscan sensor. By integrating WEGscan into their fleet, operators can monitor a wide range of equipment, including reducers, gear motors and compressors, helping operators reduce costs and improve predictive maintenance.
The ability to have a clear view of all assets and maintenance to drive effective management and control is still a huge challenge. PWE takes a look at how Wienerberger has achieved this with the support of the Agility CMMS solution from SSG Insight.
Reducing downtime owing to machine faults and breakdowns is important for all industries, but with marine equipment typically being in a remote location, how do we react when problems occur? Andrew Powles Managing Director at FPE Seals explains further.
Optimal utilsation of assets, low downtime and low maintenance costs ensure the highest possible productivity. This requires an intelligent EAM solution for registering and analysing the data
The latest Talking Industry (TI) panel discussion discussed how digital technologies can be used in maintenance activities. What can you learn from machines using digital techniques, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)? TI Chair, Andy Pye reports.
Mitsubishi Electric has released a 24VDC digital input plug-in module for its FR-E800 range of variable speed drives (VSDs). PWE takes a closer look.
Today manufacturing companies are facing more challenges than ever before, from rising energy prices to parts supply issues and more recently an increasing skills shortage. The figures are telling and are indicative of conditions across the globe. PWE reports
Phil Heine is celebrating T-Cards Direct’s 60th Anniversary. Developed by his father, the company has played an important role in the engineering sector throughout this period and PWE caught up with Phil to learn a bit more about the concept and history of the company.
Clive Jones, Managing Director of thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer, explains how proactive thermal fluid management is the key to safe and efficient operations.
Donal Bourke, Director of Sales at PEMAC discusses the common trends emerging in maintenance management across industries and the pivotal role of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) in the era of Maintenance 4.0.
The continued contraction of the UK manufacturing sector further underlines the importance of digital inspection and condition monitoring technology to avoid unplanned maintenance costs in Q3 2023 and beyond, says Alfa Laval’s new Service Operations Manager.
Fluke Reliability, will be discussing a new vision for the future of maintenance on Stand A42 at Maintec 2023, part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week.
Pressure to meet environmentally friendly practices is at an all-time high. Especially now that we are seeing a dramatic increase in global temperatures and natural disasters. The United Nations have set out a Net-Zero target and with manufacturing companies accounting for 16% of the carbon emissions for the UK alone, there is a demand for sustainable operations. Prasanna Kulkarni, Product Architect and Libby Taylor, Research Editor of Comparesoft, explain why manufacturers leverage IIoT and asset management to drive sustainability.
Permits are a crucial part of maintenance work. They ensure that the work carries out safely and that everyone involved understands the risks and responsibilities. There are multiple ways you can handle permits. Is digitalisation the answer to it?
Schaeffler has launched a ‘Grease App’, which it says offers a solution for complex rolling bearing lubrication questions. PWE reports
PWE looks at how an online monitoring solution using ultrasonic sensors was able to detect an issue on a critical bearing before it turned into a big problem.
Anyone with responsibility for warehouse equipment must consider the question of if the equipment is faulty, do you repair or replace? Rite-Hite’s Thorsten Mauritz explains further.
Maintec returns on 7th and 8th of June 2023 at Birmingham’s NEC as part of Nineteen Group’s Manufacturing & Engineering Week (M&E Week) www.mandeweek.co.uk . PWE reports
At a time when national electrical grids are under extreme pressure, unexpected outages can prove to be a considerable challenge. When a power plant in Germany experienced the sudden failure of a boiler feed pump, output dropped by more than 40%, which affected both the local grid and company profits. Needing to resolve this situation urgently, Sulzer was called in to repair the asset and conduct an investigation to secure the reliability of the power station.
Donal Bourke, Sales Director, PEMAC explains how CMMS software can support preventive maintenance strategies within manufacturing organisations.
Airborne & structure-borne ultrasound has become a major player in bearing condition monitoring. Once considered just a leak detector, more maintenance & reliability professionals are beginning to realise all of the benefits associated with using ultrasound for condition monitoring applications. The P-F Curve with which we have all become familiar with reflects that trend.
Serena Cooper, QMS International, looks at closing the skills gap in manufacturing and engineering
Global miner Anglo American has overcome persistent reliability problems at an important iron ore project in Brazil with the help of Sulzer pump specialists. PWE reports.
Johan Jonzon, CMO and Co-Founder of edge analytics platform developer, Crosser, explains how edge analytics provides instantaneous data to prevent unscheduled downtime.
Do you ever wish you had x-ray eyes to see inside a machine to predict exactly when it will fail? The reality is probably a relentless routine of maintenance checklists and service inspections, together with time-consuming preventive procedures. Nevertheless, unexpected lapses in product quality and machine failures are still likely to happen. PWE spoke to David Hannaby, Market Product Manager for SICK UK to find out more.
ABB has acquired a minority stake in Swedish start-up Viking Analytics via its venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). The strategic partnership to develop the next generation of predictive asset health analytics for electrical equipment, will allow customers to predict anomalies before they become a risk to their operations. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.
Sulzer engineers custom boiler feed pumps with updated hydraulic design for 50% less than replacement cost. PWE reports
Ian Loudon, international sales and marketing manager at wireless telemetry specialist Omniflex, outlines considerations for when selecting a radio frequency (RF) to operate on.
PWE takes a look at some of the latest problem-solving solutions from Turck Banner in machine safety, diagnostics and data security
PWE spoke to Donal Bourke, Sales Director, and Stephen Davis, Marketing Director, at PEMAC who explain how optimisation services can increase the return on investment of CMMS software projects and support maintenance improvement programmes.
Many companies that have only just started to recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic are now facing new challenges in the form of supply chain disruptions and skyrocketing energy costs. Against this backdrop, improving efficiency and minimising risks to uptime is more crucial than ever, but what steps are asset managers taking to address these challenges?
The manufacturing industry is facing a plethora of external challenges: supply chain disruptions, labour shortages and vast globalisation are amongst those at the top of many lists. Against the backdrop of vast international competition, these external factors have undoubtedly created heightened pressures for manufacturers to outperform their counterparts. Colin Crow, managing director of Nexer UK, reports.
Craig O’Neill and Ron Lucier look at how to choose a cooled or uncooled OGI camera.
A new report from IFS Ultimo outlines what steps asset managers are taking to mitigate the challenges associated with ageing assets, unplanned downtime, lack of communication and skills shortages.
Steam specialist TLV Euro Engineering has launched the FJ32, a range of free-float steam traps designed for process applications including jacketed pans, heat exchangers and vulcanisers that, while adopting the universal QuickTrap connection, can be regularly, safely and easily removed, repaired and reused.
Research conducted by the Tork brand reveals that a large number of machine operators are needlessly interrupted at least 20 times during their workday by having to fetch or dispose of wiping and cleaning products.
Over 60% of managers see improving mobile working as key to enhancing efficiency, and nearly all expect it to become integral to their maintenance strategy in five years’ time.
The skills gap is a prevalent problem across the industrial landscape, but can it be minimised through technology alone? Andy Graham*, explains further
The manufacturing industry is facing a plethora of external challenges: supply chain disruptions, labour shortages and vast globalisation are amongst those at the top of many lists. Against the backdrop of vast international competition, these external factors have undoubtedly created heightened pressures for manufacturers to outperform their counterparts. Could AI and AR be the solution? Colin Crow, managing director of Nexer UK reports
Stephen Davis, Marketing Director, PEMAC looks at 10 steps for implementing a successful intelligent maintenance programme
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