If you are not controlling contamination of your lubricants, then you cannot achieve the maximum service life of your rotating machinery or your lubricants. Using lots of 3D animations and animated illustrations, this presentation will focus on gearbox lubrication, explaining why contamination reduces the life of the gears and bearings (and the oil itself), how much the service life is reduced, how to reduce contamination, and how to remove unavoidable (and avoidable) contaminants.
Reliability is often used by plants to define future improvement efforts and set expectations for employees and managers. Understanding how it's defined and how to measure it can often be confusing to your organization.
This video will give you IDCON's concept of Overall Production Efficiency
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Traditional business models are under pressure across all industries: A study from PA Consulting shows that 70% of manufacturing companies that were on the Fortune 1000 list ten years ago have disappeared. Survivors include market leaders such as IBM, Boeing, General Motors, John Deere, Rolls Royce and Philips – i.e. companies that have continuously renewed their offerings and redesigned their organisations.
Flying a plane requires a special feel. Helping pilots learn this feel is the mission of the flight simulation industry. According to Aviation Safety magazine, perhaps “the most significant factor” in helping pilots fly safely “is the high-quality simulator training airline pilots receive from their first flight and continuing regularly throughout their career.”
Most maintenance and reliability professionals understand the benefits of improved reliability. Reducing downtime, avoiding costly failure, improving safety and other benefits would immediately come to mind. But the question is, do they truly understand the impact of reliability measures on reaching set business goals?
Recent technological developments in automation software have led to some pretty interesting possibilities in maintenance for organizations around the world. Multiple breakthroughs have combined in order to enhance the productivity and efficiency involved with equipment checkups and repair.
From amusement parks to high-security buildings and public transportation, pedestrian turnstiles are used around the world to control traffic flow and keep people and businesses safe. Turnstile technology can come in many forms, such as full-height, tripod and sliding gate, all monitoring capacity, while controlling security. Subjected to harsh, high cycle-rate environments, turnstile reliability is critical to public safety, and that is why pedestrian turnstile manufacturers utilize customized shock absorbers to keep equipment running smoothly.
Simon is a condition monitoring specialist from a local oil refinery. He contacted my office for advice about predicting flexible coupling failures. Currently, they perform basic vibration analysis on their pumps and motors using an overall meter. They have some success predicting bearing failures but the same cannot be said for couplings. Several unexpected failures shut them down this year.
Predictive maintenance 4.0 is expected to drastically change the maintenance market. Besides the traditional reliability engineer we will begin to see new roles in the maintenance & asset management department: the data scientist.
The ability to monitor the condition of assets 24/7, from any location, is becoming the new trend in maintenance practices. Ultrasound, being a key technology in condition monitoring, will play a key role in this trend.
New technologies such as artificial intelligence may seem exciting, but without consistent standardisation, problems will arise.