Maintworld.com http://www.maintworld.com en-GB Tue, 23 May 2017 09:03:04 +0300 Wed, 24 May 2017 12:14:08 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Keep Your Steam Clean, Safe And Energy-Efficient Tue, 23 May 2017 09:03:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3045 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Keep-Your-Steam-Clean-Safe-And-Energy-Efficient A defective steam trap can lead to an enormous waste of energy and steam. It can also cause significant equipment deterioration, as well as a loss of production quality. Paradoxically, maintenance programs often neglect steam trap monitoring.

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Vibration Data Collector Vibrio M Evolution Continues Mon, 22 May 2017 14:05:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3038 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Vibration-Data-Collector-Vibrio-M-Evolution-Continues Vibrio M is the 4th generation of Adash best-selling vibration data collector. Its development has not been stopped and now the Vibrio M is available with new push-pull connectors which makes your day to day data collection even easier.

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Ultrasound Inspection Courses – Agenda for 2017 Mon, 22 May 2017 11:53:43 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3036 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Ultrasound-Inspection-Courses-Agenda-for-2017 UE Systems Europe will hold a series of Ultrasound Level I courses during the rest of 2017, in different locations and languages. These certification courses are in accordance with ISO 18436-8 and meet the requirements of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice, SNT-TC-1A.

 

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ICONICS Highlights Mixed Reality HMI, IoT Connectivity and Robotics Integration at Hannover Messe 2017 Mon, 22 May 2017 11:41:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3034 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/ICONICS-Highlights-Mixed-Reality-HMI-IoT-Connectivity-and-Robotics-Integration-at-Hannover-Messe-2017 ICONICS showcased its automation software solutions, including its new IoTWorX™ software suite, working with a Microsoft HoloLens and Comau robot, within Microsoft’s booth at Hannover Messe from April 24-28, 2017 in Hannover, Germany.

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Power Plants Could Cut a Third of their Emissions by Using Solar Energy Tue, 16 May 2017 11:13:47 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3032 http://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Power-Plants-Could-Cut-a-Third-of-their-Emissions-by-Using-Solar-Energy Led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the COMBO-CFB project has developed a new way to increase solar energy production in the energy system. According to this research, the concept can reduce fuel consumption and emissions stressing the climate by more than 33 percent.

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The Frankenstein Factor in IT – Therapy needed for our AI Future Tue, 02 May 2017 10:21:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3029 http://www.maintworld.com/News/The-Frankenstein-Factor-in-IT-Therapy-needed-for-our-AI-Future A new report on Machine Intelligence has been published by SogetiLabs addressing the fear of Artificial Intelligence and how organizations should handle it.

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Dumper Wagon System from Kiruna Wagon Named Finalist for Swedish Steel Prize 2017 Tue, 02 May 2017 10:11:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3027 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Dumper-Wagon-System-from-Kiruna-Wagon-Named-Finalist-for-Swedish-Steel-Prize-2017 For developing the Helix Dumper, an innovative wagon solution that is highly durable and far more efficient than other ore wagon offerings, Kiruna Wagon has been named a finalist for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017.

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Vaisala Completes World's Largest Solar Dataset Validation Study Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:51:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3025 http://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Vaisala-Completes-World-s-Largest-Solar-Dataset-Validation-Study Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has released the results of the world's largest solar dataset validation study undertaken to date. Independent comparison of satellite and ground-based measurements ensures accuracy and consistency of solar resource data for developers worldwide.

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Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Working Lives recognised at the EU-OSHA Good Practice Awards Ceremony Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:14:33 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3023 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Innovative-Solutions-for-Sustainable-Working-Lives-recognised-at-the-EU-OSHA-Good-Practice-Awards-Ceremony In the run-up to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, the Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards ceremony is held in Valletta, Malta. Organised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the awards showcase successful interventions by European organisations to make their workplaces safer and healthier for workers of all ages — and therefore more productive.

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Mobius Institute Awards Q1 Scholarships Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:58:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3021 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Mobius-Institute-Awards-Q1-Scholarships Mobius Institute, in association with the IMVAC conference, has awarded scholarships to three of the most deserving recipients from each global region. The company said it received scholarship applications from over 250 prospective vibration analysts from more than 65 different countries.

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Comau Introduces its Industry 4.0 Automation Solutions at Hannover Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:37:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3017 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Comau-Introduces-its-Industry-4.0-Automation-Solutions-at-Hannover Comau, a leading global company operating in the industrial automation field, showcases its “new era of automation” at the Hannover Messe 2017 tradeshow, being held April 23 – 28, 2017 in Hannover, Germany.

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Strata Showcases its Factory of the Future Vision at Hannover Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:47:26 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3015 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Strata-Showcases-its-Factory-of-the-Future-Vision-at-Hannover Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company is set to explore collaboration opportunities with industry leading companies and technology providers who will support in the development of its factory-of-the-future ‘Strata 2.0’ -facility. 

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Want More Cost Savings for Your Organization? Here’s How Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:21:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3013 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Want-More-Cost-Savings-for-Your-Organization-Here-s-How Asset Management is at the core of any organization’s success. If handled well, it contributes to the overall productivity and efficiency. As a result of which the organization is able to save a lot of money on multiple levels.

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How do Leading Maintenance Teams get more out of their Asset Management Software Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:50:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3009 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-do-Leading-Maintenance-Teams-get-more-out-of-their-Asset-Management-Software Leading maintenance teams fully realise that the assets they manage are listed on their company’s balance sheet. There is a continuous appreciation that their assets’ performance has a direct impact on the profitability of their companies. How they manage their asset management software reveals some broader insights into their unique approach of making the most out of their software investment.

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Digital Ecosystems – Because the Customer is Always Right Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:40:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3007 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Digital-Ecosystems-Because-the-Customer-is-Always-Right It is ironic that the business idea that opened my eyes ­to the core of the wave of disruptive change was a lipstick shop. This store was located in a non-assuming corner in Soho, New York, and had no technological marvels or analytics. Rather, their product was very simple: The customer could come in and show a color – any color.

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Graphene Sieve turns Seawater into Drinking Water Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:56:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3003 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Graphene-Sieve-turns-Seawater-into-Drinking-Water Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.

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Can a Future Circular Collider Make You Feel Cosy at Home? Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:27:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2999 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Can-a-Future-Circular-Collider-Make-You-Feel-Cosy-at-Home Another rainy and chilly week day. Weather forecast indicates that it will stay like that for the entire weekend. Βut you feel cozy at home, cuddling on the sofa with your favourite book or listening to your preferred music. How is this linked with a new 100 km particle collider?

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New Solar Cell "Most Efficient Ever" Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:39:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2997 http://www.maintworld.com/News/New-Solar-Cell-Most-Efficient-Ever For the first time, scientists have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with a conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has reported. The collaboration of DOE and Spectrolab, Inc. (a subsidiary of Boeing) led to the achievement of a decades-long goal: to break the 40-percent efficiency barrier on solar cell devices.

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How to get the Block into the Supply Chain Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:20:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2995 http://www.maintworld.com/News/How-to-get-the-Block-into-the-Supply-Chain For years, global operations teams have been pressured into creating a transparent supply chain that can be tracked, traced and managed end-to-end. While a noble target, it has so far proven very difficult to realize due to technical, organizational and operational restrictions. With new technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain emerging and rapidly developing, this utopia might be closer than we actually believe.

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When Vibration Diagnostics Fails to Work Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:52:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2982 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/When-Vibration-Diagnostics-Fails-to-Work In some cases the use of applied diagnostics fails to give you the expected end result. For instance, a company may buy a system for vibration diagnostics and offer proper training on the device to its staff, but still the anticipated results from it use, such as reduced costs and less unexpected shutdowns, are just not forthcoming. Why is this so?

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Building the Foundation for a Successful Ultrasound Programme Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:28:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2983 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Building-the-Foundation-for-a-Successful-Ultrasound-Programme Ultrasound is a key technology used by maintenance professionals all over the world. Its many applications and quick learning curve are adding to the popularity, but to get the maximum out of an ultrasonic inspection tool, companies need to invest in standardized Certification Training.

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Extracting Maximum Economic Value from Ageing Assets Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:15:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2972 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Extracting-Maximum-Economic-Value-from-Ageing-Assets More than 40 maintenance professionals from chemical production plants in Benelux joined Mainnovation last month to discuss challenges facing their industry. The key message of the event was straightforward: maintenance is an increasingly critical factor for industrial companies. More attention must, however, be devoted now to extending service life of ageing plants and to technological modernisation.

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Reliability and Maintenance Management Beliefs Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:06:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2984 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reliability-and-Maintenance-Management-Beliefs3 Excellent leadership is an essential success factor for lasting results for any improvement initiative an organization undertakes. As a leader you need to create an organization of disciples that will follow you to make your vision, or future organization, a reality.

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The Parallel Paths of Maintenance and Lubrication Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:56:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2968 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Parallel-Paths-of-Maintenance-and-Lubrication For maintenance programmes, the decades-long migration from Breakdown to Planned to Predictive strategies represents significant, albeit slow-paced, progress. It is interesting to note, however, that by comparison, this progress did not filter down equally to lubrication programmes. A look at the first two strategy phases - Breakdown and Planned – shows a close analogy between corresponding maintenance and lube processes.

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Small Cost, Big Savings in Packaging and Bottling Industries Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:44:46 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2985 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Small-Cost-Big-Savings-in-Packaging-and-Bottling-Industries Conveyors and assembly processes are widely used across many industries. As automation continues its upward trend, markets like PET bottling, food and beverage, and general packaging, which see many sudden stops and starts are seeing an increased need for shock absorbers to safely control and dampen the kinetic energy produced throughout the production line.

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ICONICS Announces IoT World Tour Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:31:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2960 http://www.maintworld.com/News/ICONICS-Announces-IoT-World-Tour ICONICS has announced an IoT World Tour, where it will present its Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, and secure web visualization software solutions for businesses across the globe.

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You are invited to attend IMVAC Europe 2017! Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:27:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2958 http://www.maintworld.com/News/You-are-invited-to-attend-IMVAC-Europe-2017 Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis training & certification, has announced the first 2017 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC).

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Leveraging Planned Outages at Power Plants Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:18:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2986 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Leveraging-Planned-Outages-at-Power-Plants Many of the world’s most efficient power plants are Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plants (CCGT) incorporating gas and steam turbines. These turbines present demanding motion control challenges, which affect machine performance, safety, reliability and supply of power to customers. 

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Cardan Shaft Measurement – Working in Confined Spaces Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:57:40 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2987 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Cardan-Shaft-Measurement-Working-in-Confined-Spaces Winter Grün Markier-technologie GmbH produces, at their site in Wilnsdorf, machines specially designed for making road markings. In addition to this, trucks are fitted with special installations and equipped according to customer requirements.

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The Mixed Reality of IIoT Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:05:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2990 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Mixed-Reality-of-IIoT If I told you it was possible to use a mixed reality device to control a manufacturing robot using HMI/SCADA software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), would you believe me? Certainly there is a “wow” factor in being able to do so, but it is a reality today.

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