If you are considering to employ RCM analysis at your facility, it means you have recognized the need for a change in your maintenance strategies. Reliability-centered maintenance is an excellent way to keep your plant or machinery up and running by helping you choose the optimal maintenance strategy for all of your important assets.
Technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its remote guidance service, thereby creating an entirely new dimension in vessel repair and maintenance operations.
The oldest paper mill still operating in Germany detects defective steam traps with digital ultrasonic testing technology
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It is said that, “Maintenance is Managed by Managing Backlog”. Truer words were never spoken. Improvement in the management of maintenance leads to lower maintenance costs, more operating hours, increased safety and higher equipment reliability. So, the question is, how do we generate backlog to improve the management of maintenance?
Corrective, Preventive, Reality-Based, Predictive and Prescriptive: The Right Maintenance Routine Does Matter A Lot
At this year’s ComVac, the leading international trade fair for compressed air and vacuum technology, ultrasound specialist SONOTEC will be presenting the new modular software platform SONAPHONE DataSuite for the digital ultrasonic testing device SONAPHONE for the very first time. From 1 to 5 April 2019, visitors to booth E09 in Hall 26 will be able to see for themselves the benefits of the predictive maintenance software.
At this year’s Hannover Messe, Bega Special Tools will introduce a new generation of low-frequency induction heaters. These are used for controlled heating of bearings, gears and other machine parts. Using smart processor technology, they provide better control over a stress-free, controlled heating process. A log function allows the heating process to be recorded.
Ultrasound and infrared technologies are a perfect match when conducting inspections of electrical equipment. At any voltage, thermal anomalies and sources of ultrasound such as tracking and arcing can occur. Corona can also occur at 1000 volts and greater. Any of these conditions threaten the reliability of the equipment being inspected.
The challenge today is to how to best migrate the tightly-coupled factory floor architectures with the loosely coupled Web Services architecture of the IT world. Because of the discontinuity between the factory floor and the Enterprise, opportunities to mine the factory floor for quality data, interrogate and build databases of maintenance data, feed dashboard reporting systems, gather historical data and feed enterprise analytic systems are unavailable. Opportunities to improve maintenance procedures, reduce downtime, compare performance at various plants, lines and cells across the enterprise are all lost. But there is a reliable, highly secure and reliable solution: OPC UA.