Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:22:40 +0200 Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:22:40 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification EFFRA Announces the Opening of a New Industry 5.0 Award Contest: Apply by 1 April Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:22:40 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5990 https://www.maintworld.com/News/EFFRA-Announces-the-Opening-of-a-New-Industry-5.0-Award-Contest-Apply-by-1-April The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) together with the Manufuture and the European Commission is launching the first Industry 5.0 Award dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results make European industry more resilient, sustainable, and human-centric.

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World Water Week 2022 Open for Sessions and Seminar Proposals: '"Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water" as Theme Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:22:53 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5988 https://www.maintworld.com/News/World-Water-Week-2022-Open-for-Sessions-and-Seminar-Proposals-Seeing-the-Unseen-The-Value-of-Water-as-Theme World Water Week will take place from 23 August to 1 September 2022 online and in Stockholm, Sweden. This new format will offer opportunities to connect face to face and online to engage audiences worldwide. The theme of World Water Week 2022 is ‘Seeing the unseen: The value of water‘, with a focus on the diverse aspects of water, how others view and value water, and to help uncover water’s full value to society. 

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Ultimo and XMReality partner to optimise remote support Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:04:15 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5986 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Ultimo-and-XMReality-partner-to-optimise-remote-support Ultimo and XMReality launched a partnership to help customers improve efficiency and increase safety in field maintenance jobs. Swedish-based XMReality is a remote support platform that allows people to connect with colleagues or external experts to guide, inspect, verify or troubleshoot. The Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software provider Ultimo helps technical services and maintenance professionals gain better control over their assets. 

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Honeywell and FREYR Collaborate to Deploy Energy Storage Solutions via Next-Gen Battery Cells Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:07:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5983 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Honeywell-and-FREYR-Collaborate-to-Deploy-Energy-Storage-Solutions-via-Next-Gen-Battery-Cells Technology companies Honeywell and FREYR Battery have announced an agreement through which smart energy storage solutions will be provided to a wide range of commercial and industrial customers alike. Subject to viability, FREYR will leverage Honeywell’s broad automation and software expertise including automation systems, quality assurance and controls, and industrial software to provide manufacturing capacity at scale in Europe and the U.S.

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Valmet to Deliver Automation to the Baltics’ First Biogas Plant Fired with Household and Commercial Biowaste Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:31:54 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5981 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Valmet-to-Deliver-Automation-to-the-Baltics-First-Biogas-Plant-Fired-with-Household-and-Commercial-Biowaste Valmet will deliver automation to the Baltics’ first biogas plant fired with household and commercial biowaste. Built by BioWOIMA Finland Oy in Tallinn, Estonia, it will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles. Biofertilizer for land improvement is also produced as a by-product.

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Caverion to divest its subsidiary in Russia Wed, 12 Jan 2022 13:02:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5974 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Caverion-to-divest-its-subsidiary-in-Russia Caverion has decided to divest the entire share capital of its subsidiary (JSC “Caverion Rus”) in Russia to Aim Cosmetics Rus, LTD. The transaction covers Caverion’s entire operations in Russia which are focused on the St. Petersburg and Moscow regions. After the completion of the transaction, Caverion Group will no longer operate in Russia.

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Valmet launches intelligent fiber furnish control to secure better refiner operation Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:52:26 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5972 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Valmet-launches-intelligent-fiber-furnish-control-to-secure-better-refiner-operation Valmet introduces the  Valmet Fiber Furnish Control  application package for board and papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnish quality. Based on real-time measurements of multiple fiber properties and freeness, the control features advanced feedback and feedforward solutions together with model predictive control.

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How will the maintenance industry solve its skills shortage? Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:58:42 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5952 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/How-will-the-maintenance-industry-solve-its-skills-shortage Most European industrial companies find it difficult to recruit staff with the right skills. Especially in the field of maintenance, there is a serious deficiency of qualified workers. This, in turn, means that the development of production does not achieve its highest potential and results. What helps boost production, if you are unable to improve reliability? Unfortunately, many investments have been made without the goal of creating world-class production.

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Samotics completes Series A funding round to lead fight against industrial energy waste Wed, 15 Dec 2021 13:15:40 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5950 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Samotics-completes-Series-A-funding-round-to-lead-fight-against-industrial-energy-waste Samotics, a leading provider of real-time actionable insights to eliminate industrial energy waste and unplanned downtime, has completed a EUR 14.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by 83North, a global venture capital firm with a proven track record in building category leaders across multiple domains including Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

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Costa Rica and IRENA Sign Partnership to Advance National Decarbonisation Plan Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:24:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5943 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Costa-Rica-and-IRENA-Sign-Partnership-to-Advance-National-Decarbonisation-Plan The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Government of Costa Rica have signed an agreement to work together to strengthen the country’s decarbonisation plans and boost renewable energy project financing. 

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Metso Outotec Launches 100 pct Hydrogen-Based Process for Fine Ore Reduction Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:14:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5941 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Metso-Outotec-Launches-100-pct-Hydrogen-Based-Process-for-Fine-Ore-Reduction Finding new solutions to decarbonize the steelmaking value chain is a must for the industry to become fossil-free and to help limit global warming to 1.5°C. To support the efforts, Metso Outotec is introducing the next generation of its CircoredTM process for the direct reduction of iron ore fines. The process uses hydrogen as a reducing agent instead of CO produced from fossil fuels.

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Novares Opens New Test Facility for Plastics in France Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:01:49 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5939 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Novares-Opens-New-Test-Facility-for-Plastics-in-France Plastics solutions specialist for automotive industry, Novares has boosted its test capabilities with the opening of an ultra-modern test centre in Lens, France, which houses a new vibration shaker system for measuring premature wear and tear on vehicle parts: the LDS V8900 HBT1220 shaker.

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Videos: Using Ultrasound for Compressed Air Leak Detection Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:25:42 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5928 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Videos-Using-Ultrasound-for-Compressed-Air-Leak-Detection Ultrasound technology can be used to quick and easily detect compressed air leaks, leading to potentially huge energy savings in industrial facilities.

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Swedish Battery Materials Company Expands to China Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:46:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5926 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Swedish-Battery-Materials-Company-Expands-to-China Swedish battery materials company Altris AB announced that it has officially opened its first office in China. The Guangzhou-based team will work to promote the company’s cathode material, Fennac®, to the Chinese market, as well as provide tailored local support to new and existing customers.

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3D printer manufacturer Wematter continues strong growth in Europe Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:40:35 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5924 https://www.maintworld.com/News/3D-printer-manufacturer-Wematter-continues-strong-growth-in-Europe Swedish 3D printer manufacturer Wematter is wrapping up 2021 with expansion into four new countries as part of its international growth strategy. Customers in France, Italy, the UK, and the Netherlands have gained access to Wematter's office-ready systems through local partner resellers.

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To Repair or not to Repair... Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:56:38 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5922 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/To-Repair-or-not-to-Repair Without any doubt you have already tried to repair a household appliance and/or an electronic device.  And let me guess, it proved not to be an easy task. Sometimes spare parts and technical information are not available. Or you simply do not succeed to open up the appliance without causing damage. Throwing it away and replacing it is then the only solution. 

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Best Practices for Performing a Compressed Air Leak Survey with Paul Klimuc Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:00:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5909 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Best-Practices-for-Performing-a-Compressed-Air-Leak-Survey-with-Paul-Klimuc Paul Klimuc is an Ultrasound expert with SDT Ultrasound Solutions. He has experience dealing with a wide variety of industries, including (but not limited to) Aircraft, Auto, Food, Steel, Power Generation, and Tobacco.

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SPS 2021 -event is canceled due to Covid-19 situation Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:41:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5907 https://www.maintworld.com/News/SPS-2021-event-is-canceled-due-to-Covid-19-situation Following the announcement made by Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder in a press conference, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH has canceled the SPS - Smart Production Solutions -event, which was scheduled to take place in Nuremberg from 23 - 25 November 2021.

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3 Ways in Which Manufacturers Can Manage Their MRO Inventory Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:53:29 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5920 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/3-Ways-in-Which-Manufacturers-Can-Manage-Their-MRO-Inventory2 Modern facilities are focused on streamlining production processes while lowering operational costs and eliminating equipment downtime. Managing inventory for different departments within an organization can be nerve-racking. Facilities must maintain sufficient stocks of replacement parts, tools, safety supplies and other consumables needed for Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) activities.

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Strategic Success for Shutdowns Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:52:23 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5919 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Strategic-Success-for-Shutdowns How do the C-Suite leaders ensure they have given the proper direction and support, so that plant(s) have a clear message and guidance on what STO’s mean to their company’s success?

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Part III: AI Factory for Operation Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:51:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5918 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Part-III-AI-Factory-for-Operation All over the world, industries are boarding the digital train and exploiting the power of new and emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning (DL), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data analytics, and Digital Twins, to enhance competitiveness and make operations competitive and economically viable. 

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Risk Based Inspection Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:51:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5917 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Risk-Based-Inspection Every now and then, the world is shocked by incidents, such as explosions, emissions of toxic gases, or large fires. For instance, you will recall the giant explosion of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in the Beirut harbor on August 4, 2020. Such incidents are nightmares that must be prevented at all times.

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Avoiding Unplanned Downtime: Online Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:49:09 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5913 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Avoiding-Unplanned-Downtime-Online Keeping a close eye on the condition of critical equipment is fundamental in any industrial facility. When critical bearings fail, it almost always leads to unplanned downtime and interrupted production process, costing companies thousands in production loses. 

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What is the big deal about Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:48:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5912 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/What-is-the-big-deal-about Being certified is just about passing a test, right? If you can pass the test, surely that is proof that you are worthy of being certified, right? And as long as there are no obvious and easy ways to cheat, surely the examination process is adequate, right?

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Hydrogen Generation Market Size Worth 184.23 Billion USD By 2028 | CAGR: 5.5 PCT Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:35:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5871 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Hydrogen-Generation-Market-Size-Worth-184.23-Billion-USD-By-2028-CAGR-5.5-PCT The global hydrogen generation market size is expected to reach USD 184.23 billion by 2028 according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Hydrogen Generation Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Systems Type (Merchant, Captive); By Technology; By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2021 – 2028” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

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Investing in energy efficiency – "A win-win for both business and the planet" Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:55:51 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5869 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Investing-in-energy-efficiency-A-win-win-for-both-business-and-the-planet The European Union has estimated that requiring new motors to provide at least IE3 premium efficiency will save 110 TWh annually by 2030. This is equivalent to 40 million tons of CO2 emissions and €20 billion in energy bills per year. It is possible to save a further 25 percent energy or more by adding a variable speed drive (VSD).

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ABB sees an untapped opportunity to cut global electricity consumption by 10 pct Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:33:07 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5867 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/ABB-sees-an-untapped-opportunity-to-cut-global-electricity-consumption-by-10-pct A major achievement of the COP26 climate summit was that 90 percent of the world is now covered by net zero targets. As a result, political leaders have a renewed focus on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and setting targets. Energy efficiency is an essential strategy in achieving these goals.

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Mikael Terner appointed new CEO of Easy-Laser AB Fri, 19 Nov 2021 12:51:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5863 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Mikael-Terner-appointed-new-CEO-of-Easy-Laser-AB The Board of Easy-Laser AB, market leader in laser-based measurement systems for industry, has appointed Mikael Terner new Chief Executive Officer. He will take over from Anders Edenhammar, who is moving on to a new position within the Indutrade Group. Mikael Terner will take over as CEO on January 1st, 2022.

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5 Preventive Maintenance Benefits That Show Why Organizations Need it Mon, 08 Nov 2021 16:50:46 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5862 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/5-Preventive-Maintenance-Benefits-That-Show-Why-Organizations-Need-it Maintenance management is finally getting the attention it deserves. Earlier, most organizations had no choice but to implement reactive maintenance, that is, maintenance that’s done after the machine malfunctions. While it’s more of an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach, it was never really practical - it didn’t help improve asset reliability, incurred costs, and caused production disruptions via unplanned machine downtime. 

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Heavy-Duty and Customized Shock Absorbers, No Matter Where you are Mon, 08 Nov 2021 16:40:50 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5860 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Heavy-Duty-and-Customized-Shock-Absorbers-No-Matter-Where-you-are This past year has provided ample evidence for how vulnerable supply chains can be. With the worldwide transportation slowdowns experienced in 2020 and 2021, and the corresponding increases in the price of freight, getting products from one central manufacturing facility to a customer’s location became more difficult, prohibitively expensive and slower.

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