Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:04:49 +0200 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:05:31 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Diagnosing Mechanical and Electrical Faults Using Ultrasound Spectrum Analysis Tue, 23 Feb 2021 18:04:49 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5466 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Diagnosing-Mechanical-and-Electrical-Faults-Using-Ultrasound-Spectrum-Analysis2 Ultrasound technology has become one of the essential tools in predictive maintenance, condition monitoring and reliability, due to its quick learning curve, ease of use and flexibility. Leak detection has been one of the most common applications for ultrasound, but we now see the technology more and more being used together with sound analysis software to diagnose specific mechanical and electrical faults.

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Magazino equips mobile robot with inductive charging system Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:18:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5455 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Magazino-equips-mobile-robot-with-inductive-charging-system Longer operating times, greater flexibility, fewer blocked areas - Magazino relies fully on Wiferion's inductive energy systems for its new SOTO 2 mobile robot. The robot transports small load carriers (SLC) fully autonomously from the warehouse to the production line. Thanks to wireless charging technology, the Munich-based robotics company integrates the energy supply into the value-adding process of the SOTO 2.

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Aker Solutions Wins FEED Contract for Empire Wind Project in the U.S. Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:03:35 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5452 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Aker-Solutions-Wins-FEED-Contract-for-Empire-Wind-Project-in-the-U.S Aker Solutions announced that it has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to study the design and delivery of concrete foundations for the wind turbine generators (WTG) for the planned Empire Wind project in New York.

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Three new handheld tachometers extend SKF’s range of basic condition monitoring equipment Wed, 17 Feb 2021 18:58:47 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5450 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Three-new-handheld-tachometers-extend-SKF-s-range-of-basic-condition-monitoring-equipment SKF has extended its range of tachometers, which can help manufacturing companies to optimize their condition monitoring on their production operations.

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BASF and Siemens Energy to cooperate in the field of Carbon Management Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:01:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5448 https://www.maintworld.com/News/BASF-and-Siemens-Energy-to-cooperate-in-the-field-of-Carbon-Management As part of a strategic partnership, BASF and Siemens Energy plan to accelerate commercial implementation of new technologies designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Honeywell and IDEMIA Announce Strategic Alliance to Develop Intelligent Building Offering Wed, 10 Feb 2021 19:18:05 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5443 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Honeywell-and-IDEMIA-Announce-Strategic-Alliance-to-Develop-Intelligent-Building-Offering Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, have announced a strategic alliance to create and cultivate an intelligent building ecosystem. The alliance will integrate Honeywell’s security and building management systems with IDEMIA’s biometric-based access control systems to create frictionless, safer and more efficient buildings.

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Day of Women and Girls in Science: female CEO’s in science and tech industries Wed, 10 Feb 2021 18:43:25 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5441 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Day-of-Women-and-Girls-in-Science-female-CEO-s-in-science-and-tech-industries This Thursday is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day – declared by the UN - recognizes the critical role women play in science and technology. Time to study the numbers! How many women made it to the top spot in science and tech industries? BoldData presents the number of women that hold CEO positions at ICT, construction and manufacturing companies.

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Report Finds Maintenance and Reliability Teams have been Financially Resilient During COVID-19 Wed, 03 Feb 2021 20:08:00 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5439 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Report-Finds-Maintenance-and-Reliability-Teams-have-been-Financially-Resilient-During-COVID-19 Thousands of professionals in maintenance and reliability across manufacturing and plants, food and beverage manufacturing, facilities management, and over seventeen other industries reported facing minimal financial impacts and turning to digital communication to accelerate team productivity during COVID-19.

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Advances in cellulose-based food packaging material move to testing phase of industrial production Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:46:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5435 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Advances-in-cellulose-based-food-packaging-material-move-to-testing-phase-of-industrial-production VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is testing Thermocell plastic film made of cellulose and fatty acids in the production of food packaging in cooperation with Arla Foods, Paulig, and Wipak.  Thermocell plastic material, which is made from renewable components, is to be used in the same way as fossil-based plastic. Thanks to the development work, many features of the film already meet the requirements of the food industry, and cooperation has advanced to the testing of industrial production.

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Climeon participates in EU-funded research project to decarbonize shipping Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:31:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5433 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Climeon-participates-in-EU-funded-research-project-to-decarbonize-shipping Sweden’s Climeon will participate in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 research project CHEK, aiming to reach zero emission shipping by disrupting the way ships are designed and operated today. The project has been granted funding of 10 million Euros by the EU.

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Ship shape: vibration sensors improve onboard maintenance Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:14:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5431 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Ship-shape-vibration-sensors-improve-onboard-maintenance Norwegian ship owner Solvang has introduced predictive maintenance to its fleet of tankers by investing in the new system for manual vibration monitoring, Enlight ProCollect from SKF.

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All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:34:38 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5428 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/All-electric-heavy-truck-challenges-the-Arctic-climate Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now in collaboration with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future.

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SKF Helps Leading Russian Steelmaker Cut Manufacturing Costs and Carbon Emissions Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:25:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5426 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/SKF-Helps-Leading-Russian-Steelmaker-Cut-Manufacturing-Costs-and-Carbon-Emissions SKF has remanufactured more than 39,000 bearings, weighing more than 400 tonnes, for steelmaker Severstal over the last 10 years. The bearings are used in the steelmaker’s continuous casting machines (CCMs). Remanufacturing has helped the company reduce carbon emissions by more than 65 tonnes per year.

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Vattenfall and Preem look into large-scale production of fossil-free hydrogen in Lysekil Wed, 27 Jan 2021 20:35:09 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5422 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Vattenfall-and-Preem-look-into-large-scale-production-of-fossil-free-hydrogen-in-Lysekil The collaboration between Vattenfall and Swedish fuel company Preem, aimed at producing fossil-free hydrogen for biofuel production, is entering the next phase. A study is now being conducted to examine opportunities for building a large-scale production facility at the refinery in Lysekil in Sweden.

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LUBExpert Dynamic Wed, 27 Jan 2021 20:26:07 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5420 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/LUBExpert-Dynamic LUBExpert Dynamic is a new option (key) available on the LUBExpert.

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Plastic waste from rivers for recycling – Jakarta, Indonesia as a target of study Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:56:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5418 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Plastic-waste-from-rivers-for-recycling-Jakarta-Indonesia-as-a-target-of-study Floating plastic waste can be recovered cost-effectively and valorised if the recovery can take place before the waste reaches the sea. A research project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd examines how plastic waste ending up in rivers can be taken out and recycled profitably. Jakarta, Indonesia is the testing ground.

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Emerson’s New Digital Toolset Enables More Efficient Maintenance Planning and Work Execution Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:02:29 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5416 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Emerson-s-New-Digital-Toolset-Enables-More-Efficient-Maintenance-Planning-and-Work-Execution Emerson has announced that it is adding the MyAssets toolset to its MyEmerson personalised digital experience to help users execute their maintenance plan more effectively. As part of the digital tools portfolio launched last year to improve productivity and collaboration, MyAssets provides instant access to device documentation, replacements, spares, and walkdown reports to help plant personnel better maintain and manage the useful life of their Emerson devices.

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How To Prepare A Construction Site For Winter Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:37:10 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5412 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-To-Prepare-A-Construction-Site-For-Winter In the construction industry, safety is always the main concern and so when the weather gets a bit cold or wet, workers need to be extra careful. During the winter, equipment can get damaged and the risks to the safety of workers on a construction site can be even higher. So, you need to make sure that you are preparing your construction site for the winter conditions before they even begin.

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Tackling High Moisture Conditions with Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:42:27 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5410 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Tackling-High-Moisture-Conditions-with-Micro-Corrosion-Inhibiting-Coatings There are two main challenges facing protective coatings in high moisture conditions. One is the issue of durability in a moisture-laden or immersion environment that is naturally more corrosive than a dry environment. Another issue is the challenge of being able to properly cure a coating in the presence of moisture.

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AI Startups Raised 9.9 BLN USD in H2 2020, a 15 Percent Jump YoY Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:18:03 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5408 https://www.maintworld.com/News/AI-Startups-Raised-9.9-BLN-USD-in-H2-2020-a-15-Percent-Jump-YoY Recent years have witnessed an impressive growth of the artificial intelligence industry, with companies from different sectors utilizing AI technology to improve their efficiency, quality, and speed.

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Global 5G Coverage to Grow 253 percent by 2025 and Reach 53 percent of Population Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:09:16 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5406 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Global-5G-Coverage-to-Grow-253-percent-by-2025-and-Reach-53-percent-of-Population Data presented by  Bankr indicates  that the 5G technology global coverage will grow by  253.84 percent in the next five years. By 2025, about 53 percent of the global population at 4.14 billion will have access to technology.

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COVID-19: Guidance helps Businesses Protect Workers and Communities Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:51:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5134 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/COVID-19-Guidance-helps-Businesses-Protect-Workers-and-Communities COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) urges businesses to protect workers and show their commitment to preventing the spread of this disease by following its guidance resources for the workplace

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Empower your Maintenance with a System Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:12:33 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5402 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Empower-your-Maintenance-with-a-System How maintenance is misunderstood. This area is often underestimated in a huge number of companies. Sure, the main point is to produce effectively and to reduce unnecessary costs, but is maintenance really part of the costs that are unnecessary?

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Industry 4.0 … A Practical Maintenance Perspective and Significant Impacts on Our Maintenance Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:59:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5392 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Industry-4.0-A-Practical-Maintenance-Perspective-and-Significant-Impacts-on-Our-Maintenance For many years, we have seen the evolution of technology and the acceleration of digital hybrid technologies.  What is industry 4.0 and how will it affect our factories in the short term?  

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Diagnosing Mechanical and Electrical Faults Using Ultrasound Spectrum Analysis Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:02:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5380 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Diagnosing-Mechanical-and-Electrical-Faults-Using-Ultrasound-Spectrum-Analysis Ultrasound technology has become one of the essential tools in predictive maintenance, condition monitoring and reliability, due to its quick learning curve, ease of use and flexibility. Leak detection has been one of the most common applications for ultrasound, but we now see the technology more and more being used together with sound analysis software to diagnose specific mechanical and electrical faults.

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To Transform or Tinker, That is the Question Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:44:47 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5371 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/To-Transform-or-Tinker-That-is-the-Question Improving reliability is rewarding but challenging. But the question is, should you aim to transform the organization and develop a culture that values reliability and performance, or should you make technical changes here and there, and ‘tinker’ with the current state in order to eliminate the root causes of reliability?

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Competency Requirements for Future Engineers Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:51:29 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5360 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Competency-Requirements-for-Future-Engineers Industry as well as academy put emphasis on other competences than the core engineering competencies of today. This is reflected in international engineering education standardization initiatives such as CDIO (www.cdio.org) or The Washington accord. 

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Black Swans in Maintenance and Industrial AI: Predicting the Unpredictable? Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:04:44 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5363 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Black-Swans-in-Maintenance-and-Industrial-AI-Predicting-the-Unpredictable Maintenance disasters caused by unexpected events, generally called “black swan” events, may be prevented by the development of Industrial AI (IAI), given its ability to find “invisible” insight in data. For centuries, swans were considered to be white, but in 1967, a black swan (Cygnus Atratus) was discovered in Western Australia. 

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Recycling industrial plastic packaging Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:54:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5357 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Recycling-industrial-plastic-packaging Recycling plastic consumer packaging waste has long been easy and is a well-established practice for most consumers. When it comes to the recycling of industrial plastic packaging, however, the situation is different, and there are hardly any systems in place for this purpose. Kiilto brought together enthusiastic partners to pilot the recovery of HDPE packaging during the year with eight customer companies. The result is a closed recycling system for packaging material.

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OnTrak SmartLube - Remote Bearing Monitoring and Precision Lubrication from anywhere, anytime Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:22:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5355 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/OnTrak-SmartLube-Remote-Bearing-Monitoring-and-Precision-Lubrication-from-anywhere-anytime The OnTrak SmartLube from UE Systems is a 24/7 bearing monitoring system that allows users to lubricate bearings remotely and from any device - saving 95% of the time required for optimal bearing lubrication.

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