Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Mon, 17 May 2021 21:22:36 +0300 Mon, 17 May 2021 21:22:36 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 3 Ways In Which Machine Operators Can Help The Maintenance Team Mon, 17 May 2021 21:22:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5596 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/3-Ways-In-Which-Machine-Operators-Can-Help-The-Maintenance-Team It is known—and obvious—that the people who spend the longest time around the equipment are the machines’ operators. With that in mind, it makes sense to train some of them to track equipment performance and behavior, instead of just reporting when the asset stops working altogether.

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Release the power of data Mon, 03 May 2021 16:19:58 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5590 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Release-the-power-of-data After over 20 years working with customers within maintenance, I still do not see much focus on the output of the CMMS:s. I see two actions all companies should take here. First, set the analysis tools free for all users and bring on the creativity!

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ICONICS Integrates with Sysinno Technology Solutions - Includes iAeris Air Quality Monitor, Compatible with Microsoft Azure Sphere Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:06:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5569 https://www.maintworld.com/News/ICONICS-Integrates-with-Sysinno-Technology-Solutions-Includes-iAeris-Air-Quality-Monitor-Compatible-with-Microsoft-Azure-Sphere ICONICS has announced the integration of its automation software solutions with the sensor-focused products and services of Sysinno Technology, Inc., headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and developer of the iAeris air quality monitor.

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Monetizing Data in Maintenance: Data-driven Spare Parts Management – Part 2 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:24:37 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5564 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Monetizing-Data-in-Maintenance-Data-driven-Spare-Parts-Management-Part-2 Today, digitization, Industry 4.0 and Maintenance 4.0 bring about vast volumes of data. Technologies such as IoT or IIoT allow large sets of devices to connect to data networks and send complex data continuously. 

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Creativity Was and Still Is Needed in Teaching and R&D Projects during the Pandemic Time Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:14:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5559 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Creativity-Was-and-Still-Is-Needed-in-Teaching-and-R-D-Projects-during-the-Pandemic-Time The Corona virus outbreak shut down all of Häme University of applied sciences (HAMK) campuses, just as it did in other Universities. Teaching was transferred to the internet. But how were research activities continued with the tight movement restriction in place?

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Cui Solution for Aging Plants Maintaining Production During Critical Maintenance Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:05:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5556 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Cui-Solution-for-Aging-Plants-Maintaining-Production-During-Critical-Maintenance TSA (Thermal Sprayed Aluminium) provides lasting (>20 years) protection of carbon steel equipment. It acts as a barrier coating, passivating the surface and galvanically protecting it against atmospheric and immersion corrosion mechanisms, such as CUI (corrosion under insulation).

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Keeping the Lights On and Preventing Failures with the FLIR Si124 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:54:23 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5549 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Keeping-the-Lights-On-and-Preventing-Failures-with-the-FLIR-Si124 SPI Inspections provides their customers with top-notch utility system and infrastructure inspections, relying on their extensive experience in the field and advanced inspection technology. The team uses UAVs, FLIR thermal cameras, and other high-tech equipment to deliver qualified inspection services and independent verification of construction standards and monitoring of power systems.

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Digitalisation of production systems: getting smart while keeping out of harm’s way? Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5543 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Digitalisation-of-production-systems-getting-smart-while-keeping-out-of-harm-s-way When embarking on their digitalisation / IIot course, machine and plant manufacturers are often unsure how to approach things, which steps come first, which can wait and which may be entirely superfluous. This article sums up the current experiences of mechanical engineering customers of the HARTING Technology Group and shows how this important but also tremendously multifaceted topic can be mastered. 

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Safe operation of software-controlled lifts Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:19:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5531 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Safe-operation-of-software-controlled-lifts Is this lift safe to use until its next periodic inspection? Lift experts and maintenance personnel are expected to answer this question clearly and unambiguously – potentially challenging in practice, as safety functions in modern lifts are software-monitored and digitally controlled. The solution is based on effective and continuous verification of the firmware’s product safety and its safety in use.

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The Day After Tomorrow in Asset Performance Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:30:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5500 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Day-After-Tomorrow-in-Asset-Performance Peter Hinssen is an entrepreneur, focused on start-ups for almost 20 years. He is a technologist at heart. About eight years ago, he decided to spend more time on telling the story about technology. He started teaching at MIT in Boston and London Business School (UK), and wrote a few books on how technology is changing the world.

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Five key benefits of improving operations with modern wireless vibration monitoring Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:14:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5497 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Five-key-benefits-of-improving-operations-with-modern-wireless-vibration-monitoring As many manufacturing organisations today move toward wireless monitoring technology, they have more choices than ever before. Users have found tremendous savings through monitoring technology and yet have had to guard against drowning in data or merely looking at the big picture rather than details. Either condition has meant potentially overlooking issues

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VIRTUAL PRE-PULPAPER INTRODUCES SIX THEMES Tue, 06 Apr 2021 15:42:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5490 https://www.maintworld.com/News/VIRTUAL-PRE-PULPAPER-INTRODUCES-SIX-THEMES The forest industry’s PulPaper rescheduled to March next year and Virtual pre-PulPaper will be organised this spring on 29 April 2021. The online event, free for visitors, interestingly opens up the themes of next year’s event and offers four keynote speeches.

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Asset Performance Awards 2021 Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:26:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5488 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Asset-Performance-Awards-2021 On the 27th of October, BEMAS - the Belgian Maintenance Association, organises the Asset Performance Awards to highlight achievements in maintenance and asset management.

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Konecranes to deliver 17 next-generation S-series cranes to wind power producer in Estonia Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:37:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5484 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Konecranes-to-deliver-17-next-generation-S-series-cranes-to-wind-power-producer-in-Estonia Konecranes has won an order with Tbhawt Manufacturing in Estonia for 17 S-series overhead cranes and two CXTD wire rope hoist cranes. The order, booked in February 2021, reflects the growing popularity of Konecranes’ synthetic rope crane and shows the company’s commitment to helping customers and industries grow and transform so they run more efficiently, sustainably and safely.

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Finnish airliner Finnair shows green light to electric flying Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:29:39 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5482 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Finnish-airliner-Finnair-shows-green-light-to-electric-flying Finnair has signalled its interest for electric aviation as a force to be reckoned with for future flying, signing a Letter of Interest for Heart Aerospace's Electric ES-19 electric aircraft, which is currently under development.  

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Deltamarin: One step closer in the transition to zero carbon emissions Thu, 25 Mar 2021 14:55:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5480 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Deltamarin-One-step-closer-in-the-transition-to-zero-carbon-emissions With the growing importance of environmental foresight, Deltamarin, in partnership with Cargill and BAR Technologies, is seeking to be a leader for the maritime industry in climate- and environment-related issues.

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3 Tips for Eliminating Emotional Priorities at your Plant Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:51:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5474 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/3-Tips-for-Eliminating-Emotional-Priorities-at-your-Plant Priority, as defined in the Franklin Dictionary, means “coming before in time, order, or importance.” When prioritizing maintenance work, one must consider its importance to the entire company.

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Watch Webinar Recording - IIoT Bearing Lubrication and Health Monitoring Solutions Sun, 21 Mar 2021 20:36:25 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5472 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Watch-Webinar-Recording-IIoT-Bearing-Lubrication-and-Health-Monitoring-Solutions Find out in this webinar recording what UE Systems has been working on to provide maintenance professionals with IIoT solutions for permanent and remote bearing monitoring and lubrication.

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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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