Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:51:04 +0300 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:53:22 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 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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LUBExpert - The Difference is in the Details Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:11:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5203 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/LUBExpert-The-Difference-is-in-the-Details Anyone passionate about creating a world-class lubrication program realizes that ultrasound technology is the best tool for executing the replenishment task with precision. But which ultrasound instrument works best? Which features are truly game changers? What should a program leader look for when procuring an expert ultrasound lubrication solution?

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Packaging Industry: Digital Boost as a Result of the Crisis? Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:51:01 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5200 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Packaging-Industry-Digital-Boost-as-a-Result-of-the-Crisis Digitalization and sustainability have been the leading trends in the paper and packaging industry for years. Nevertheless, current study results show that only a few companies have a well-developed strategy to address these topics. Will the COVID-19 crisis finally force the industry to adapt its approach?

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Siemens and SAP Join Forces to Boost Industrial Transformation Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:33:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5198 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-and-SAP-Join-Forces-to-Boost-Industrial-Transformation Siemens and SAP SE have announced a new partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain, and asset management so their customers can deliver new business models that will accelerate industry transformation globally.

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IDCON Partners with The University of Tennessee Knoxville's Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) as a training partner Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:59:01 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5196 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/IDCON-Partners-with-The-University-of-Tennessee-Knoxville-s-Reliability-and-Maintainability-Center-RMC-as-a-training-partner IDCON has partnered with The University of Tennessee Knoxville's  Reliability and Maintainability Center  (RMC) as a training partner for its Reliability & Maintainability Implementation Certification (RMIC®).  RMC has designed the program for working professionals and gives the most Hands-on and practical maintenance and reliability education.  It is a College of Engineering Guided Professional Development Program.

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How to Develop a Successful Asset Management Strategy During the Coronavirus Downturn Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:50:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5194 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Develop-a-Successful-Asset-Management-Strategy-During-the-Coronavirus-Downturn COVID-19 is disrupting all sectors including the process industry - plants around the world are operating in emergency mode or are shut down completely. There is no hint about how long the situation will last nor can anyone realistically predict the scope of the economic impact it will have. Therefore it is crucial to minimize costs while not compromising the effectiveness of the plants. These 6 recommendations will help you to align your asset management according to requirements and turn the challenges into opportunities.

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Appetite for digital transformation remains despite economic uncertainty Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:12:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5188 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Appetite-for-digital-transformation-remains-despite-economic-uncertainty Today’s macro-economic disruption has failed to dampen digital transformation plans, with 52 percent* of companies stating they will increase their spending on digital transformation, according to a global research study from IFS.

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Maintenance in the Transport Market: How Asset Managers Can Make the Process Easier Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:54:38 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5186 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Maintenance-in-the-Transport-Market-How-Asset-Managers-Can-Make-the-Process-Easier One of the main differences between a cost-efficient fleet that can deliver and one that can’t seem to keep up and control its costs is proper asset management. However, one part that often falls through the cracks in asset management is maintenance. Maintenance remains one of your most crucial and expensive operational costs and one you have to stay on top of if you want to avoid mistakes and surprise costs. 

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Robert Mankowski, SVP of Digital Cities, Bentley Systems, Joins the Executive Board of the World Geospatial Industry Council Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:34:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5184 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Robert-Mankowski-SVP-of-Digital-Cities-Bentley-Systems-Joins-the-Executive-Board-of-the-World-Geospatial-Industry-Council Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announces that Robert Mankowski, Bentley’s senior vice president of digital cities, has been named to the executive board of the World Geospatial Industry Council.

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OPC Foundation Welcomes Google Cloud as Corporate Member Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:19:38 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5182 https://www.maintworld.com/News/OPC-Foundation-Welcomes-Google-Cloud-as-Corporate-Member The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Google Cloud as the latest addition to its 773 member community. Google Cloud delivers enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s technology with interoperability, leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. In line with its Industrie 4.0 effort, Google Cloud will use the OPC UA open standard to incorporate machine data into analytics and AI solutions. 

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OPF Foundation Cooperates with ODVA and Sercos International to Develop OPC UA Motion Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:51:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5180 https://www.maintworld.com/News/OPF-Foundation-Cooperates-with-ODVA-and-Sercos-International-to-Develop-OPC-UA-Motion The OPC Foundation, ODVA, and Sercos International announced a collaboration to develop a new generation of best-in-class motion technology for the industry.  This new motion technology will be initially published as OPC UA Motion, with subsequent updates to the Sercos technology and the CIP Motion technology for EtherNet/IP.

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Emerson´s New Air Dryers Quadruple Maintenance Intervals in Rail Applications Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:42:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5178 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Emerson-s-New-Air-Dryers-Quadruple-Maintenance-Intervals-in-Rail-Applications Emerson has introduced two new compressed air dryers designed to significantly extend maintenance intervals, minimize downtime and reduce energy costs in rail applications, including brakes and door control. Typically, air dryers have an average service interval of fewer than two years. The AVENTICSTM RDD (Roll-Up Desiccant Drying) and RDDmin air dryers have a service interval of eight years or 25,000 operating hours. 

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Leadership in Maintenance: Practical Prioritizing Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:44:07 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5176 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Leadership-in-Maintenance-Practical-Prioritizing A successful partnership between operations and maintenance is rooted in the execution of unified work processes. IDCON defines work processes as something documented, executed and followed up on Priorities are a cornerstone in a well-functioning partnership. 

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Develop Reliable, Safe, Sustainable Manufacturing Practices along-side Industry Experts Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:28:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5173 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Develop-Reliable-Safe-Sustainable-Manufacturing-Practices-along-side-Industry-Experts Organizations worldwide are realizing the benefits of sustainable manufacturing practices. They lead to increased production efficiency, reduced costs and waste, minimized negative environmental impacts and a positive effect on brand image. These better, more sustainable, reliable, and safer manufacturing processes can be achieved through condition monitoring with the proper guidance, mentorship, and training.

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Manufacturers must rethink global operations in face of COVID-19 - study Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:26:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5171 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Manufacturers-must-rethink-global-operations-in-face-of-COVID-19-study Manufacturers must redesign and reform their Global Supply Chains or Global Production Networks (GPN) if they want to survive and prosper in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study reveals.

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German business well equipped with a robust supply chain Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:14:33 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5168 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/German-business-well-equipped-with-a-robust-supply-chain Surveys conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) show that the supply chains of German mechanical engineering companies remain under strong pressure. With its new logistics center, special strategic measures in the run-up to the crisis, and close cooperation within the Group, Optima has ensured the availability of its machine solutions and services during the corona crisis.

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UE Systems launches 4Site - Online Monitoring Solution for Electric Equipment Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:54:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5164 https://www.maintworld.com/News/UE-Systems-launches-4Site-Online-Monitoring-Solution-for-Electric-Equipment UE Systems said it has launched the 4Site, an online monitoring solution for critical electric transmission and distribution equipment.

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COVID-19: Industrial staffing the most impacted segment Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:48:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5161 https://www.maintworld.com/News/COVID-19-Industrial-staffing-the-most-impacted-segment The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a tumultuous spring for nearly all business owners and executives, with industrial staffing among the most affected sectors of the economy. April revenue was down a median 32 percent year over year for industrial staffing firms according to SIA’s May Pulse Survey, the steepest decline of any of the skill segments measured in the survey.

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SKF extends the JIS compliant ball bearing units with its new 300 series for contaminated environments Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:10:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5159 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SKF-extends-the-JIS-compliant-ball-bearing-units-with-its-new-300-series-for-contaminated-environments The new UC 300 ball bearing units from SKF feature superior sealing and stronger locking and are interchangeable with all JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) housings.

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How the Digital Twin Market is set to grow to $35.8bln pa over the next few years Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:02:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5157 https://www.maintworld.com/News/How-the-Digital-Twin-Market-is-set-to-grow-to-35.8bln-pa-over-the-next-few-years A recent Markets & Markets report estimated the Digital Twin market will grow from 3.8 billion US dollars in 2019 to 35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4 percent. Digital Twin software is already revolutionizing industries such as Healthcare, Architecture, Aerospace, Defence, and Automotive & Transportation.

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This Summer will be Different Wed, 10 Jun 2020 18:35:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5151 https://www.maintworld.com/News/This-Summer-will-be-Different This summer will be different for most of us, and for maintenance people too. COVID-19 has brought havoc to industry, markets and societies around the world. There are winners as well as losers. We remember well the last global economic downturn in 2008. We remember manufacturers cutting their maintenance budgets, and we remember how these manufacturers struggled to cope with demand after production volumes got back to normal levels, or even higher after that economic episode.

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Easy-Laser expands with new office in South East Asia Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:18:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5130 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Easy-Laser-expands-with-new-office-in-South-East-Asia Easy-Laser AB, the world leader in laser shaft alignment and geometric measurement equipment, has announced the startup of their new office in Singapore.

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Managing the Crisis Effectively: How to Develop a Successful Asset Management Strategy During the Coronavirus Downturn Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:54:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5148 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Managing-the-Crisis-Effectively-How-to-Develop-a-Successful-Asset-Management-Strategy-During-the-Coronavirus-Downturn COVID-19 is disrupting all sectors including the process industry – plants around the world are operating in emergency mode or are shut down completely. 

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Maintenance Activities and Industrial Rescue Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:53:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5138 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Maintenance-Activities-and-Industrial-Rescue Maintenance services everywhere, are called to guarantee the smooth and efficient working of the industrial plants and maintenance management helps in improving the productivity keeping the machines/equipment in their optimum operating conditions. 

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Monetizing Data in Maintenance: Data-driven Spare Parts Management Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:53:31 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5139 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Monetizing-Data-in-Maintenance-Data-driven-Spare-Parts-Management Data-driven Spare Parts Management

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Forces of Change How the maintenance team can thrive and grow during a time of disruption Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:54:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5149 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Forces-of-Change-How-the-maintenance-team-can-thrive-and-grow-during-a-time-of-disruption The world has seen much change in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many countries of the world to their knees as we are experiencing one of the most disruptive events in memory.

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Dynamic measurement – are you missing a checkbox? Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:53:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5137 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Dynamic-measurement-are-you-missing-a-checkbox I want to start by making you think about car manufacturing. You can pick any car manufacturer you want. The way they build cars is based on their procedures which comply with international standards. Once the vehicle is built it goes for quality inspection. 

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Asset Care and Reliability in the Mining Industry using Ultrasound Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:54:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5147 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Asset-Care-and-Reliability-in-the-Mining-Industry-using-Ultrasound2 Ultrasound applications are diverse, and yet many of the people that use them “know” about them for only one or two of their applications. 

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Most Common Myths about Accelerometers and Frequency Range Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:53:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5146 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Most-Common-Myths-about-Accelerometers-and-Frequency-Range In this article I will talk about the frequency range of accelerometers and about common mistakes in understanding them.  

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Ultrasound and the IIoT: The Future of Condition Monitoring Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:53:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5145 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Ultrasound-and-the-IIoT-The-Future-of-Condition-Monitoring When a powerful and versatile technology such as Ultrasound meets the Internet of Things, new solutions arise that will take condition monitoring of assets to a whole new level. The development of ultrasonic sensors and their integration with data collection points promise to be a game changer when it comes to continuous and remote monitoring of industrial assets.

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