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12 September 2017

Gill Sensors & Controls has produced a white paper which looks at how oil condition monitoring can complement vibration monitoring to generate a comprehensive view of machinery health.

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19 July 2017

Predictive maintenance plays a key role in Industry 4.0 and the factory of tomorrow. Supporting this future, igus has added further sensors and monitoring modules to its smart plastics family for more intelligence - warning of potential failure in good time before unplanned and costly downtimes occur. 

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19 July 2017

According to a report from ERIKS UK, industry’s reluctance to share data is stifling the UK’s ability to reap the benefits of connectivity. 

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11 July 2017

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has joined the Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) and its first project with the lab is ‘Advanced Condition Monitoring for Sealing Solutions’.

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11 July 2017

Machine and systems engineers using automation technology from Lenze can now easily create online data services. Lenze has joined forces with IoT specialist ei3 Corporation to offer a combination of remote analysis of machine performance and remote predictive maintenance.

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11 July 2017

Sensonics latest range of 4-20mA sensing devices provides vibration sensing solutions for critical items of plant and equipment, such as motors, fans, pumps and compressors.

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27 June 2017

SKF has released a new handheld sensor, which, when used in combination with one of two smartphone apps, simplifies the collection and interpretation of critical machine condition data.

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05 June 2017

Digital mobile maintenance is a technique for quickly and easily making production process productivity improvements for minimal investment through the application of digitalisation as part of an Industry 4.0 plant implementation programme.

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31 May 2017

The latest condition monitoring system from Monitran can monitor and log vibration on as many as 32 channels. Parameters that can be measured include velocity and envelope g, as well as temperature.

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24 October 2017

Tetra Pak has launched a condition monitoring service to help food and beverage manufacturers predict machine failures before they occur. This cuts machine downtime and costs related to maintenance or unexpected failures.

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05 June 2017

Tetra Pak's new condition monitoring service is helping a range of food and beverage manufacturers predict machine failures before they occur. This cuts machine downtime and costs related to maintenance or unexpected failures.

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27 April 2017

PRUFTECHNIK are specialists in Rotating machine maintenance and monitoring systems. For 40+ years we have been market leaders in the development of laser measurement and condition monitoring systems used extensively throughout UK industry.

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27 March 2017

ifm electronic is looking forward to welcoming visitors to Scotland Works with a display concentrating on condition monitoring, the centrepiece of which will be the VNB211, a tool for protecting important machinery. 

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27 March 2017

Pumps are the heart of the water supply and wastewater industries; keeping them running efficiently places considerable demands on maintenance resources. SKF’s presence at this year’s Pump Centre Conference & Exhibition (11th May, Telford International Centre) will focus on condition monitoring for pumps – and how machine health data can be exploited to achieve more closely tailored and economical maintenance planning and scheduling.

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13 March 2017

Over the years igus has built up a huge database of life calculations and other engineering information about the performance of its bearings, cables and energy chains in various applications. 

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17 February 2017

There are exciting times ahead as this nationwide company prepares to launch their innovative ‘real time’ remote monitoring system, ‘Halo’ at this years’ Maintec event and expands into specialist fabrication work and pressure vessels with their sister company ‘Snowdens’.

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17 February 2017

Have you ever wished for more conclusive machine condition analyses? More time to plan maintenance efforts? Visit us at Scotland Works and find out how our HD condition monitoring technologies can transform your condition based maintenance!

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17 February 2017

Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures will have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life. By not keeping their drives at or close to their optimum operating temperature, manufacturers risk huge consequential costs when the production line grinds to a halt as a result of system failure.

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17 February 2017

PRUFTECHNIK are specialists in Rotating machine maintenance and monitoring systems. For 40+ years we have been market leaders in the development of laser measurement and condition monitoring systems used extensively throughout UK industry.

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07 February 2017

Machine Sentry is a new condition monitoring solution designed to help quickly identify issues in your equipment as a part of your regular maintenance program.

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FEATURES

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26 May 2017

Predictive maintenance is a key product of Industry 4.0 as it allows businesses to anticipate downtime, efficiently resolve issues and make effective business decisions. Joshua Dugdale, technical manger at the MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) explains more

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16 May 2017

Industry 4.0 is all about having better quality and quantity of data, more intelligently communicated and more effectively used, from shop floor right through to enterprise level. David Hannaby, SICK’s UK product manager for presence detection, considers what this means in terms of condition monitoring

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26 May 2017

Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing offers a golden opportunity for manufacturing to integrate seamless digital technology in effective production processes that should realise greater economies of production, realise improved efficiencies and keep UK industry as a world leader in innovation on the global market. David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association considers the role of lubrication in this new environment

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24 April 2017

Bearing frequencies are often hidden within a range of machine signals and harmonics, making it difficult to detect bearing faults at an early stage. Chris Hansford, managing director at Hansford Sensors, explains how a sophisticated signal processing technique can overcome this

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30 May 2017

Big data pattern recognition analysis of the measured vibration data bank from a number of identical machines from one plant or many plants can form the basis for carrying out centralised vibration-based condition monitoring (VCM). The concept 'Internet of Things (IoT)' or Industry 4.0 can be used to visualise the approach, as Jyoti K. Sinha from the University of Manchester, explains

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16 January 2017

Paying closer attention to bearing selection, lubrication, and condition monitoring can add years to the life of your fans, says Paul Dysiewicz, engineering manager at SKF

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19 September 2016

A condition monitoring system installed on a paper coating machine has enabled the Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe plant in Bielefeld, Germany to switch from time-based to condition-based monitoring, helping to avoid unnecessary machine shutdowns. Enabling the new system is a Mitsubishi Electric L-series PLC that operates as a bidirectional gateway between the controller and sensors

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05 April 2016

Root cause analysis (RCA) is the basis of sustainable reliability improvement, says Phil Burge, country communication manager at SKF.

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13 November 2015

At Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe (MPEB) in Bielefeld, Germany, coating machine 3 applies a coating to around 300t of thermal paper each day. A total of 26 fan units ensure that coated paper is dried without being touched and, since 2014, 26 FAG SmartCheck systems from Schaeffler have been monitoring the fans for any signs of abnormal vibration

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22 July 2015

As a sponsor of the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car), the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is following with interest the progress of the build team as it assembles this extremely powerful land vehicle. The success of the project, BINDT says, depends to a large extent on the effective application of NDT and condition monitoring.

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12 May 2015

As a growing number of manufacturing businesses start to recognise the advantages of condition-based maintenance (CBM), Karl Dalton, business development manager at SKF, explains why the success of such a programme is based on so much more than the care and health of machines

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29 April 2015

Predictive maintenance is helping to revolutionise the maintenance strategies of many capital-intensive industries. Yet despite the clear opportunity for significant profitability and productivity improvements, the approach is yet to become widespread in manufacturing. Castrol’s Bryan Rabenau outlines the case for technology providers servicing adjacent industries to adopt their solutions for manufacturers

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25 September 2014

Adopting a condition monitoring system (CMS) can deliver benefits for UK chemical manufacturers seeking effective and efficient operating strategies, as well as looking to safeguard their futures. Sean McDonagh, business manager, chemical at Siemens Industry explains

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12 May 2014

On March 23rd 1994, Atex hit the headlines. The Atex Equipment Directive 94/9/EC on Hazardous Area Equipment was released, and became mandatory in July 2003. Here, Tim Marks, secretary of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical trades (AEMT), considers the effect that Atex has had during its first 20 years.

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30 April 2014

A leading producer of potato crisps is using vibration sensors and an advanced site-wide condition monitoring system to protect machinery, better schedule maintenance and keep production on track, as Andy Anthony, managing director of Monitran, explains

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23 April 2014

While for many industries the range of diagnostic tools continues to expand exponentially, there remain certain sectors where that is far from the case. Malcolm Hedley-Saw, a member of the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, details a particularly perplexing problem with a potter's wheel

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08 July 2013

Dr Keith Parry, UK sales manager for Spectro Analytical UK looks at the rise of ICP-OES (Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry) and XRF (X-ray fluorescence) in the techniques of cost-efficient wear metal analysis.

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20 May 2013

There are highly rewarding careers in non-destructive testing and condition monitoring yet there are not enough entrants into the profession to replace those who are retiring and to meet increased demand. Here, Matt Gallagher, director for Education and Professional Development with The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) outlines the Institute's involvement in a number of career development pathways

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25 July 2013

Successful diagnostics, regardless of all the latest high tech data acquisition devices, still relies on good communications, as Steve Reed, technical director of the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, explains

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24 April 2013

Cooling towers face a multitude of challenges and pressure is on operators to maintain uptime and productivity. Here Chris Hansford, MD of Hansford Sensors, explains why investment in vibration monitoring can deliver a significant return

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29 July 2013

As independent meter suppliers we stock a wide range of electricity meters for all your electricity metering needs. Whether you are looking for a single phase meter, a three phase meter, a prepayment meter or a combination meter please contact us and we will offer help and advice to make sure that you get the right electricity meter.

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29 July 2013

EC61 stand alone gas detector A high sensitivity sensor for the detection of gas concentration. The stand alone gas detector is available in two models. EC61 for use on natural gas detection and the EC62 used for LPG and cylinder liquid gas.

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26 April 2013


Real-Time energy displays from Elcomponent

MeterRing RT present your organisation's energy and carbon performance, and renewables contribution in a display designed to both captivate and inform.

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29 July 2013

Intelligas 100 Series Gas Interlock The Intelligas 100 series is the simplest, most economical system that we offer. It meets the requirements of BS 6173, and it’s easy to install – even if you’re not technically qualified. It’s carefully designed and clearly labelled, and if you’re having problems our 24-hour helpline is moments away.

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26 April 2013

OMEGA introduces the new CNi8C-EN Series, a compact wall-mountable process controller or meter. The device is mounted in a sealed polycarbonate IP66 enclosure with transparent flip-top cover for quick access and visibility.

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29 July 2013

Elster Kent oil meters – non pulse...

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29 July 2013

MWA Technologies specialise in domestic and commercial energy flow meters and accessories, our range includes ultrasonic and turbine energy meters, modules, sensors and ancillaries.

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03 April 2013

A new white paper, "DualSense™ Technology: Why two are safer than one," has been released by Industrial Scientific.

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29 July 2013

As specialist water meter suppliers, of domestic and commercial water meters, you can trust MWA to take care of all your water metering needs. Our wide range includes hot water meters, cold water meters and pulse water meters.

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29 July 2013

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive? The Renewable Heat Incentive is a fixed payment for the renewable heat you generate yourself. The Renewable Heat Incentive is similar to the Feed-in Tariffs, a comparable scheme for electricity which went live in April 2010.

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26 July 2013

As specialist gas meter suppliers we stock a wide range of domestic gas meters, commercial gas meters and gas meter parts and accessories. So, whether you need a turbine, rotary, diaphragm, or prepayment gas meter, a solenoid valve, gas regulator or gas ancillary, we have the right solution for all your gas metering needs.

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