The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
A small number of semiconductor manufacturers have overcome the noise, bandwidth and g-Range shortcomings commonly associated with MEMS sensors used in Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) by producing several medium and high-performance MEMS vibration sensors with the latter being comparable to piezo accelerometers.
- Chris Murphy
- Analog Devices, Inc
MEMS accelerometers are just now coming of age as vibration sensors in modern condition monitoring (CM) systems. Recent expansion of capability in measurement range, bandwidth, and resolution is enabling new concepts and system architectures...
- Mark Looney
- Analog Devices
As much as 70% of all premature machine failures can be attributed to contamination. To prevent these failures, it is important to purify the new oil as it comes into the facility and then keep it clean throughout its life. By establishing an ISO code cleanliness goal and maintaining it, you will extend the life of the oil and the equipment..
- Preston Rubottom
- Lubrication Engineers
Wherever you run the predictive maintenance program, whether in a chemical plant or in a hospital facility, there may always be tons of data filling into the databases. Therefore, it is important to visualize the quality data for the analyst in order to make the correct evaluations..
- Datong Li
- SPM Instrument AB
Industry 4.0 applications generate a huge volume of complex data—big data. This naturally increases the potential for generating added value along the entire value chain. Only with relevant, high quality, and useful data—smart data—can the associated economic potential be unfolded...
- Dzianis Lukashevich