Tag Archives: condition monitoring

Analog Devices acquires Test Motors to expand condition-based monitoring offerings for Industry 4.0

Analog Devices (ADI) has announced the acquisition of Test Motors, a company specialising in predictive maintenance of electric motors and generators.  Based in Barcelona, Spain, Test Motors offers products and services that detect faults in electric motors before they cause damage to production cycles and advises on how and when …

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Schaeffler condition monitoring test rig helps ensure low maintenance costs and high train availability

By providing a condition monitoring test rig for inspecting train wheelsets and gearboxes, Schaeffler is helping a rail operator in Asia to eliminate unplanned train downtimes and minimise maintenance costs. Local public transport with regional rail vehicles is part of the customer’s core business. Low maintenance costs and high train …

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Condition monitoring solution helps prevent unplanned downtime at a Swedish sawmill

Even the most reliable machines will eventually fail. The challenge for many companies is whether to keep the machine running until the inevitable suddenly occurs or whether to turn the inevitable into a planned maintenance measure. The operator of a Swedish sawmill found the answer to this question in Schaeffler’s …

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UK coatings firm selects ABB Ability Condition Monitoring to help reach zero downtime goal

Industrial coatings producer Transcontinental Advanced Coatings has successfully piloted ABB Ability Condition Monitoring on  critical equipment at its UK facility. The manufacturer used the pilot project to enhance the existing predictive maintenance regime on a critical oxidizer process that cleans the air before it’s released to the atmosphere. ABB Ability …

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SKF dynamic motor monitoring improves equipment reliability for EDF Energy

Opened in 1983, Hartlepool power station in County Durham is one of seven UK nuclear power stations built using two Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (AGR). Owned and run today by EDF Energy, the 1,185MW plant is scheduled to continue operating until 2024. Hartlepool currently provides around two per cent of …

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Significant savings from condition-based maintenance using Schaeffler condition monitoring solution

Facilities management service provider Engie Cofely has made significant savings in maintenance and servicing costs following the successful installation of a permanent condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler. Engie Cofely has approximately 2,200 employees in Belgium and is one of the most important service providers in the facilities management sector. The …

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Electrocomponents announces the acquisition of Monition

Electrocomponents has completed the acquisition of Monition, a UK-based pioneer in the design, development and application of leading reliability and condition-monitoring systems. Monition will initially operate as an extension of our Technical Services operation, within the RS Northern European sub-region of EMEA. This acquisition will greatly enhance the existing range …

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Rail 4.0: Schaeffler and ZF announce rail condition monitoring collaboration

To coincide with InnoTrans 2018, Schaeffler and ZF signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate between the two companies to create a digital condition monitoring system for mechanical drive trains in the rail sector.  The combination of both companies’ expertise will allow a Rail 4.0 solution with significant added-value to …

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Safety PLC facilitates use of fail-safe condition monitoring

The first fail-safe condition monitoring integrated with a safety PLC, now complements the non-critical condition monitoring offering, extending the range of applications that can be embraced by functional safety standards. The world’s first safety PLC with integrated condition monitoring is launched by ABB to improve overall functional safety of various …

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Sensonics completes delivery to Nuclear Power Plant in UAE

Condition monitoring specialists Sensonics have delivered the final tranche of machinery protection systems to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant project in the UAE.  Following a five year design and manufacturing phase, the equipment delivery, made up of nearly 400 Sentry G3 4-channel protection modules and over 1200 channels of vibration analysis across twelve cabinets …

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