real-time machine health monitor Articles

  • Blind separation of vibration components in machine monitoring

    The paper presents an approach for machine vibration analysis and health monitoring using blind source separation (BSS). By this approach, the investigated problem is transferred from the original space of the measurements to the space of independent sources, where the reduced number of components will simplify the analysis problem and where different methods can be applied for scalar signals. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • The CaroMont Health Ozone Laundry System

    Abstract Ozone generating equipment was retrofit into the laundry washroom of the Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC, and began operating in the early part of July, 2010. Three ozone generating systems service six washer-extractors in the washroom. The performance of this fine-bubble ozone diffusion laundering system has been monitored since that time, with various adjustments made ...

  • The future is condition monitoring

    It’s been a big month here at Hansford Sensors. We kicked off November by celebrating our 10thanniversary, during which time we were playfully predicting what our company may look like in another decade. While our thoughts on this are strictly hypothetical at this stage, thanks to the release of a new report we now have a better idea of the state of the condition monitoring ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Cable shovel health and longevity and operator efficiency in oil sands excavation

    Cable shovel excavation in the Athabasca oil sands formation is carried out with little or no pre-fragmentation. The stress loading of a shovel's front-end assembly must continually be monitored and managed to prevent fatigue failure. In this paper, the authors advance the reliability of the cable shovel boom through dynamic and stress modelling using rigid and flexible multi-body dynamics theory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) with PPM Technology’s IAQ Monitor

    Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOC’s is one of numerous sensor options that can be incorporated into PPM Technology’s ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

    Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the potential to create poor indoor air quality which ...

  • Workers Compensation – The Small Picture: Attitude, behaviour and culture more dangerous than unsafe conditions

    This is the third in a three-part blog series on the relationship between workplace culture and the costs associated with occupational injury and illness. We’ve talked about the relationship between the employer-employee…well, relationship and we’ve talked about impacts on claims, costs and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Opening the envelope on bearing vibration

    A sophisticated signal processing technique can help to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage. Chris Hansford, Managing Director at Hansford Sensors, explains. Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that is does not ‘sound right’. The same principle can be applied – using modern electronics – to identify the exact cause ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Software Solutions: Interactive CD-ROM Comes of Age

     Safety & Regulatory Compliance training is more important today than ever before. As costs from workplace injuries continue to increase and machines and processes are more complex, agencies like OSHA, DOT and the EPA continually require training (and retraining) on any number of topics. All of this makes it difficult for employers to keep up with the need for training. In fact, the ...


  • Interview with Christian Schwär in Neue Verpackung

    Interview with Christian Schwär, Sales Manager of OEM Packaging for German-speaking Countries at Nordson Deutschland GmbH, Erkrath "OEMs are becoming more and more global" As a technology market leader in packaging applications with hot melts—for example, in end-of-line applications--US-based ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Optimus and doseBadge Adapt to New Challenge - Case Study

    Established in 1934, Lindapter International is the world’s innovator of steelwork clamping systems, eliminating the requirement to drill or weld steel.  The company designs and manufactures specialist products for connecting structural steel sections together and  has more than 85 years’ experience in its field. The company’s success is the result of its dedication ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Cosmeva acquired 7 balers X30 AD with full automatic doors - Case Study

    In order to strengthen its policy for waste recovery, valuation and flow optimization, the manufacturer of cosmetic products Cosmeva invested in 7 Bramidan balers. Centralized compaction outside was too expensive Until recently, Cosmeva relied on a complex internal organization for handling its cardboard and plastic waste. Every single production unit was generating a ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Proposed PERC Ban Tabled Until 2026

    Landlord’s who may have been hoping for a boost from the NJDEP in their efforts to convince their dry cleaning tenants to switch from perchloroethylene (PERC) to alternative less toxic cleaning technologies, recently received a set back. The NJDEP retracted proposed regulations that have been under review for the last several years that not only mandated a switch to dry cleaning equipment ...

  • The causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

    The two most common causes of hearing loss is age and exposure to loud noise. The former we can’t do much about. The latter we can. Age As the NHS states, age is the biggest single cause of hearing loss. Problems associated with hearing and old age is known as age-related hearing loss, or ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 46 million tons of trash — or treasure?

    When we think of e-waste, we tend to think of phones, computers, printers and the like. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to a first-ever global look at the production, impacts and management of electrical and electronic waste released this week by the United Nations University, of the 46.1 million tons (41.8 million metric tons) of e-waste produced in 2014, nearly ...


    By Ensia

  • Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world

    As computers get smarter, scientists look at new ways to enlist them in environmental protection. When you think of artificial intelligence, the first image that likely comes to mind is one of sentient robots that walk, talk and emote like humans. But there’s a different kind of AI that’s becoming prevalent in nearly all of the sciences. It’s known as machine ...


    By Ensia

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

    Just last August, about 120 people in the South Bronx were infected with Legionnaires’ Disease and 12 people died. At the time, up to 5 cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella, a fatal bacteria that grows in warm, damp environments and can spread once contaminated water has become aerosolized and the vapor is inhaled. In this post, we’ll be discussing where ...

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

    Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise risk ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

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