Condition Monitoring Articles

  • Arctic Polar Research - A Global Responsibility

    Due to climate change and geopolitical trends, the Polar Regions (particularly the Arctic) are increasingly becoming the focus of scientific, political, and economic interests. Much of the global climate is driven by forces that originate in the Arctic. The Arctic sea ice is receding faster than climate models have predicted, and the movement of freshwater into and around the Arctic plays an ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • What to Look for When Choosing a Sanitary Powder Sieve Machine

    Maintaining sanitary conditions is an important priority in food and beverage, pharmaceutical and a number of other industry applications. If your operation requires sieving powders, the equipment you use to do this is a critical control point for preventing contamination. Don’t let an unsanitary ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • REVO-2 and the ATOM encoder - Case Study

    The REVO multi-sensor system is one of Renishaw's flagship products and enables CMM users to perform 5-axis measurement on a 3-axis co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM). It measures 1000s of points/sec and operates at speeds up to 500 mm/s. As the head is much lighter and more dynamic than the CMM, it is able to quickly follow changes in the part geometry without introducing harmful ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • New Renishaw manual CMM upgrade option

    Renishaw is pleased to announce the launch of its MODUS 2 manual CMM upgrade kits. These enable users of manual CMMs to increase productivity, reduce inspection lead times and optimise the operation of their manual machine with a retrofit supplied and supported directly by Renishaw. The MODUS 2 MMI (Manual Machine Interface) provides an easy to use tool to access sophisticated measurement ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Utilising the Strengths of Different Sound Sensor Networks in Smart City Noise Management

    City noise management involves a variety of disciplines such as planning, mapping, action plans, policing, complaint management, abatement and public awareness. With the wide availability of mobile broadband internet access coupled with low cost noise sensors, many authorities and researchers are eager to use sound sensor networks for these tasks. A sensor network can be defined as a group of ...

  • Optimized Pipediver Platform Making Waves As Advanced Condition Assessment Tool For Metallic Pipes

    Pure Technologies (Pure) never says no to an engineering challenge. If a client has a particular pipeline assessment or monitoring challenge to overcome in order to make a rehabilitation decision, we’ll do whatever it takes to help ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Samsung’s New Safety Truck Technology

    In Argentina, one person dies in a traffic accident every hour – 80% of these fatalities are caused by drivers trying to overtake other vehicles. With hundreds of one-lane roads in the country, drivers often get frustrated by slower moving semi-trucks ahead of them and will try to pass them despite not being able to see on-coming traffic. Samsung saw a solution to this problem. By ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Polish CEMEX cement plant relies on WEIMA - Case Study

    In the eastern Polish town of Chelm, not far from the Ukrainian border, the waste recycling company EkoPaliwa recently successfully commissioned their new plant for the production of alternative fuels. Two WEIMA PowerLine 3000 single-shaft shredders with a powerful hydraulic drive used in secondary shredding absolutely take center stage here. The main buyer of the produced Refuse Derived Fuel ...


    By WEIMA

  • High energy challenges

    The UK’s Central Laser Facility (CLF), part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), has recently developed an advanced high-powered laser, created to help research and development in the scientific community. CLF was tasked with developing a laser system for the HiLASE research facility, and Tessella (an international analytics and data science consulting services company) ...

  • High-powered laser for scientists

    STFC’s Central Laser Facility develops £10 million laser system Data analytics expert Tessella has helped the UK’s Central Laser Facility (CLF), part of The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), in its development of an advanced high-powered laser, created to help aid R&D in the scientific community. CLF was tasked to develop a laser system for the HiLASE ...

  • The business value of doing the math

    Under the impulse of trends like ‘big data’, MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is broadening its scope, from the technical disciplines to other – more business- and service-oriented – domains. To promote the broad spectrum of applications for its tools and their role in improving the effectiveness of R&D ...

  • Petrochemistry: Monitoring the magnetic clutch of a boiler fan - Case Study

    Equipment, Context:   The manufacturing site is a steam cracker in Europe operating 24 hours 7 days a week. To ensure its production, the plant has three boilers supplying in vapor several steam turbines and furnaces. The monitored equipment is a fan linked to a boiler. Fan is equipped with a magnetic-clutch allowing a driving ...


    By Wi-Care

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 3 Characteristics of The Modern Supply Chain

    Today having a modern and agile supply chain can mean the difference between staying afloat and sinking.  Over 80% of businesses report experiencing at least one supply chain disruption in 2014.  With constant and rapidly changing market conditions, organizations need to be lean and flexible in order to respond to disruptions quickly and effectively. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Efficiency of wastewater treatment in SBR and IFAS-MBSBBR systems in specified technological conditions

    The objective of this study is to compare wastewater treatment effectiveness in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) and integrated fixed-film activated sludge–moving-bed sequencing batch biofilm reactor (IFAS-MBSBBR) systems in specific technological conditions. The comparison of these two technologies was based on the following assumptions, shared by both series, I and II: the reactor's active ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Detection of inter-coil short circuits in coils of salient pole synchronous generator field winding on the basis of analysis of magnetic field in the machine

    Abstract This paper deals with detection of inter-coil short circuits in coils of the salient poles synchronous generator excitement winding on the basis of the analysis of the magnetic field in the machine. Applying FEM to the generator model, magnetic field wave forms in the machine, on the points of interests, under both, faultless and faulty conditions were calculated. ...

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