Prognostics – The key to predictive maintenance – Presented by Alexander Hill, Senseye

Prognostics – The key to predictive maintenance – Presented by Alexander Hill, Senseye at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, special edition, 23 May 2017, Messe Düsseldorf Congress Center, Düsseldorf , Germany.

The most exciting promise of the Industrial IoT is predictive maintenance. Advances in cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence are edging us towards this yet there’s still a strong reliance on human intuition and experience. Prognostics is the key enabler of predictive maintenance. Alexander Hill, Co-founder of Senseye, the ‘Uptime as a Service’ company will explore where it’s come from and how it can help in managing aging machinery. Continue reading “Prognostics – The key to predictive maintenance – Presented by Alexander Hill, Senseye”

Saving costs with condition based maintenance of ageing plants – Presented by Willy Peelen, TNO Organization for Applied Research

Saving costs with condition based maintenance of ageing plants. – Presented by Willy Peelen,TNO Organization for Applied Research at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, special edition, 23 May 2017, Messe Düsseldorf Congress Center, Düsseldorf , Germany.

The majority of the existing steel and concrete load bearing structures are built between 1950 – 1980. They all reach (soon) the end of their design life time. Immediate replacement of these structures however is not necessary, as long as the risks of extending their service life’s are known. To determine their actual failure probability a combination of inspection and monitoring techniques, material knowledge and structural models are needed and used in a reliability context. With inspection and monitoring the actual condition of the structures is assessed and condition based maintenance can be performed. From experience based on several projects in the Netherlands the maintenance cost can be reduced in this way with 20% – 50% by using monitoring techniques like acoustic emission or multi sensor data fusion. Continue reading “Saving costs with condition based maintenance of ageing plants – Presented by Willy Peelen, TNO Organization for Applied Research”

Linking Industry and Internet – Presented by Laurent Schüller, Cybus GmbH

Linking Industry and Internet – Presented by Laurent Schüller, Cybus GmbH at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, special edition, 23 May 2017, Messe Düsseldorf Congress Center, Düsseldorf , Germany.

Providing digital services for Industry, Energy and Manufacturing depends on quality in data, continuity in processing and useful analytics. Most use-cases start with overcoming the challenges of identifying and separating “good data”. Especially sensor- and component-manufacturers can benefit from it. Continue reading “Linking Industry and Internet – Presented by Laurent Schüller, Cybus GmbH”

Soft industrial robots – Presented by Dr.-Ing. Martin Manns, Universität Siegen, FAMS – Chair for Manufacturing Automation and Assembly

Soft industrial robots – Presented by Dr.-Ing. Martin Manns, Universität Siegen, FAMS – Chair for Manufacturing Automation and Assembly at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, special edition, 23 May 2017, Messe Düsseldorf Congress Center, Düsseldorf , Germany.

Industrial robots are finding entrance to new fields of manufacturing and assembly applications because their cost is decreasing. At the same time, uncertain market demands make unpredictable and rapid changes in product design more likely. This risk limits robotic applications in assembly settings because gripper design for material handling depends on pre-known part geometry and additional grippers are costly. In the presentation, different approaches to more flexible grippers made from soft materials using additive manufacturing technologies are presented. Benefits and limitations of different forms of grippers are discussed and an outlook towards potential applications in production automation is given. Continue reading “Soft industrial robots – Presented by Dr.-Ing. Martin Manns, Universität Siegen, FAMS – Chair for Manufacturing Automation and Assembly”

A single platform to manage maintenance and investments: dream or reality? – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem,Zensor

A single platform to manage maintenance and investments: dream or reality? – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, special edition, 23 May 2017, Messe Düsseldorf Congress Center, Düsseldorf , Germany.

Up until the recent past plant managers were focusing mainly on squeezing the ultimate percent of efficiency out of the operating assets. Processes are improved, supply chains mastered… The supporting infrastructure around however did not always receive the attention it deserved. This resulted in unexpected standstills or product quality issues. New tools are emerging that allow combining optimal efficiency together with maximum availability. Digital methods can convert this into advanced portfolio management. The current presentation will introduce a new health dashboard approach enabling optimal management of investments over the long term. Continue reading “A single platform to manage maintenance and investments: dream or reality? – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem,Zensor”

Sensor technology is in a transition phase – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Rob Jansen, TNO

Sensor technology is in a transition phase – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Rob Jansen, TNO

Rob Jansen knows everything there is to know about sensors. For TNO, a major Dutch independent research organization, he specializes in ‘structural health monitoring’, technology to assess the condition of infrastructures and buildings based on sensor data. He also works on developing new sensor technology. Continue reading “Sensor technology is in a transition phase – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Rob Jansen, TNO”

Project Seventy – Saving 70% energy in existing buildings – Presented by Siebren de Vries, Chess Wise

Project Seventy, Saving 70% energy in existing buildings – Combining a new service model and the right technology to reach the goals that we as people need– Presented by Siebren de Vries, Chess Wise BV, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference which takes place on November 15 ,2016, at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “Project Seventy – Saving 70% energy in existing buildings – Presented by Siebren de Vries, Chess Wise”

Smart Security for Smart Industries and Infrastructures – Presented by Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC – Leaders In Security

Smart Security for Smart Industries and Infrastructures – Presented by Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC – Leaders In Security At the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference which takes place on November 15 ,2016, at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “Smart Security for Smart Industries and Infrastructures – Presented by Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC – Leaders In Security”