Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance – Presented by Henk Akkermans, World Class Maintenance

Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance – Presented by Henk Akkermans, Director World Class Maintenance/ Professor Tilburg University, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

World Class Maintenance conducted a major research project in 2016 on the maintenance innovation priorities of Dutch industries. Some 50 experts from various industries and knowledge institutes gave their assessments on maintenance-related innovations for the coming years. Working with Smart Sensors came out at #2 in the resulting Top-10. Remarkably, most innovations in the top-10 are process oriented, rather than product and/or technology orientated. All technological innovations were data-driven, and seen as a condition for other innovations to succeed. Continue reading “Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance – Presented by Henk Akkermans, World Class Maintenance”

Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor

Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference on November 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Operational and maintenance costs of the infrastructure we use on a daily basis are increasing significantly. Also very often we are confronted with delays, congestions or even accidents related to the state of our infrastructure. An optimal solution for this all would be smart structures. These are often talked about, but seldom realized. This presentation will showcase a number of real structures, such as bridges, that are instrumented with various types of sensors and where the sensor data is used in optimization or steering of daily operations. In a subsequent stage these structures will be followed by smart algorithms that will notify the owner or operator when maintenance is required or when things threaten to go South. Continue reading “Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor”

Improving sensor performance for avoiding problems in bridges and dams

New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams. Today, there is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges. With 1 million sensing points, a newly developed fiber optic distributed sensor could offer significantly faster detection of structural problems than is currently available. Continue reading “Improving sensor performance for avoiding problems in bridges and dams”

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”

Smart industry is all about digitization of manufacturing – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Evelien Bras, Thales

Smart industry is all about digitization of manufacturing – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Evelien Bras, Thales.

According to Evelien Bras, business innovation manager at Thales Nederland, the bulk of opportunities smart industry offers still lie ahead. “Smart industry is all about the digitization of manufacturing,” says Evelien Bras, who leads an innovation fieldlab for Thales, a worldwide designer and producer of electronics for defence and security applications. Continue reading “Smart industry is all about digitization of manufacturing – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Evelien Bras, Thales”

How reliable can sensor data be?

How reliable can sensor data be? Commercial pollution monitors are attracting plenty of hype, but scientists say buyers should beware. Tom Marshall explains.

New kinds of smart sensor data are hitting the market, and they could transform how we cope with health risks from polluted air by putting information at our fingertips. Asthmatics could stay indoors when sensors show lots of particle pollution; urbanites might skip their evening jog if nitrogen dioxide levels are high. Continue reading “How reliable can sensor data be?”

What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15

Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will speak about “Smart Industry and Intelligent Sensors, a practical approach on how new technologies can make your business more competitive” at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15”

“Time-Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring” – Presented by Damon Parsy, Beanair

“Time-Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring” – Presented by Damon Parsy, Beanair, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Recent developments in sensing technology, especially when wireless technology is considered, have opened up new gates in terms of health monitoring and preemptive fault detection. Continue reading ““Time-Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring” – Presented by Damon Parsy, Beanair”

“Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO

“Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

I will highlight the development effort within TNO to make sensors smaller and faster and ways to add more functionality. I will focus on sensors for Structural Health Monitoring purposes. Continue reading ““Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO”