Służby Utrzymania Ruchu (SUR) (Maintenance Service) 2019/02

  • Number topic: Modern Diagnostics
    • Energy efficiency - why is it so important? (6)
    • Vibrodiagnostics of industrial machines (10)
      Constructors and diagnostics of industrial infrastructure agree that the work of rotating machines is always accompanied by vibrations. It is the vibrations that cause the gradual deterioration of the technical condition of individual machine elements.
    • Prevention of failures using predictive systems and persisted maintenance (16)
      Technological progress, which is happening right before our eyes, is primarily the effect of the rapid development of computer techniques and their versatile applications. As a consequence, the so-called the fourth industrial revolution connected with concepts such as the Internet of Things or Big Data. They give the opportunity to implement effective programs for technical maintenance of machines and devices. Artificial Intelligence solutions allow you to achieve long-term financial benefits by minimizing the costs of technical maintenance and production as well as maximizing the productivity of industrial installations. Do we realize, however, what path should be followed to best use the opportunities that the development of modern technologies gives us?
    • Diagnostic methods for bearings (20)
      The bearing is a part of a technical device, e.g. a machine or a mechanism that supports (bearings) another part of it (bearing) in a way that allows its relative rotational movement (eg shaft, axis). As is known, bearings in industrial conditions require appropriate diagnostic activities.
  • Report
    • ISO 50001 - implementation of energy management system (26)
      Energy is an indispensable element for the functioning of any system. Both the organism consisting of cells, the engine built of subassemblies, and the production company with departments and resources can not function without energy. Thanks to it, we operate, we move, we have adequate resources to run our machines, computers, production, plant or company. It turns out, however, that even when we have already acquired energy that sets us "in motion", we can not actually use it.
    • Automation in Industry 4.0 - role, skills, requirements (30)
      The changes related to the gradual implementation of Industry 4.0 make it also evolve the profile of employees of companies following innovation and a modern approach to production. Many professional groups wonder how the current trends in industry will affect their working conditions, the amount of wages or the number of jobs. There is no wonder - the industrial revolution does not reduce the need for employees, but it significantly modifies them.
    • Ensuring process security and production data protection a key success factor in Industry 4.0 (34)
      The idea of the Industry 4.0 platform is to create control systems capable of managing distributed intelligence in a centralized and user-friendly way. In a smart factory of the future, safeguards will have to ensure not only protection of man and machine, but also the necessary flexibility and availability of the production process, which will require a completely different approach to security and protection of production data.
  • Production Academy
    • Process optimization using vision systems (40)
      A man, looking at the wardrobe, thinks of a "wardrobe". Seeing the cat, he thinks "cat." Seeing one gray spot on the white wall, he thinks of a "stain". We describe reality in a surprisingly accurate way thanks to the senses we have. Vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch - thanks to them we move so smoothly every day, making the right decisions, making choices, avoiding danger. When we hear a tire squeal in the road, we instinctively raise our head and prepare ourselves to run in a specific direction to avoid deduction. If we see a pole in front of us, we change the trajectory of the movement in order not to fall into it. At every moment in life, the human brain makes hundreds of decisions based on the senses that map the environment.
  • Prevention
    • Black humor in UR, episode 8 (48)
      In some areas of industrial production there are flammable gases and liquids, as well as dusts which, when mixed with the surrounding air, can create an explosive atmosphere. Exceeding the ignition temperature of such a mixture or an accidental spark may be enough to ignite and explode.
  • Exploitation
    • What machine cleaning technology to use? (56)
      Hand tools, pressure washers, sandblasting, and maybe ultrasound or dry ice? The choice of cleaning methods for machines and devices is very wide. Each solution has its own advantages and disadvantages to pay attention to before deciding to clean individual surfaces. The more so because the factors determining the application of one or another solution are many.
    • Like a breeze. Application of adiabatic cooling in industrial plants (60)
      Ensuring the right temperature in the production plant is often a difficult task. Especially if there are devices that emit large amounts of heat in the hall. even complicated ventilation and air conditioning systems may not be very effective in this case. Another interesting alternative is adiabatic cooling, ie using the evaporation of water.
  • Object and media
    • Optimization of electricity and gas costs in the plant (64)
      The reduction of costs related to the consumption of electricity and gas is a challenge for any plant wishing to limit the wastage of financial resources that can be allocated eg to the development of the company through the purchase of new machinery and equipment, software, etc.
  • People management
    • Employee motivation - part 2 (68)
      Motivation is an extremely complex process. As people, we have a limited influence on the reality that surrounds us, affecting our reactions, actions taken, and choices made. The employer is responsible for her at work. It is he who creates the organizational culture (alone or together with other people), which then manifests itself in our actions, commitment and responsibility.
    • Manage in a different way (72)
      Despite the emergence of new, often revolutionary concepts of management, the most common association among both managers and employees is still the same. The organization equals the hierarchy. Hierarchy means that some rule, others listen. Some give orders, others make them. Some make decisions, others implement them. These revolutionary concepts, the aim of which is to change this state of affairs, still can not be widely disseminated, and it is a pity.
    • Risk Based Inspection and Maintenance. Management of inspections and maintenance based on risk analysis - part 2 (76)
      In the November-December issue of SUR, we presented an introduction to the article series on risk analysis and its use in the processes of inspection management and maintenance. In this article, we will address in more detail the challenges faced by any organization implementing risk-based management processes.
  • From the industry
    • New on the market (79)
    • Events (82)

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