Latest Case Studies & White Papers

Case study: Safe and efficient maintenance with a scalable and adaptable Lockout/Tagout implementation 

Ontex, a leading international personal hygiene group, wanted to achieve a high level of safety and efficiency for machine maintenance interventions. Read how Brady Corporation has helped Ontex to implement efficient Lockout/Tagout-procedures that deliver optimal maintenance safety and speed for a wide range of machinery in Buggenhout, Belgium.

New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in aftermarket parts. This insightful and free-to-download white paper sets out the benefits of developing a strong supplier relationship, the competitive advantages it brings and the pathway to machine optimisation.

Although aftermarket items such as bearings, lubricants, tubing and couplings have historically been warehoused as expendable commodities, the smart, lean manufacturers of today are increasingly aware that any machine or system is only as successful as its weakest component. A sub-standard bearing, for example, can therefore prove extremely costly in the event of premature failure.

Rittal’s VX25 Ri4Power Panels Deliver “Impressive” Solution for Renewable Energy Project

Rittal was approached by Powerfish, a Scottish-based panel builder and electrical engineering business, with a brief to design and deliver robust, flexible, and easy-to-install panels for a renewable energy customer.

All the consultations, as well as the design work on the panels, were done remotely, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. 

The copper connections were created in-house from drawings produced by Rittal’s online configurator, saving the client both time and money

The project was turned around quickly while still maintaining Rittal’s high standards across engineering and customer service.

Powerfish is a progressive electrical engineering and panel building company based in Perth, Scotland.  Its engineering and manufacturing facility delivers a full range of engineering capabilities for the power generation and controls industry. The company’s G99 control system provides clients with a remote monitoring and a web interface for control and automation systems; access is provided through proprietary Powerfish® monitoring and datalogging software.

Machine learning is not enough

Creating an integrated advanced analytics program to improve the performance and reliability of pumping systems.

Incorporating machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) in the monitoring of industry assets is becoming increasingly common, especially in industries where downtime causes profit loss. However, statistical modelling alone can be susceptible to producing false positives, cultural resistance and ineffective actions. Building a more robust and flexible solution that can validate real-world anomalies and adapt to changing IT policies requires an end-to-end approach that combines technology knowhow, equipment expertise, and operating experience.

The heat transfer fluid ripple effect

Why heat exchanger maintenance is a whole system issue

Much like throwing a stone into a pond creates a series of ripples in the water, heat transfer fluid deterioration can have knock-on effects on the components in the system. Here, Dr Chris Wright, head of research and development (R&D) at thermal fluid specialist, Global Heat Transfer, explains why heat exchanger maintenance is a whole system issue.

When considering how to maintain a heat exchanger, it might seem logical to start with the component itself. However, the plant manager should consider the whole system and in fact, the whole plant, to keep the heat exchanger in good condition.

 

Denso P2 System™ Used in Refurbishment of Old Water Pumping Station

 As part of United Utilities water quality improvement programme, JMC North West Ltd, on behalf of NMCN, recently completed works to bury the above ground timing loop at the Pex Hill Service Reservoir. The challenge was to provide a durable, reliable corrosion prevention solution to protect over 90 double flanged joints prior to full encapsulation. To provide this high level of protection, JMC North West Ltd turned to Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd for their services.

FULTON INSTALLATION AT ELIS SUPER LAUNDRY SUPPORTED BY MANUFACTURER-BACKED AFTERCARE SOLUTIONS

Having moved from a facility that was too small and would have been uneconomical to upgrade, the overriding requirements for Elis’ new, state-of-the-art Southampton-based facility were to increase and future-proof throughput by increasing capacity as and when required. Protecting their investment was also paramount, so manufacturer-backed aftercare solutions were also key to the long-term plan.

The existing facility used a combination of indirect steam from a horizontal steam boiler and steam-heated ironers and dryers during the laundry process. But with the new multi-service flat linen plant – which services the Southern region hospitality and healthcare industry – came a new approach for Elis and, because the company processes laundry for the healthcare sector amongst others, they instead opted for a heat transfer system that would pre-heat water for the washing machines to a minimum of 72 degrees centigrade by directly injecting steam into the water supply.

Rittal Publishes Guide to HD Enclosures for Food and Beverage Industry

Enclosures for switchgear and electrical equipment are vital across the manufacturing and engineering sectors including food and beverage production companies.

An enclosure creates a protective environment for sensitive electrical components, while also protecting operatives from contact with the electrical circuitry.

The design of these enclosures needs to take account of their location; for food production lines, this means ensuring very high hygiene standards can be maintained.

Enclosures specifically designed to meet the requirements of food and beverage production lines are commonly referred to as “Hygienic Design” enclosures.

Rittal has published a White Paper which considers the distinguishing characteristics of Hygienic Design enclosures and how they must align with current and relevant directives, regulations and guidelines.

Dairy increases MTBF by more than 1,000% Seal support system eliminates water waste

About Them dairy

Them Co-operative Dairy in Denmark specialises in the production of organic speciality craftsman Danish cheeses, along with other dairy products.

Founded in 1888 by a small group of local farmers, the co-operative has grown to include 27 members today and produces approximately 6,000 tons of cheese annually.

Them Co-operative Dairy prides itself on modern production and sustainable practices and has been named a National Champion of Environmental and Corporate Sustainability in the European Business Awards.

FULTON INSTALLATION AT ELIS SUPER LAUNDRY SUPPORTED BY MANUFACTURER-BACKED AFTERCARE SOLUTIONS

Having moved from a facility that was too small and would have been uneconomical to upgrade, the overriding requirements for Elis’ new, state-of-the-art Southampton-based facility were to increase and future-proof throughput by increasing capacity as and when required. Protecting their investment was also paramount, so manufacturer-backed aftercare solutions were also key to the long-term plan.

Learn How To Simplify Your Plant’s Marshalling and Reduce Cost with Eaton’s New Whitepaper

Power management company Eaton has published a new whitepaper, “Simplified universal marshalling: its evolution and benefits”, which reviews the latest technological developments in automation marshalling systems, and provides real life examples and calculations of cost savings that can be achieved in typical process industry applications. It advises plant and project engineers how to optimise their marshalling set-up to reduce overall end user costs by up to 50 per cent.

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