Source: Schaeffler FAG VarioSense bearings — a combination of a standard rolling bearing and a sensor cluster — provide several sensor signals for monitoring machines and processes in one compact unit. And they offer a combination of different measured values which can be adapted to specific applications in a standard envelope.
Smart manufacturing must embrace big data
Source: Nature magazine Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product’s life. These range from material properties and the temperatures and vibrations of equipment to the logistics of supply chains and customer details. Truck engines beam back data on speed, fuel consumption and oil temperature to manufacturers and fleet operators. Optical scanners are used to spot defects …Read More
Industry 4.0: Virtual Twin Controls Production
Source: Fraunhofer – Hannover Messe Preview 2017 With an innovative new concept, researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK want to turn the vision of Industrie 4.0 into reality. A digital twin models the entire production process and permits direct intervention into manufacturing at all times. Real and virtual production merge into an intelligent overall system. A virtual twin simulates the entire production system Bidirectional …Read More
“Proactive maintenance will improve machine reliability and up-time”
An interview with Florent Barbier from PREDICT. For more than 17 years, this company based in France has specialized in digital solutions regarding Condition Based Monitoring (CBM), Prognosis & Health Management (PHM) and Fault Tolerant Control (FTC).