The Accelix Community’s monthly Best Practices Webinars are a great resource for maintenance and reliability professionals looking to expand their industry knowledge and gain insight into best practices from thought leaders across the globe. The webinars provide you with the opportunity to get their questions answered by industry experts.
A hard look at soft foot: Detecting machine frame distortion before it causes major issues
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
1 p.m. ET
Ryan Best, Technical Sales Representative, PRUFTECHNIK, Inc.
Soft foot is a common problem that affects rotating machinery and can result in a range of mechanical and quality problems. Think of it as a chair with one leg shorter than the other three. Soft foot is frequently overlooked but the consequences of ignoring its symptoms can be serious and expensive. In this webinar, Ryan Best, Technical Sales Representative at PRUFTECHNIK, Inc., describes how to detect and correct soft foot before it leads to costly machinery troubles.
Ryan Best is Technical Sales Representative at PRUFTECHNIK, Inc., based in Philadelphia. He previously was a Service Engineer for PRUFTECHNIK, where he executed field machinery services, sales of such services, and conducted training for both employees and customers throughout North America and the Caribbean. His industry certifications include Vibration Analyst, Category II (ISO 18436.2).
2020 check-in: Where are we on the road to Industry 4.0?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
11 a.m. ET
Oliver Sturrock, CTO, Fluke Reliability Solutions
What will 2020 bring in terms of automation, AI, machine learning, and Industry 4.0? What takeaways do we have from 2019? What new could happen that we don’t know about? Oliver Sturrock, Chief Technology Officer for Fluke Reliability Solutions, takes a look at the trends driving change in our industrial world.
Oliver Sturrock is the CTO for Fluke Reliability Solutions. Prior to joining Fluke in 2017, Oliver served as CTO at SCHAD GmbH, leading a global team responsible for designing, developing and implementing enterprise software products enabling more efficient maintenance through the IIoT. Oliver specializes in creating customer-centric solutions in IoT, analytics, machine learning, real-time systems, secure web architectures, and mobile. Oliver previously served as VP Mobile Solutions at OpenText and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of weComm Ltd. He has a BSc in Computer of Science from the University of York and has studied M&A and Business Strategy at the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.