2020 check-in: Where are we on the road to Industry 4.0?

2020 check-in: Where are we on the road to Industry 4.0?

 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, CTO,…

A hard look at soft foot: Detecting machine frame distortion before it causes major issues

A hard look at soft foot: Detecting machine frame distortion before it causes major issues

 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…

Progress on your reliability maintenance goals begins – and ends – with your facility’s culture

Progress on your reliability maintenance goals begins – and ends – with your facility’s culture

Key takeaways from October 2019 webinar by Dr. Klaus Blache As reliability professionals, we’re predisposed to prioritize the most critical assets. But what if someone told you that asset prioritization wasn’t the key to improving reliability maintenance? Dr. Klaus Blache, director of the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), has…

How Dana Inc. is becoming a digital factory

How Dana Inc. is becoming a digital factory

Automotive industry supplier Dana Inc. is transforming its manufacturing plants into facilities of the future to gear up for Industry 4.0. In this webinar, Dana’s Robert McKenna describes how the company is digitalizing its plants with Google Factory, made possible by the implementation of eMaint CMMS.​ Robert McKenna, Applications Specialist, Manufacturing Asset Management Lead, Dana…

How to connect a facility ─ even when the customer is skeptical

How to connect a facility ─ even when the customer is skeptical

Excerpts from a podcast with Kevin Clark, CMRP  Kevin Clark, former Vice President of Fluke Reliability Solutions, spent more than 35 years in manufacturing, first as a wrench-turner and eventually as an expert in digital maintenance systems. He recently sat down with IIoT podcaster Dez Blanchfield to share some of his experiences. You can listen…

Monitoring Asset Performance and Improving Productivity

Monitoring Asset Performance and Improving Productivity

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