What makes a complete predictive-maintenance program? | Dong Energy taps Atlas for offshore wind O&M technicians | China Airlines looks to Boeing partnership to expand MRO
July 18, 2017
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What makes a complete predictive-maintenance program?
Data collection, cleaning and manipulation are all key steps toward predictive maintenance, along with visual real-time dashboards for the deployment phase, according to this article.
The Manufacturer (U.K.) (7/6) 
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Dong Energy taps Atlas for offshore wind O&M technicians
Dong Energy has signed a two-year contract with specialist recruiter Atlas Professionals to supply technicians for its operations and maintenance work at offshore wind farms in the UK, Germany and Denmark, said the companies. "Atlas are committed to working with the stakeholders of this contract to ensure that the deliverables and objectives are met," said Renewables Business Manager Emma Campbell.
ReNews (UK) (7/11) 
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Technology & Trends
Factory digitization depends on blending technical, human components
Advances in factory digitization include collaborative robotics, predictive maintenance and simulation, but some manufacturers don't yet have a basic understanding of Industry 4.0, Sean Lyngaas writes. "Right now, I think what we need to do is make a call to action for manufacturers to at least get their assets connected," said Memex CEO David McPhail.
Advanced Manufacturing Media (7/12) 
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How to assess industrial control system cyberthreats
Industrial control systems grow more vulnerable as they become more sophisticated, writes Hamid Karimi. Pre-implementation assessment is far preferable to post-incident reaction because it protects data and reduces cost, he writes.
Plant magazine (Canada) (7/12) 
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Is your business management software ready for IIoT?
Remote capabilities are helping to minimize downtime for manufacturing; they are also changing purchasing models to incorporate product-as-a-service and predictive maintenance, writes Ralph Rio of ARC Advisory Group. Manufacturers should assess their business management software's compatibility with industrial internet of things needs, he writes.
Plant Services online (7/11) 
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Leadership & Management
Asset performance management can help avoid loss of retiring workers' knowledge
Retiring workers' years of knowledge don't have to leave with them; they can be retained through the use of asset performance management, writes David Ovadia of GE Digital. Collecting workforce data through APM is more effective and reliable than relying solely on interviews with departing workers, he writes.
Manufacturing Business Technology online (7/11) 
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