10th Anniversary of this show visit
I have been attending this show for the past year and have seen the technologies leap ahead even in that short time. What stuck me this year were the amount of manufacturers involved in composites, they took up nearly a whole NEC hall, looks like a very competitive market.
Some very impressive exhibits from the automotive, aerospace and boat building industries.
Good to catch up with Matthew Gill again and have a chat about Vibtek Ltd Condition Monitoring offers.
They market an interesting four sensor kit with a gateway for a remote monitoring solution that can be scaled with additional sensors if required, see above.
They also have a more traditional datalogger with a wireless triaxial sensor and all of the sensors capture surface temperature as well. Vibtek have lots of experience in off shore oil and gas as well as the automotive sector, worth getting in touch with if you are thinking about applications or hardware.
Always a pleasure to have a talk with RMS Reliability Maintenance Solutions Ltds Keith Gallant CRL about Motion Amplification and Condition Monitoring in general, we often share the benefits we have found and consider applications for this 'new' technology.
Keith was most enthused by a new higher resolution camera that is on it's way that will further expand the range of the instrument to deliver even more applications.
This technology I believe is the first genuinely new big step in condition monitoring in the past 10 years or more, if you haven't seen it I advise you go look at some of the videos that Keith and his colleagues are sharing on YouTube.
We can now see vibration with this technology.
TUNKERS - Expert UK Ltd are a company I have come across since working with Nissan UK when I met Martin Bevan at the North East Automotive Alliance a couple of months ago. He's a great chap who really knows his transfer and automated conveyor equipment, I believe they operate primarily in the Automotive sector although I could see many applications in Food & Beverage and other FMCG sectors.
Really quality looking equipment that could take a lot of punishment, well worth considering in my opinion.