Full house at Chilworth Manor Hotel near Southampton
Here's Jon Willis starting his presentation with a walking with lions experience in South Africa.
Last day of three took place down in Southampton just off the M27 was another well attended event with the most diverse mix of the week, MOD were present, metal smelting, crane operations, network rail, maritime, automotive, paper milling, power stations, pharma, environmental services and food.
Another receptive audience with loads of great conversations around how to develop, start and sustain a predictive program, right up my street really.
Setting was perfect with the use of two large rooms and lunch in the hotel restaurant, conversations over lunch were around a new industry for me, paper milling with two reliability engineers that were front line so just the type of people I can help out with issues.
Again the beauty of these events is we all have our sales hat off and just enjoy sharing best practices or shortcuts to get ahead quicker. I'm pretty sure that all 100 attendees this week at least got their ticket fee back in the course of the day.
Spoilt with three leaders in their chosen fields of Vibration, Ultrasound and Thermography.
Looking forward to the next series of seminars if Alpine Components need me to warm up the audience in the future!
Alpine Components seminar at historic Weston Hall near Coventry
Looked forward to day two as I got to sleep at home just 7.5 miles away from the venue.
This was the largest attendance of the three days with 40 managers, engineers and maintainers from another broad cross section including two automotive companies, food, power, paper, utilities, cement, OE suppliers, communications and more.
Same format in another stunning location with some great conversations around lunch about maintenance strategy with a three way conversation between bearing OE, paper mill engineers and Uptime Consultant.
This is something that can only happen at these type of events, sharing solutions over chicken and leak pie!
Dean stole the show again with Motion Amplification with audible Wows from the audience as he went live with his demonstration.
Personally it was great to catch up with three ex colleagues from PepsiCo and Walkers Snack Foods to talk about their challenges and discuss their future plans.
Here's a few more photos taken on the day including the Motion Amplification new technology.
Hazlewood Castle Hotel the impressive first venue near Leeds
Seminar one of three took place at the very impressive Hazlewood Castle Hotel.
Jonathan Hill MD of Alpine Components had approached Uptime Consultant Ltd at the start of 2018 to discuss me supporting these three seminars with an opening hour long slot to kick each one off.
I didn't need to think about it as I had attended one a couple of years ago and knew from experience that they were great value for attendees, shared knowledge, were zero sales content and a great way to discover more about three technologies in just one day.
This seminar was well attended and sold out quite quickly, Alpine had taken a 'Glastonbury' type year out due to business time constraints last year so many people were already awaiting this opportunity.
Great cross section of attendees from diverse industries including major power providers, food, automotive, utilities, steel and fellow Predictive Maintenance practitioners.
One of my best north east clients Nissan UK sent four of their guys I had the pleasure of training last year and the other week so it was great to catch up to see how their predictive maintenance journey was progressing.
The first day went really well, I already knew my co-presenters Micky Jackson of Alpine, Dean Whittle from RMS Reliability and Jon Willis representing FLIR and the ITC training centre.
I knew I had nothing to worry about with these three guys in support and I was right, it all went as planned pretty much on track.
Here are some photos from the day including the lunch and breakout room which was very impressive.
Best show for the past few years
Visited the last day of the show today and was amazed at the improvement, I believe they have a new company running the event. It helped that it was co-located with MACH 2018, Drives & Controls, SMART Industry Expo, Air Tech Exhibition and Fluid & Power, something for everyone really.
I only had 3-4 hours so had a quick stroll through MACH 2018 which was massive and then made my way to Plant & Asset to catch up with some contacts from like minded predictive maintenance and reliability companies.
Was great to chat with Theresa from Senseye above and help her out with some queries from interested parties. If you've not heard of Senseye then I suggest you visit www.senseye.io to find out more about their cloud based prognostic technology, a great tool to scale and get value from data outputs in the predictive maintenance sphere.
Introduction to CBM and PdM 5&9/04/18
Another excellent two days spent up in the North East at Nissan UK Sunderland production plant.
It's always good if a client invites you back a second time to deliver training, when you return for a fourth and fifth time you know that you are adding value to their business.
Training Maintenance Engineers, Apprentices and Trainees at Nissan is always a pleasure as all the groups I have trained are very positive and open to learning new ways of thinking and methods of working.
Introduction to Condition Based Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance, I have developed this as a great way of getting from zero to a basic understanding of my Top 5 PdM technologies along with RCM as a tool to target the right maintenance at the right asset at the right time.
Based on my experience in industry, light on theory and heavy on the practicalities it outlines the why, what, when, where and who of implementing a PdM program around their existing maintenance practices.
Shares the strategy of using Reliability Centred Maintenance practices to get the best out of a predictive maintenance approach and supports the existing systems already in place.
Part of the day is practical with up to six attendees using and understanding the constraints of three or four predictive tools including vibration, ultrasound, thermography, acoustic emission and tribology. This can sometimes highlight anomalies that were either suspected or disprove assumptions that were considered truths.
Very much looking forward to supporting Nissan UK later on this year with their reliability program.
If you are interested in a similar training package or support for your predictive maintenance please get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org