NEC Birmingham Maintenance Show
RMS's Andrew Loder demonstrating Motion Amplification to Uptime and PepsiCo colleagues
Another show that I always try to attend as it is very local located at the NEC in Birmingham, it's just a 15 minute train journey away from Coventry.
It's a bit hit and miss this show, some years like last year it is very busy, unfortunately the location this year cut the footfall as it wasn't located near the Engineering Technology Show halls.
It was great to catch up with contacts again from RMS, Interflon, Pruftechnik and UE Systems, also good to make new ones at InVMA, InControl and others.
I also went over on the second day to catch up with clients and prospects as we were all available to attend.
Hopefully the feedback will get the organisers (who are new I believe) to get this show next to the Engineering Innovation/Technology Show next year, the bridge walkway is too far for many to make the trip.
See more photos below:
Collaboration - The Key to Scaling Predictive Maintenance
Hosted by Jonathan and Adam from Senseye with Uptime Consultant as guest speaker
This is the third webinar I have guested on with friends at SENSEYE down at their headquarters in Southampton.
For those that don't know I have been collaborating with Senseye for the past two years as they have what I consider to be the best (only) product that can truly scale prediction in the industrial sector.
I keep in touch at regular intervals and we run these webinars every six months with a different angle, they are great to work with and give me a lot of input into how the conversation is framed which I think works well for both.
This time we had agreed the webinar should look at collaboration and about the importance of leveraging partnerships to reduce the time to deployment and get quick and meaningful results.
If you have ever taken part in something like this you will appreciate the amount of time that goes into script, travel, editing, promoting and most importantly how to use the 40-50 minutes to add maximum value for the attendees.
If you would like to hear the recording send me a message or visit www.senseye.io
Here's a couple of other photos to give you an isight:
Jason Trantor founder of Mobius Institute bringing together CBM Professionals from across the world
This was a new event and one that I had on my calendar to attend since I got wind of it from Dean at RMS, thanks Dean.
The word was that if you go to just one CBM event in the UK in 2019 then this is the one.
It was a three day Monday-Wednesday show if you wanted the certified training that Mobius were running along side; I opted for the two day Tuesday and Wednesday and wasn't disappointed.
It was a very relaxed affair all about sharing knowledge and best practices; I would guess there was a 50/50 split of delegates who were already practicing CBM in one form or another along with others at the start of their predictive journey.
The choice of workshops was varied but in the main based around Vibration, Ultrasound and some software applications, alongside great real stories based on experiences using the technologies in industry.
There was a broad range of sectors in attendance that I spoke to including, power, turbines, food, automotive, pulp, chemicals, steel and that's just the people I spoke to.
They are looking at 2020 and if it revisits I will certainly get along if my calendar says yes!
Here are some more photos to give you an idea of what went on; the equipment stands were all bought in to the 'less sales more learning' approach so it was heavy on support but very light on selling.
The Packaging & Processing event
Great day out for Uptime Consultant at PPMA catching up with old and new contacts!
If we are available this is always a show that is on the fixture list for us to visit.
Great to catch up with contacts from Yamato, Ishida, Flo Mech, Schneider and OEE Systems.
We usually head for the weighing and packaging as it takes us back to our roots with some vivid flashbacks of shifts spent battling banks of TNAs and Ishidas, interesting to see how some of these have now developed vision systems which for me is adding too much complexity to an already sophisticated asset.
This year there was a massive choice of multi-head weighers compared with previous years, there seems to be a glut of them in the marketplace at the moment.
It was also interesting to see the amount of 'pick and place' options with many manufacturers, new to me was the offering from Schneider with their modularised integrated solution.
If you are interested in Packaging or Processing then this show is one for your diary for 2020.