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Experts take to the stage at Maintec 2016

Maintec 2016, the UK’s leading maintenance, plant and asset management event, will open its doors at Birmingham’s NEC today. The exclusive three-day event, which runs from 22 – 24 March, will launch with a brand new seminar programme featuring presentations from experts working right across the maintenance spectrum.

Keynotes

Each day visitors will be able to attend keynote presentations addressing the key market trends. This includes, Al Gane, Maintenance Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, who will explore “The challenge of keeping the Range Rover assembly line producing a new car every 90 seconds”. During his presentation, Gane will look back on his career as an Engineer in the Royal Navy and discuss the challenges he faced as a Maintenance Manager in a war zone. He will talk about his role at JLR and the different approaches taken by non-profit and profit-based organisations. Plus, he will analyse the challenges faced when implementing future technology, whilst maintaining equipment and controls standardisation.

Paul Hingley, Business Manager Data Services CMR Cloud and Plant Security Services, Plant Analytical Services and Safety Services at Siemens Customer Service, will also be headlining at the show. During his talk, “Where Big Data meets Smart Data”, Hingley will look at turning data into value and what this means for an integrated approach to maintenance, with live visualisation and predictable failure data using algorithms. He will also explore the investment into technology that is required to take advantage of Industry 4.0.

Exhibitor Expertise

In addition to the keynote presentations there will be a host of exhibitor seminars, offering expertise drawn from the industry coal-face.

For example, a modern maintenance strategy is not simply focused on the mean time between failure and mean time to repair, but on a much broader view of equipment performance in terms of quality, cost, delivery and particular product value streams. With this in mind Malcolm Jones, Principal Engineer – TPM, will focus on combining value stream, risk based and TPM approaches when developing a maintenance strategy for a competitive advantage.

Alexander Hill, Co-founder at Senseye, will be presenting “Prognostics as a product”, where he will consider how prognostics have been used in aerospace, in context with other analysis types. He will also look at why it adds greatest value over diagnostics and predictive analytics.

Roy Davis, Senior Consultant with MCP, will consider the journey to reliability excellence, in a sterile pharmaceutical environment. The presentation will feature a case study of a new pharmaceutical plant, which has developed and implemented a world class asset management system, incorporating best practice maintenance and reliability approaches. The seminar will also look at the use of condition monitoring tools and techniques within clean room and plant room environments.

The Internet of Things, the 4.0 Industrial Age, and what they could mean for manufacturers in the UK, are hot topics within the maintenance sector at the moment. With this in mind David Hipkin, Group Managing Director at SoftSols, will discuss “Managing Maintenance in 4.0”, where he will demonstrate how equipment sensors, data exchange and system automation can streamline maintenance management in this smart era.

On the day two, Jit Parelt, Fluke’s UK Technical Sales Manager, will explore how Fluke Connect Assets’ system of software and wireless tools enables maintenance managers to build and sustain successful maintenance programs.

As many industries are increasingly facing challenging business conditions, it is essential to reduce maintenance costs and optimise production, which leaves operators facing numerous challenges. GE and Meridium, have therefore partnered together to offer a predictive maintenance solution — Production Asset Reliability. Tom Berry, Senior Sales Manager at GE, will present this maintenance solution on day two of the seminar programme.

Gary Rees, Regional Sales Manager at UE Systems, will kick off day three with a session considering the benefits of implementing ultrasound technology into the reliability and maintenance program.

Roy Rothwell, Senior Consultant, Professional Services at eMaint EMEA will use Maintec 2016 to explore “Workflow Processes Development and SOPs”. This session will review the fundamental reasons why organisations should document business processes, and associated workflows, as a best practice.

The Maintec 2016 seminar programme will run alongside an exhibition hall full of leading suppliers, many of whom will be launching their latest technologies and services to the UK market. Visitors will also be able to attend two highly complementary shows, Facilities Management 2016 and The Health and Safety event.

For more information on visiting the exhibition or the seminar programme please call +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or visit the event website  http://www.easyfairs.com/events_216/maintec-facilities-management-2016_75738/maintec-2016_76201/

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