Industry Eyes Look for Cost-Saving Initiatives at easyFairs® MAINTEC 2010
easyFairs® MAINTEC marks its 35th year as the UK’s leading maintenance and asset management show when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC in March – and with the recession still forcing Plant Managers to prioritise cost-saving measures, easyFairs® MAINTEC 2010 is arguably the most pertinent in its history.
The event (March 2-4 2010) showcases a host of new products designed to optimise plant availability and productivity by avoiding unplanned shutdowns, cutting maintenance costs and improving efficiency…concerns that are more crucial than ever in today’s challenging industry environment.
easyFairs® UK Managing Director Matt Benyon, said: “It’s been a tough couple of years, but we’re slowly seeing the light at the end of tunnel. However when budgets for new capital expenditure are still tight, effectively maintaining existing assets and machinery is paramount for factory bosses. easyFairs® MAINTEC is a unique trade show for the kinds of technologies and products needed to achieve this.”
Many of the 100 plus exhibitors have chosen easyFairs® MAINTEC 2010 to launch their latest advances in hazard detection and predictive maintenance technology.
Here’s just a glimpse of the latest products that will be on show:
Thermal Energy International (E9), a leading producer of carbon reduction and energy saving products, will be introducing its Flu-Ace Ceramic Microfiltration System (CMF) to MAINTEC visitors. Providing a return on investment in less than two years, the CMF reduces water usage, and can reduce energy consumption by also recovering the heat in the wastewater.
In addition, Thermal Energy will also be exhibiting its award winning range of GEM Venturi orifice steamstraps which reduce energy costs, downtime and equipment repairs as well as its highly acclaimed FLU-ACE boiler efficiency technology system, which greatly improves the fuel efficiency of boiler operations thereby providing a significant return on investment, and reducing environmental emissions.
Holroyd Instruments (A12) will be launching two new highly integrated smart sensors which will be of particular interest to systems integrators and diagnostic investigators in the field of machinery monitoring. These products will extend Holroyd’s established MHC range of field proven, easy to use and cost-effective portable Condition Monitoring instruments and continuous monitoring solutions.
MCP Consulting & Training (A3) is launching a new, 2 day training course entitled ‘Maintenance Explained’. MCP will teach how the fundamentals of good maintenance management in a manufacturing or service environment can lead to cost savings and efficiency improvement. Whilst Yorkshire based Vibrotech Reliability Services (E18) will be looking to help improve MAINTEC visitors’ machinery reliability, performance and safety through their products, training and services.
FLIR systems (E3/E4) will be showing more infrared cameras than ever before at the show, each with added value features to provide easy access to new applications. Appearing for the first time at easyFairs MAINTEC will be FLIR’s three new T-Series models. These cameras are designed for those who need advanced functionality but not the sophistication of their top range cameras (P-Series).
And the company will also be showing its brand new gas detection cameras. The new models can see, measure and visualise temperature too. So in addition to gas and VOC leak detection, these fully radiometric cameras can also be used to detect electrical and mechanical faults and even for building inspection.
Dart Systems Ltd (A4), who supply Industrial Endoscopes and Inspection Cameras from Industry leading manufacturers will be joined by Ridgid Tools at MAINTEC this year. Collectively they will be demonstrating the latest product offerings from Ridgid including the MircoDrain and SeeSnake range of Cameras as well as new Endoscopes and Borescopes.
The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is hosting its 80th anniversary Spring Conference at MAINTEC. This will be the first time it has co-located its March conference at any show.
There will be a ‘leak detection challenge’ staged on its stand demonstrating a mix of detection solutions. BCAS experts will provide an on the spot estimate of what leakages are likely to be currently costing visitors. There will also be Compressed Air Advice Clinics for visitors with any compressed air queries.
MAINTEC Summit Conference
Scheduled for 3rd March at Birmingham’s NEC, The SUMMIT – chaired by Steve Morris, Deputy President of the Institute of Asset Management – includes papers and case studies from the industry’s finest, covering subjects such as best practice, human factors, continuous improvement and sustainable energy.
Between them they will address the key challenges and opportunities impacting on the asset management and maintenance functions going into the next decade. How to get board-level buy in and change employee behavior will also be covered.
The packed learnShops programme includes 30 expert-delivered sessions spanning topics as wide ranging as ‘the pitfalls to avoid in the thermal inspections of electrical installations’, ‘quick & simple condition monitoring – maximising return on a minimum investment,’ ‘lean maintenance’ and ‘bearing defect detection using vibration’ through to ‘ agile maintenance – the role of flexible software,’ ‘energy saving and heat recovery for steam users’ and ‘understanding maintenance key performance indicators.’
To see the full seminar itinerary, presentation times and synopses go to www.easyfairs.com/maintecuk and click on the learnShops tab.
The ‘Innovations Pavilion’ will spotlight the very latest developments in maintenance technology. Only products and services that have been launched to market after 1st January 2010 will be showcased in the Pavilion – and it will be restricted to just 10 of the most forward-thinking exhibitors.