Numbers – and digital twins – don’t lie…

engineer working with Digital twin

Numbers – and digital twins – don’t lie… Recall your first 3D movie experience? The images felt so real, almost within your grasp, didn’t they? Well, brace yourself, as technology has taken a quantum leap forward. Welcome to the realm of Digital Twins – the next level of 3D evolution in machinery. Your 3D operational […]

We stay where others go home…

Mechanical engineers using plant management system

We stay where others go home… Engineers used to deliver a complete blasting and coating plant with equipment, and then depart. However, this is no longer the best solution for your operations. We’re not suggesting it’s akin to that acquaintance who overstays their welcome on your couch… But consider it a helpful digital hologram of […]

Robots are taking over the (pipe) world

inside of a steel pipe with robot arm above it

Robots are taking over the (pipe) world When robots were first portrayed in movies such as War of the Worlds and Star Wars, they evoked a primal fear that someday machines and robots would take over the world. However, now that robots are actually here, it appears that we fear not being overpowered, but rather […]

Not sugar coating it; the best plant managers’ recipe

Selmers fully automated blasting conveyor for pipes with adjustable setting.

Not sugar coating it; the best plant managers’ recipe   Deviating from a standard recipe; who doesn’t? You like to tweak the dish to your particular preferences. You probably do the same with your operations’ handling equipment. But as with the perfect frosting, it is with the perfect pipe coating… Experience, good ingredients and balance […]

Solving a bouncing problem with determination and grit

abrasive acceleration belt for internal blasting of pipes and tubes.

Solving a bouncing problem with determination and grit   New paint requires a clean surface. The bigger the surface, the better the adhesion of the applied coating. For this purpose, blasting abrasion of pipes is done with grit. The grit is applied with force, and therefore naturally produces some excess grit. One of our clients […]

Longer lifespan, less downtime because of ‘magic touch’ 

Pipes inspected by working man in factory setting

‘Magic touch’ for longer lifespan and less downtime  Decades of experience is not something that can be acquired by training, or that can be replaced by equipment. It’s like a person recognising a type of car just by hearing its engine. Or a baker no longer needing his recipes when adding ingredients. Our technical inspectors […]

Trick or treat? Unplanned downtime:
a real-life horror story

It is normal for kids to love a scary Halloween. They want to explore the boundaries of their own fears: a way to learn about them. We also like to push our process and equipment for the best results and learn from it. In Operations the focus is often on capacity(output). The adrenaline rushes through […]

Affordable pipe production through Digitalisation

ADIPEC’s “The Future of Energy” exhibition in Abu Dhabi from 31 October to 3 November 2022 will focus on three pillars: secure, affordable and sustainable energy. They approached them by organizing the zones by related topic of business innovation, namely: decarbonization, offshore and marine, digitalisation and smart manufacturing . They are all relevant to us […]

The evolution of quality: goodbye to ‘50 shades of grey’

‘Measuring is knowing’ and that is only positive. As management you can steer on data, you can increase your OEE on the production floor and even win a grand prix with it. Also in the field of quality more and more things are measured and made visible in figures and graphs. Smoothing out rough edges […]

What about the Industry4 people:
Ir. Operator? MSc Technician?

Some interesting trends were spotted at TechniShow by our man Jan Peter Biersteker. The next step towards smart industry was the theme of the show and as its name suggest it was all about the technology. So, for us an amazing visit! But the trends give food for thought as well.. Production process: does it […]

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