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 […]
A successful intruder in the world of extruders
Selmers has been supplying equipment for pipe blasting and coating for decades. For the application of an extra layer, or film, to protect this anti-corrosion coating electrically and mechanically, external extruders were used until the mid-1990s. However, those were not sufficiently suitable for our customers’ applications. So what do you do? You develop your own […]
Operational Excellence hangs by a ‘digital thread’
Operational Excellence is a term that is increasingly used in discussions about machines used by our clients. However, the exact context and implications of the OE of the actual equipment is often an undefined requirement. As an integrated part of our equipment solutions, the Selmers Plant Management System (SPMS) can provide this context to plant […]
Is your industrial safety really up-to-par?
Whether it’s a robot, object handling equipment or an entire coating line; every piece of equipment that leaves our factory complies with the highest quality standards. At the same time, we put a lot of effort into the safety of our equipment. Conversely, we do not have the full guarantee that customers always work as […]
How to create ‘new gold’ from operating nearshore spoolbases
Selmers has been taking care of the development, engineering, manufacturing, installation and optimization of spoolbases for the handling of pipes for many years. This has already resulted in many optimisations and customer-specific solutions. We have translated a large part of these improvements and pieces of custom work into standard modular spoolbase equipment and process lines. […]
Reaching higher pipe treatment volumes thanks to liquid PU spray
Designing, engineering and delivering equipment for pipe blasting and coating has been one of our specialties for years. Large, small, thick and thin: we have seen it all. Even pipes for water transport no longer hold any secrets for us. At least, that is what we thought. Until some customers came with very specific requirements […]
Selmers got Energized!
Selmers employees took part in the Energize Event of the MeeMaken group of companies on 7 July. A 1/8th of a triathlon, biking, hiking, sup boarding, kayaking and even being their supporter were all sponsored by MeeMaken. The amount of energy donated by employees resulted in the actual money donated. By ‘donating our energy’ yesterday […]