All Systems Operational
All Systems Operational
From barely an after-thought to a now-significant contributor to overall business plans, the subject of sustainability has never been hotter in the manufacturing sector.
Vibration analysis is one of the most important and effective methods of detecting the health of machinery. Vibration data can help us identify faults or detect warning signs of potential failures. It can also aid in the detection of misalignment or unbalance of assets such as bearings and rotating pieces of equipment. By looking at vibration data, we can also identify high and damaging levels of vibration.
‘Climigration’ is a phrase that has been introduced to describe those that have had to relocate because of climate change. The environmental consequences of climate change are increasingly threatening communities all over the world. It’s not hard to find news stories around towns and cities that have been devastated by fires, floods and rising sea levels. Environmental and government bodies have growing concerns over this type of displacement and what can be done to tackle it.
How do we get product from manufacturer to customer as efficiently as possible? That’s the big question, right?
“Smart building” – it’s a phrase that means different things to different people. Ask your kids and they’ll probably tell you a smart building is one with Alexa built into everything including the kitchen sink. Alexa, play Grime.
A few weeks ago, when the world opened up again – albeit only slightly – I trotted off to a campsite in North Yorkshire for some much-needed R&R and a little detachment from the grid. I was expecting the fully off-grid experience, but was pleasantly surprised to find a solar powered bathroom on the campsite. It seemed that the estate of the campsite was powered by its own microgrid, which got me thinking about off-grid and microgrid living…
Integration; installation; transformation. These are all words that, when used under the scope of IoT, can either delight or terrify prospective clients. Here at Hark we do pride ourselves on not spreading terror, and instead, prefer to spread nicer things – like good vibes and professional expertise. And if there’s one thing we have expertise in, it’s IoT installation. So, let’s crack a few of the big misconceptions about IoT installation, and (hopefully) make those buzzwords less scary.
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a standard used to measure manufacturing productivity. It determines if aspects such as time, facilities and material are used to their full potential.
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