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Underhåll 2020 closes early

16 March / 2020

Underhållsmässan, the Gothenburg Maintenance Fair, had to close two days early because of the coronavirus and the Government’s ban on gatherings with more than 500 people. – It is certainly the case that the preparations for the fair, and the fair itself, were overshadowed by coronavirus. We had fewer visitors and some 30 exhibitors could not attend as planned. But we also saw that the situatio...

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre launches new concept: Attractive Industry

03 March / 2020

It has long been known that industry faces a challenge to attract the right workforce. About 40 percent of Swedish industrial companies say that the skills shortage is an obstacle to their growth ambitions.* Now the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg has presented a concept to raise the skills issue at all of its industrial fairs, starting at Underhåll, the Maintenance Fai...

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Unplanned industrial stoppages a focus of Underhåll

03 March / 2020

Unplanned downtime means major losses for Swedish industrial companies. The technology now exists to fix these stoppages quickly, but so far, few companies are applying it. 3D printers – which enable companies to print spare parts on demand – are an example, and the market for so-called additive manufacturing is growing by about 30 per cent per year. In addition, sensor technology and digitalisati...

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A safe workplace is a good workplace

14 January / 2020

At LKAB, safety is high on the agenda. Long-term work on changing behaviours has led to a reduction in the number of serious accidents.   “It is important to pay continuous attention to the working environment,” says Monika Sammelin, who is head of ore processing in Malmberget. LKAB is Europe's largest producer of iron ore and is based in Norrland. Monika Sammelin works in Malmberget, where...

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"We need to get better at talking to machines”

05 December / 2019

Digitalisation has no willpower of its own. That is why it is important to understand the interaction between people and new technology, says Tobias Ahlin, a designer, programmer, innovator and former design manager at Mojang, where he worked on the global hit, Minecraft. How would you describe the digital transformation currently under way? - Digital transformation has a huge impact on how...

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At AstraZeneca, maintenance can take its place in decision-making

04 December / 2019

Digitalisation is approximately 90 percent about people and 10 percent about technology. That’s why leadership is extremely important, says Jerry Johansson, who is Head of Engineering, Maintenance & Asset Management at AstraZeneca in Södertälje. How is AstraZeneca working with digitalisation and maintenance? - Since we have very high requirements for quality and for documentation, w...

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Changing behaviour is the biggest challenge

02 December / 2019

Industry is facing two major changes – to digitalise its processes and to work more sustainably. Sara Davidsson, Sustainability Manager at Midroc, believes that the biggest challenge is to change perspectives and values.   Our impact on the climate casts a shadow over the present day. But the climate issue is closely linked to many other issues that industry needs to solve in order to c...

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Combining technologies can hinder the cyberattacks of the future

02 December / 2019

AI and blockchain contribute to more efficient processes, lower costs and greater security. According to Essy Dahlin, Digital Strategy Advisor at Sogeti, combining these technologies is the only way to keep hackers out in the future.   What is the cost to industry of downtime? - Gartner estimates that the cost of downtime for factories amounts to about five percent of their productive...

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Success is achieved through leadership

18 November / 2019

Terrence O´Hanlon is the Chief Executive Officer of reliabilityweb.com and an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence. He believes that being a reliability leader is realizing a future that wasn’t going to happen anyway.  What is reliability leadership? – World-class organizations recognize that success is achieved through leadership. However, they als...

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3D printers can revolutionise the maintenance industry

18 November / 2019

They don’t look all that amazing. Small, white plastic boxes with a rotating object in the middle. But they are creating a revolution in maintenance. Smart maintenance is being developed on all fronts at Volvo Cars. An important part of this is 3D printers. Mohamad Abosh is responsible for developing smart maintenance at Volvo Cars. About two years ago, he and a colleague started looking at the...

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The stoppage that secures Preemraff’s productivity

18 November / 2019

Every six years, the entire Preem refinery in Lysekil is shut down for a maintenance audit. In September, it was time for another break in production for maintenance and investment. “We do this to ensure high productivity, efficiency and profitability,” says Håkan Hermansson, who is in charge of the audit. Maintenance stoppages on this scale require enormous infrastructure and logistics. The do...

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Maintenance will play an important role in the circular economy

23 October / 2019

Using AI throughout the product lifecycle means supporting smart manufacturing and maintenance for sustainability, according to Tomohiko Sakao. He is an international expert in eco design and product service systems at Linköping University. What is your definition of AI? – AI is knowledge, and reasoning with knowledge that can be represented in computer languages. Nowadays, people often talk...

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Additive manufacturing – an important competence for the future

17 October / 2019

The development of additive manufacturing is proceeding at breakneck pace and the possibilities are enormous in both production and maintenance. But the technology is only really interesting when it is linked to other digital developments, says 3D expert Märtha Rehnberg. Unlike old technologies, which often have a linear evolution, digital technology is changing exponentially. It develops slowl...

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“With additive manufacturing, we get a whole new maintenance model”

17 October / 2019

Additive manufacturing, whereby products are manufactured using 3D printers, is growing significantly. This is creating new opportunities for industry – not least from a maintenance perspective. The need for spare parts and inventory is reduced and repair times are shortened. So says Lars Nyborg, a professor at Chalmers University, who will depict this rapid development at Underhåll 2020. For a...

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Hello there! Daniel Werme from SKF

17 October / 2019

You are responsible for SKF’s participation at Underhåll 2020 in March and we are naturally curious to find out what were SKF’s takeaways from the last edition and what will be most important for you at the upcoming fair? Our biggest takeaway was visitors’ great interest in digitalisation and the realisation that it is moving forward in leaps and bounds. At the next edition we will continue to...

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Welcome to Maintenance Days 2019

03 September / 2019

The Maintenance Fair is a collaboration partner for the Maintenance Days, which will take place in Stockholm in November. With a broad programme and a large number of respected speakers, it promises to be an interesting and rewarding conference. On 20-21 November we will be offered the opportunity to gather new knowledge and share experiences in maintenance and operational safety. The programme...

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Conference for decision-makers in maintenance development

03 September / 2019

The Maintenance Summit, the heavyweight conference for business management and maintenance development decision makers, will be held on 10- 11 March 2020. This year’s subtitle is “Innovation and digitalisation for increased reliability”. It follows up on the success of the first Maintenance Summit in 2018, which offered a fully-fledged programme of keynote speakers, study visits and “getting to kn...

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Open for nominations! The sector’s most important awards will be presented at the Maintenance Fair

03 September / 2019

Some of the most sector’s most important prizes will be awarded at the Maintenance Fair on 10-13 March. You now have the opportunity to apply yourself, or to nominate someone else, for the prizes “Maintenance Manager of the Year”, “Thesis of the Year” and the “Increased Productivity Award”. The deadline for applications is 31 October. The Maintenance Champions League is also being organised in con...

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Greater diversity is needed to cope with the skill shortage

03 September / 2019

- The maintenance sector needs to attract more girls and people with diverse backgrounds to achieve an adequate long-term skills supply. That’s the view of Magnus Thulin of Ahlsell Sweden, which is making a big investment at the Maintenance Fair (Underhållsmässan) 2020. Among other things, as a partner in the Smart Factories project, which will broaden interest in working in the industry.  ...

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Hello there! Sandra Mattsson at RISE

14 May / 2019

Maintenance 2020 takes place on 10-13 March. One of the developments is close collaboration with several key players in the maintenance industry who are working on talent supply, not least to attract more women. We took the pulse of Sandra Mattsson of RISE, Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner, to hear her thoughts before Underhållsmässan, the Maintenance Fair. Hi Sandra! You rec...

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How Kopparbergs made maintenance profitable

14 May / 2019

The long-term maintenance plan exceeded expectations. The result: greatly improved productivity and lower maintenance costs. Equipment uptime is now at 94%! – An outcome that we could not have hoped for, with the best will in the world, says Jimmy Öberg, technology manager at the Kopparbergs Brewery. Last year, Sweden’s national maintenance association, Svenskt Underhåll, named Jimmy Öberg Mai...

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Technology change to drive more reliable production

04 March / 2019

Industry 4.0, smart maintenance, digitalization, predictive maintenance, industrial revolution ... No-one can avoid technology changes in industry, not least in maintenance and production. The goal, of course, is greater efficiency and more reliable production. But how do you go from a fuzzy vision to concrete solutions? We asked one of the players in the industry, OPTIWARE, which offers smart...

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Sustainable and efficient maintenance – a matter of survival

04 March / 2019

Even though 2020 may seem far off right now, preparations for the Underhållsmässan, the Maintenance Fair, are in full swing. And there is no shortage of interesting news about this event, which goes from strength to strength each year. The multi-sector Maintenance Fair is Northern Europe’s largest and fastest growing trade show for operational safety and maintenance issues. Decision makers and...

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The Maintenance Academy at Underhållsmässan

04 March / 2019

Knowledge content at Maintenance 2020 will be more extensive than ever! Lots of activities to develop competences and to transfer knowledge will take place under the umbrella of the Maintenance Academy. In addition, the Maintenance Summit will take place in partnership with Sweden’s National Maintenance Association. In the large presentation theatre (Stora Scenen) our keynote speakers will alte...

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Meet us at Hannover Messe, 1-5 April 2019

04 March / 2019

Sweden is a partner country at HANNOVER MESSE 2019, focusing on collaboration, innovation and digital transformation. Sweden is taking part in order to promote networking, trade and investment with partners from all over the world. The theme for the Swedish participation is Sweden Co-Lab, which will position the country as a leader in Smart Industry. HANNOVER MESSE is the world's leading tr...

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"Maintenance Summit” - nytt initiativ på Underhållsmässan

15 March / 2017

Modernt, digitaliserat underhåll har blivit en fråga för styrelserummen. Det ökade intresset och den ökade statusen speglas i ”Maintenance Summit”, en helt ny konferenssatsning på Underhållsmässan 2018. - Målet är att hjälpa svenska företag öka konkurrenskraften, säger Lars-Erik Djupenström på branschorganisationen Svenskt Underhåll. Om precis ett år öppnar nästa Underhållsmässa, 13-16 mars 20...

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Inbjudan till Underhållstekniskt Forum 2017

13 February / 2017

Missa inte Underhållstekniskt Forum den 7-8 mars 2017 på Svenska Mässan i Göteborg! Fokus ligger på praktiska tillämpningarna av nya underhållsmetoder för att nå ökad effektivitet. Vi får ta del av det senaste inom driftsäkerhetsområdet och ges även en bild av framtidens underhåll. Ett stort antal erfarna föreläsare från tillverknings- och processindustrin samt energibranschen finns på plats fö...

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Framtidens underhåll i smarta fabriker

15 December / 2016

Den 16 november arrangerade Chalmers och Underhållsmässan en gemensam seminariedag med inbjudna talare. Bland annat presenterades en omfattande forskningsstudie, som har kartlagt förväntningar och utmaningar kring framtidens underhåll i smarta fabriker. Dessutom diskuterades hur underhållsavdelningar ska ta sig an utmaningarna kopplat till framtidens produktion. Seminariet ägde rum på Chalmers...

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Underhållsdagarna i Stockholm

15 December / 2016

Den 24 -25 november genomfördes Underhållsdagarna, arrangerat av Svenskt Underhåll, på Scandic Foresta i Stockholm. Det blev ett uppskattat event med duktiga föredragshållare, intresserad publik och ett utmärkt sätt att skapa nya kontakter inom underhåll. Deltagarna visade sin uppskattning genom att ge det samlade omdömet ”mycket bra” i enkäten. Vi fick ta del av ett späckat konferensprogram me...

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Industriprogram på GTG i samarbete med skola i Nairobi

22 September / 2016

Hallå där Johan Bengtsson! Det ryktas om att du nyligen gjorde en resa med eleverna på GTG till Afrika, stämmer det? Visst gör det! Kom hem i slutet av augusti efter en mycket lyckad resa. Berätta, vart var ni och vad var syftet med resan ? Vi var i Nairobi med en klass gymnasieelever som studerar på industriprogrammet för att bli underhållstekniker. Syftet med resan är ett partnerskap och i de...

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