Innovator in a conservative industry
Engineer Wouter van Dalen (31) is an atypical innovation manager—no well wrought one-liners suggesting intensive media training, no expensive suit showing that his tasks are PR-related. Wouter is a young professional who knows what he is talking about. Self-confident and passionate, he shares his views with Erwin Boutsma of Technisch Weekblad. In 2013, Wouter founded the R&D department at Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), a company that specializes in hoisting tall offshore installations. TMC opened this opportunity for him. And it is no simple task if you consider the conservativeness of this sector. As an innovator in a conservative industry, he…Read more...
Cell: Field Service
Living in the City of Light
“I was born in Madrid, the capital of Spain”, TMC Field Service’s Andras de Kruijf says. “When I was eighteen years old I moved to Amsterdam. My mother is Dutch, so the Duch culture was familiar, but it is still hard to get used to the food and weather.” “In The Netherlands”, Andras goes on, “I studied Electronics. I did an internship at Philips and was offered a job. I was excited, so that was an easy decision. I tried to combine my study with the work in Eindhoven, for me the city of light. It was very difficult to…Read more...
Cell: Field Service
C5000 – The Fastest Palletizer
“In all contemporary production processes is an emphasis on flexibility, ease of operation, reliability and fast recovery procedures. Leading procedures also demand the tracking and tracing of products to guarantee perfect product quality. CSi has developed the C5000 series, a new generation of palletizers, to act on the latest packaging and logistical trends and to offer clients the highest possible production quality. The C5000 palletizer series has been specifically designed for end-of-line and multi-load palletizing, which ensures an optimum balance between speed and gentle product handling. The series comprises CSi’s fastest and most sophisticated multi-load palletizing machine!” Employeneur Jordy Ansems…Read more...
Future of PLC Software Design
“Todays' PLC software engineers have to program on a more abstract level to handle next generation systems”, states Benno Beuting, Director of CORDIS Software Design Automation. His company offers a CAD platform for multi-disciplinary PLC software design, integration and service. He has been invited to shed some light on this topic during a session at TMC’s. “Software takes an ever-growing share in mechatronic systems. The complexity of PLC software systems is increasing, while the tolerance for error is decreasing”, continues Benno. “This puts an end to the current way of working. Top level reliability is the ultimate challenge. In addition,…Read more...
Mathieu Weggeman On Game Changers
The Porch invited Mathieu Weggeman to reflect on the notion of game changers in technical innovation. He is professor in organizational science at the University of Technology at Eindhoven in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences and teaches innovation management "The notion of game changer", he states, "refers to individuals, original thinkers to come up with earth shaking concepts like the use of light to measure sound. They are the ones to demolish barriers between theories and technologies. But there is more. There are many creative minds looking for what Schumpeter – as early as in 1912 –…Read more...
Pieter Schelte – Speed Dates
Aug 14 2014
In June 2010 Allseas awarded the contract for building Pieter Schelte, it is a 382 m long, 124 m wide dynamically positioned (DP) platform installation / decommissioning and pipe lay vessel. When built, Pieter Schelte will have a topsides lift capacity of 48,000 tons and a jacket lift capacity of 25,000 tons. Her pipe lay tension capacity will be 2,000 t, doubling the capacity of Allseas’ Solitaire and thereby surpassing her as the world’s largest pipe lay vessel. As the major engineering partner to the Allseas Group, Bosch Rexroth has developed and engineered the drive and control system. Pieter Schelte can lift and transport topsides…Read more...
Overseeing the production process
Aug 28 2014
Paper systems grow (often unintentionally) due to several reasons: Processes are gradually expanded. Bit by bit an addition …; Hereby differences in systems arise (for instance different brands of PLC’s ); Differences arise between older and newer systems; Possibly different systems partially overlap and partially have an information gab. You are not overseeing the production process anymore. The simplest way to “connect” a large diversity of systems is by the use of paper. A paper interface grows by itself! Not always consciously or intentionally, but because the need for exchange of information is being recognized (implicitly). There is an enormous…Read more...
Technology for Health
Sep 9 2014
The developments in healthcare technology travel at the speed of light opening opportunities to never imagined possibilities for a better and affordable healthcare. This trade fair and conference presents the state of the art. With 80 exhibitors, 1,000 professional visitors and 42 lectures is this the knowledge and network platform for technological developments en utilizations in health. TMC will be present. For more information visit http://www.technologyforhealth.nl/.Read more...