Plant & Asset Management extravaganza returns to NEC  in April 2018

12 Mar 2018

Plant & Asset Management extravaganza returns to NEC  in April 2018

Plant & Asset Management 2018, the UK’s premier event for plant, asset, maintenance and works management engineers and directors, will once again open its doors to showcase the very latest in condition monitoring, computerised maintenance management, Maintenance 4.0, outsourcing/contract maintenance, energy efficiency, boilers/burners/combustion, handling and storage plus much more.

Industry spends huge sums of money maintaining its plant, machinery and building assets and, because of constantly increasing business and financial pressures, there is an on-going need to achieve the maximum performance from those assets. The combination of a highly focused exhibition with numerous leading companies showcasing their technologies and concurrent seminars really is a one-stop shop for all industrial engineering professionals to source solutions to these problems.

Plant & Asset Management 2018 will once again be co-located alongside Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, and Air-Tech Exhibitions, at Birmingham’s NEC  (Halls 8, 9 and 10) from 10th -12th April 2018, alongside MACH 2018.

Maintenance Seminar Theatre

Complementing Plant & Asset Management 2018 will be a full programme of free technical seminars in a dedicated seminar theatre – The Maintenance Seminar Theatre.

In addition to the Knowledge Hub, and complementing Plant & Asset Management 2018 will be a full programme of free technical seminars in a dedicated seminar theatre - The Maintenance Seminar Theatre, sponsored by Ultimo Software Solutions, with speakers offering expert specific insight and practical advice on important and topical issues concerning today’s maintenance professionals.

At a time when engineers are under increasing pressure, and time out of the office for attending exhibitions needs to be balanced against heavy workloads, one growing justification is attending a well-balanced and focused seminar programme where gaining further industry knowledge is at the core.

The Plant & Asset Management 2018 free seminars will include a cross section of topics including: visualising vibrations; de-risking your electrical infrastructure; ultrasound as a key component to predictive maintenance; efficient shaft alignment; accurate condition monitoring of ultra -low and low-speed machines; the maintenance fundamentals that the IOT and Industry 4.0 won’t change, plus many more. These are just a few of the seminar topics being presented in The Maintenance Seminar Theatre at the 2018 Plant & Asset Management Exhibition.

For the full Maintenance Seminar Theatre seminar programme, including session synopses, and to register, please visit: www.maintenanceuk-expo.com

The Knowledge Hub

In addition to The Maintenance Seminar Theatre, and located at the heart of the 2018 co-location of events, is The Knowledge Hub, sponsored by Gardner Denver, which will feature a free comprehensive programme of seminars and panel discussions, with speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on important and topical issues.

As part of the ongoing global transformation to the smart manufacturing era, The Knowledge Hub’s theme for 2018 is Smart Factory - Concept to Reality, the journey to a smart future.

Global initiatives and the technological paradigm shift associated with the Industrial Internet of Things, shows that there is a growing opportunity for industry to take advantage of the creativity and entrepreneurial nature of UK companies.

The uptake of smart technologies in the industrial sector will be central to our future, by improving our national productivity, creating higher value jobs, and arming our workforce with the digital skills required in the decades ahead.

The Knowledge Hub fully reflects this and will provide a fascinating insight into the potential plants of the future, with high profile panel discussions and seminars from leading figures in the industry, including:

  • Lynne McGregor - Innovate UK
  • Chris Richards - EEF
  • Steve Brambley - GAMBICA
  • Dr Susan Scurlock - Primary Engineer
  • Dave Atkinson - Lloyds Bank
  • Chris Buxton - BFPA
  • Lina Huertas - HVM Catapult
  • Sam Turner - HVM Catapult
  • Jeremy Hadall - MTC
  • Sean Edwards - Santander
  • Charles Joel, BCAS
  • Tim Page, TUC

Plus many more.

Over the course of the three-day seminar programme, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a complete smart roadmap, with each day of the Knowledge Hub representing a different stage of the smart journey covering all aspect of the digital transformation:

  • Day 1: Concept
  • Day 2: Transition
  • Day 3: Implementation