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Is the digitalization of industry fast enough?

I stopped for a moment to think about communication technology, mobile technology and how significantly they have changed my everyday life at home, but especially in my work in the process industry. I start this story from the beginning of my studies in 1994. At that time, the use of e-mail on Unix machines was quite new. In 1996, at my summer job at a paper factory, foremen primarily used pagers and landlines to communicate information. E-mail already existed, but it was still not used much for information

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Industrial maintenance - what is a maintenance shutdown and what makes planning it challenging?

In an industrial maintenance shutdown, the plant must be shut down for maintenance and upkeep, because the equipment cannot be serviced while it is running. During a maintenance shutdown, as much preventive maintenance, maintenance and required repairs as possible are carried out, so that production can run smoothly after the shutdown ends. Maintenance downtime is a challenging event, so careful planning is essential. During the event, a lot of work is done in a limited time by several different parties [...]

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Tool4pro and Sotkamo Silver cooperation

Domestic mining company Sotkamo Silver Oy begins to manage daily work and process maintenance downtime with the help of Tool4pro. The personnel of Sotkamo Silver Oy has been strongly involved in the development phase of the application, and it is a pleasure to continue towards production use "This is a significant step for a new type of digital work management in industry", says CEO Lasse Kauppinen Tool4pro. "Tool4pro creates excellent opportunities for us to be remarkable

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