Made Smarter - Innovation Network: Predictive Maintenance

This event will explore the emergence of products and services that inform manufacturers as to when their shop floor equipment is likely to require maintenance. We will hear from both providers of these services and from manufacturers that have seen the benefits and provide a meeting place for the two communities – technology providers/developers and interested manufacturers.

Event Details


10.00 - 11.30



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Our series of Made Smarter | Innovation Network webinars – delivered as part of the ISCF Manufacturing Made Smarter programme –  showcases the journeys of manufacturers innovating with digital technologies to improve the performance of their business, alongside digital technology providers creating innovative solutions to aid the manufacturers journey.

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You can register for one or more of the webinars based on your specific areas of interest.

Manufacturing Made Smarter (MMS) is one of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programmes, investing £147m into creating a fully connected, dynamic manufacturing ecosystem inspiring innovation across academia, technology providers and manufacturers.

Who should attend?

If you are a manufacturer aspiring to be more productive, efficient, competitive, resilient through the use of digital technologies, an integrator or a digital technology solution provider or developer who wants to reach a manufacturing audience, then this event series will be of interest to you.

Digital technology solution providers and developers engaged in the series will have early access to express their interest in taking a stand at Innovation Alley, within The Manufacturers inaugural exhibition Smart Factory Expo at Digital Manufacturing Week.


  • 10:10 | The Manufacturer – WE DID IT! – Engel

Paul Kapeller is the Head of Product Management Digital Solutions at Engel, a global leader in the manufacturing and automation of machines for injection moulding. Engel have developed solutions for a smart factory, inject 4.0, which uses digital technologies to provide intelligent monitoring and remote maintenance tools. Paul will share their experience of the journey towards predictive maintenance and how they involve the customer and the supplier (in this case Tribosonics) and their challenges in the process.

Wayne Ball will also be online and is the Business Development in after sales at Engel UK.  He will be available to discuss the technologies that can be retrofitted and sold separately as add-ons – so you don’t need to have a new machine to benefit from the predictive maintenance solutions developed in the Tribosonics/Engel partnership

  • 10:20 | The Tech Provider – WE MADE IT POSSIBLE! – Tribosonics

Christina King is the Chief Commercial Officer at Tribosonics, a high-tech scale-up providing sensing solutions. Tribosonics worked closely with Engel to provide a bespoke sensing solution to predict screw wear on their injection moulding machines. Tribosonics collaborate with their clients enabling digital transformation, increasing efficiency and sustainability. Christina will discuss their relation with Engel, and present other case studies – explaining how they interact with each other to reach world class predictive maintenance solutions.

  • 10:30 | The UK Tech Founder – WE’RE INNOVATING IT – Blackinetix

Giuseppe Calderaro is the Chief Technical Officer and Cofounder of Blackinetix, a tech start-up specialising in digital technologies such as IoT, Cloud and AR/VR. These technologies are fused into a Cloud platform for monitoring assets which can be applied in a range of settings, including Smart Factories, Energy Management and E-health. Giuseppe will give an overview to the Blackinetix journey, including their involvement in Innovation Alley at Digital Manufacturing Week followed by a demo of the platform to show the features of the platform.

  • 10:40 | The UK Manufacturing Supporter – WE’RE SUPPORTING IT – DMIW 

Gash Bhullar is the Application Scenario Coherence Manager at the DIH4CPS which is creating a network of Digital Innovation Hubs focusing on Cyber-Physical Systems. DIH4CPS has vast in-house knowledge and Industry 4 demonstrators, including predictive maintenance which Gash will talk about as well as the support they can provide.

Rae Davies heads up DMIW – the Digital Manufacturing Innovation Wales Hub. She will explain what the hub does and how it supports companies with digital transformation. 

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