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Evolving piping markets: new business or business as usual?

Evolving piping markets: new business or business as usual?

In recent years, Selmers has transformed itself into an innovative partner for data-driven process optimization in a wide variety of industries. This includes pipe blasting and coating, which has been our core business for decades. In this line of business, interesting opportunities are evolving that we are responding to, ranging from treatment equipment to complete…
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How smart do you want your robot to be?

How smart do you want your robot to be?

In previous blogs we explained how you can enrich your operational data with the Selmers Plant Management System (SPMS). And thus make your hardware and processes smarter, as it were. Although we have plenty of imagination, it didn’t take much to realize that many SPMS functionalities can just as easily be applied to individual processes.…
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Synthetic water pipes: the best is yet to come

Synthetic water pipes: the best is yet to come

Do you ever get the feeling that we have lost our sense of amazement? After all, we take things like streaming videos and music entirely for granted and we thoughtlessly pick up the garden hose to give our plants a drink. Yet even behind such a ‘simple’ garden device, a special technique is hidden. This…
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Check the overview of this year's blogs by Selmers

You don’t want to miss these blogs!

Blogs are not only fun to create, but should also be fun to read. To be honest, we can’t complain about the enthusiasm with which our stories have been received and shared so far. Yet, there may be some recipients who have overlooked some of our blogs. To allow them a second chance, we have…
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The birth of a robot

The birth of a robot

Like other technologies, the development of robots does not stand still. They are also becoming more human, with, for example, wonderful applications in healthcare where robotic animals keep clients company. Some people have even fallen in love with chatbots! Our customers are not going that far, but they are certainly happy. Like with the ‘Predator’…
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A butcher who inspects his own meat has several advantages

A butcher who inspects his own meat has several advantages

Measuring instruments come in all shapes and sizes in manufacturing companies. In the pipe coating industry for example, this ranges from peeling testers and cathodic disbonding testers to robotics with vision technologies for surface inspection. Selling these devices ourselves allows us to take control of the pace of innovation. In other words, a butcher who…
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Is UV curing the cure for temporary corrosion protection?

Is UV curing the cure for temporary corrosion protection?

As an industrial innovator we are always looking for new applications for both existing and new technologies. And if we don’t find them ourselves, both existing and new customers regularly offer us a helping hand. Lately, we have been increasingly approached for the temporary protection of industrial products against corrosion. By widening our scope and…
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Inside the mind of an inventor

Inside the mind of an inventor

Autodidacts, while rare, have been around since time immemorial. To this select and usually brilliant group belong names such as Benjamin Franklin, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Phil Collins, Bill Gates and…our very own Johan de Troije! Partly thanks to his intrinsic motivation, self-determination and true passion for learning Johan is inimitable in his thinking which allows…
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How to improve production by ‘living apart together’

How to improve production by ‘living apart together’

Using third party software to improve your processes can cause some anxiety, especially in industrial environments. The last thing you want is to become too dependent, let alone lose control over your own processes. When entering into a private relationship, a similar dilemma often results in a LAT relationship. Funny enough, that is exactly how…
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The more complex it gets, the 'simpler' it needs to be

The more complex it gets, the ‘simpler’ it needs to be

It’s certainly not high-tech, but have you ever looked closely at an embroidery? What immediately stands out is the contrast between the front and back. The reverse side is a tangle of threads, while the front side creates a beautiful and logical picture. That’s pretty much how it is with our technology. No matter how…
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