Robot Reactive Rewarded

AkzoNobel - PEME Award Winners

Two of our engineers have been recognised by local AkzoNobel site management for an outstanding reaction to an out-of-hours breakdown. AkzoNobel operate an award scheme to encourage individuals to make a difference and recognise value-add contributions.

PEME supports AkzoNobel with an Asset Care team delivering Plant Maintenance and Reliability Improvement. Awards have been presented to Dave Griffiths (on the left) and Tony Blacker (on the right). What for? I hear you ask:

  • A robot suffered a breakdown at the end of the day-shift and it was quickly established that this was due to a random failure of the CPU. A new one was immediately ordered from the OEM and arrived on-site 3 hours later
  • Meanwhile, Tony should have finished work for the day, about the time the robot failed and he should have been at home watching Emmerdale, but remained on-site to help get production back-up and running.  Whilst, Dave was the duty shift engineer
  • When the CPU arrived, Dave and Tony promptly installed it to the robot and set it up to run with full production being resumed soon after

PEME Site Manager, Paul Seammen said “The award was presented for outstanding personal commitment to this Reactive Maintenance event and getting production going at the earliest opportunity, all out of normal working hours, which as we know can be difficult and this alone was a huge achievement.”