Predictive Maintenance Solutions Agreement Advances Service to Steel-Related Industries

Karl Purkarthofer, senior vice president and global head of Metallurgical Services, Primetal Technologies

A predictive maintenance (PdM) service and technology company based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, recently signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with a global engineering, plant-building, and lifecycle services partner for the metals industry covering the application of predictive maintenance solutions in steel-related industries worldwide.

Primetals Technologies, based in London, United Kingdom, and the Pennsylvania-based Industrial Technology Research (ITR) have been working together successfully in the field of condition monitoring for more than 10 years and jointly serve currently more than 50 customers. In the mid-1970’s, ITR, one of the founders of the vibration monitoring and analysis industry, started as a research and development initiative in one of the world’s largest steel producers and quickly became a leading provider of these technologies and services. ITR serves steel-related industries worldwide, including flat and long rolling, iron and steel making as well as casting, with predictive maintenance offerings that include all major predictive maintenance technologies, such as infrared thermography, airborne ultrasound, and fluids analysis.

“With the technology, know-how, and capabilities of ITR, especially in the area of prediction, we will be able to even better serve our customers through leading condition monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions,” stated Karl Purkarthofer, senior vice president and global head of Metallurgical Services.


Photo caption: Primetals Technologies and ITR team up on predictive maintenance solutions: Jonathan Davis, CEO at ITR (center left) and Karl Purkarthofer, Head of Metallurgical Services at Primetals Technologies (center right), shake hands on the occasion of the signing ceremony.