Industry solutions

At SPM Instrument, we have solid experience of the various conditions and requirements of many different industries regarding condition-based maintenance. However, they all have one thing in common: the need for the earliest possible warning of machine faults. Find out how we meet the needs of various industries and how we help our customers minimize unplanned downtime and secure production!

Pulp and paper

SPM has supplied condition monitoring solutions to the pulp and paper industry for many years. Our first customers were North European paper mills in the beginning of the 1970s.


Mining companies operate in an increasingly competitive and capital-intensive industry, where profit margins are slim. As technology advances and more productive equipment is brought in, a solid maintenance program is required to improve reliability and secure a maximized return on investments.

Marine and offshore

In the 1960s, Danish ship owner A.P. Møller´s bitter experience was that the cargo pumps of his tankers were breaking down far too often, without forewarning. An inventor and an enterprising financier decided to do something about it. The SPM method was invented and since then SPM has been presen...

Iron and steel

SPM has been involved in the iron and steel industry since the beginning of the 1970s, and we continue to contribute to improved plant reliability for main manufacturers around the world.


In recent years, the cement industry has adopted the proactive approach to maintenance that has been successfully applied in many other branches of industry over the years. Maintenance represents a significant part of operating costs and as such is a critical point of improvement. SPM has been in...


The automotive industry is one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries, being under continuous pressure to improve performance in a highly competitive, cost-sensitive environment. In the wake of guiding principles like lean production, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and World C...

Solutions for chemical industries

SPM Instrument is a supplier of condition monitoring equipment to chemical industries worldwide. Condition monitoring has become a natural and vital part of operations, for example, in companies employing Six Sigma to improve process variations systematically.

Power production

The approach to maintenance in the power industry has changed in recent years. Many energy suppliers are now focusing on equipment reliability to strengthen their competitive position and secure a higher return on investments. In a time of shrinking budgets and growing demands, moving beyond conv...

Facilities management

Already in the end of the seventies, the first hospitals and airports started using SPM portable instruments to measure regularly fans and motors for air conditioning systems. Since then, many managers of other types of buildings with high reliability demands have also joined the SPM crowd of users.

Oil and gas

The oil and gas industry is extremely asset-heavy, and the upkeep of facilities is of vital importance. At the same time, the nature of these industries is associated with hazards related to the raw materials themselves. Condition monitoring in these industries is not only about maximizing produc...

Wood processing

In one of the world’s oldest industrial sectors, safety, productivity, and maximum yield from raw materials are vital parameters. The use of timber in construction is increasing and wood products are in high demand. Malfunctioning production equipment can directly affect throughput and may impact...