Unexpected machinery failure is expensive. It results in unplanned downtime and can cause secondary failures to other machine components, which can create Health & Safety and Environmental risks.
Machine condition monitoring combines advanced hardware, intelligent software, and trusted service and support – providing a broad, connected view of your operations. Together, they enable you to mitigate risk, boost safety, and reduce maintenance costs, while improving equipment reliability, uptime, and efficiency.
Condition monitoring and diagnostics software connects real-time and historical data from production equipment to help you anticipate failure before it occurs.
Remote conditioning monitoring offers a proactive approach to ongoing maintenance by providing you with visibility and insights into machine performance across the board.
Harnessing machine data increases the probability that your service technicians will being able to resolve the issues remotely. Should a maintenance visit be required, the provisioning of team members and the resources required can be completed in a fraction of the time. This not only increases equipment availability, but results in reduction of unscheduled downtime or its erradication completely.
Collect operational data from every machine for deeper insights into the workings of your business
Identify dead spots, inefficiencies, and untapped opportunities in your value chain
With data insights you can achieve greater productivity, planning and growth.
Remote monitoring delivers significant bottom-line business benefits. IIoT connectivity enables you to “see” products and their operating state from any location, so your technicians can:
An ABAC screw compressor in a manufacturing plant supplies compressed air to equipment on the factory floor. Continous air flow is essential to production, and without it production will cease, resulting in tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue from downtime.
Using Define's IIoT connected products solutions, sensors are placed in the compressor to measure the vibration on the thrust bearings and the bearing temperature. The sensors are wired to a Cloud Edge Connector and data is transmitted to the Cloud.
From this data a profile of a healthy compressor can be established. With Define's IIoT dashboard, technical staff can easily see the condition of the compressor at any time, studying the data for trends, history and alarm status.
As time passes, any changes in the vibration signature or temperature in the compressor serve as an early warning flag, way ahead of equipment failure. Additionally, when connected to ERP software, replacement parts can be automatically ordered and delivered before the issue becomes critical, ensuring continous production.
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Remote monitoring of assets provides value in the short term and helps develop a strong analytical strategy going forward.