In this article, we discuss how a ‘predictive maintenance’ approach can increase resilience for businesses, and how it stacks up in three important areas of the greater machine health discussion: remote management, financial cost, and early downtime prevention.
Don’t let a lack of information hold you or your equipment back.
We’ve talked previously about how predictive maintenance is changing the game for many businesses. Smart sensors enabling the improvement of equipment efficiency and availability (you can read the full article here). This year we’ve seen a significant uptake from business looking to change their maintenance processes. They want to minimise reliance on physical inspection and routine – the proactive approach is the one for the future. It makes sense, with COVID making it extremely hard to have staff on-site to keep track of equipment health, and completely changing our concept of ‘normal’ staffing levels / schedules.
We’re just over two months into 2020 and it seems the world is changing around us – schools, universities and offices are closing, and remote work is becoming the new norm. Many of us operate in critical industries, like food, water, sewerage treatment and energy. MOVUS FitMachine is here to remotely monitor these and other industries during these challenging times. Join me as we review some of the latest features we’ve shipped to all customers in January and February.
In manufacturing, unplanned downtime is a profit and reputation killer, and also significantly impacts a manufacturers ability to hit OEE targets (as MOVUS discussed with OEE expert Clive Moore earlier this year). This new case study from Australian manufacturer Matrix Polymers highlights the value of continuous condition monitoring.
MOVUS is pleased to advise that FitMachine EX is now certified for use in Queensland underground coal mines! This is an important extension of our existing intrinsically safe certification. Details of the new certification can be found here.
MOVUS received great feedback from one of our global mining customers last week as FitMachine again demonstrated its value as the world’s leading continuous condition monitoring solution. This post is a summary of the conversation between this customer and our global engineering partner ALS (who manage this relationship).
MOVUS, the Australian developer and provider of continuous condition monitoring solution FitMachine, and OSIsoft, a leader in data technology for critical operations, today announced a technology partnership. This will enable customers from around the globe to correlate the data from equipment and processes captured and curated by the PI System, with trends, real-time data and alarms on equipment condition provided by FitMachine.
For over five decades, industrial sensors and actuators have been instrumental in the evolution and automation of processes within heavy industries. Systems like SCADA, PLCs and RTUs have been in use since the 1960s. Distributed controls systems were introduced in the 1970s to provide distributed control of production plants.