Condition Monitoring 101: How Technology is Transforming Industry
Just as technology has made our cars and our homes smarter, technology is transforming industry as well. No matter what realm you work in, technological advances are making it easier for the machines we work with to communicate to us, enabling us to make decisions and take action to be more proactive, more efficient, and ultimately more competitive.
This is the basis of the terms that we are hearing more and more: preventative maintenance, condition monitoring, smart technology, and data driven manufacturing, etc. Basically it is involves being able to place some type of diagnostic device such a sensor in a strategic position to allow machines to be able to tell us when they are in need of something. For example, if you have a machine that requires constant lubrication to keep it running well, a sensor that can measure rising temperature can indicate when the lubrication is failing in some way. This allows you to act before damage is done. And this is just one example.
So what is the best system for you and your operation? Is the expense of purchasing this type of system cost-effective for you? How will you get the data and will you be able to easily understand when you need to act?
This is where RitterTech can help. There are numerous options available for to assist you in diagnosing problems, helping you maintain your equipment to prevent shut downs, and on a higher level, help you monitor your equipment on a regular or continuous basis so that you can keep it running at peak performance. As an authorized distributor for Parker products, we can assess your operations and identify the best solution to meet your needs and goals in a way that meets your budgetary restraints.
Below are some of the product options that are available and more information about each. We invite you to learn about what is out there and then contact us so that we can help you identify the right solution for you.
Voice of the Machine
Imagine if you could “light up” components within critical systems to gain visibility into wear and performance and predict failures before they occur? Voice of the Machine makes it possible.
Voice of the Machine makes it easier and more cost effective for you to remotely monitor assets to improve safety and reduce risk, maintenance cost and unplanned downtime while uncovering hidden opportunities to improve efficiency.
SensoNODE Route-Based and Continuous Monitoring
Where and how often you need to get data from your equipment plays a significant role in the type of condition monitoring that is right for your operations. Whether you want to continuously see a larger overall picture or need a more in-depth snapshot of a specific time period makes a big difference in the type of condition monitoring that is right for your business. Explore the resources below to learn more.
SensoControl Diagnostic Equipment for Preventative Maintenance and Optimization
The health of plant equipment and machinery is paramount, especially when those systems are heavily relied upon to delivering goods on time. The cost of unexpected downtime can be astronomical and result in unsatisfied customers looking elsewhere for services.
Production delays can be averted with the implementation of predictive maintenance solutions. Parker’s SensoControl diagnostic equipment can help you obtain the amount of readings you need to diagnose or optimize today’s sophisticated hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. View the resources below to learn more.
Mobile Equipment Solutions
Rotating machine components are at the core of mobile equipment. Hydraulic assemblies, belts, gears, pump systems and motors are constantly in motion and most susceptible to disruptions. Minor problems detected early can be corrected before escalating into serious issues, resulting in unplanned downtime.
Condition-based predictive maintenance can maximize machine availability and performance while greatly reducing the cost of downtime and unscheduled service repairs.