Why Predictive maintenance is important?
Predictive maintenance procedures are crucial for any industrial plants or manufacturing units that deal with heavy and intricate machinery. This problem intensifies if the machines are old and legacy ones. Mechanical problems can start from nowhere, and go completely unnoticed leading to a production downtime. Since it is very difficult to keep check of such machines manually, monitoring these machines for any anomalies becomes extremely important. On such important aspect of proactive maintenance is to track excess vibration in the machines.
Ripples IOT vibration monitoring solutions
The production floor will be filled with all kinds of machines, ranging from agitators, compressors, extruders, flywheels to generator sets. Ripples IOT industrial monitoring solutions can be applied to any machines be it old, intermediate or new. Our visualization and anomaly detection instances would be on constant look out for defects and variations from the existing system vibration signature.
Why should one track excess vibration?
So how do we track excess vibration? And what all we can interpret from the collected data? The vibration of any object, be it living or non living, is noted by the variation of its intensity, frequency and amplitude. IOT vibration monitoring data can help the users correlate to various health issues of the equipment. Sometimes it can help us track specific issues in a machine; let me guide through a use case we encountered with a client. The client had a huge bread manufacturing unit, and they had to track excess vibration in their motors. From our analysis, we found out that the excess vibration data varied from machine to machine; some was due to the bearing defect, gear mesh damage and imbalance in the drive shaft. In some cases it was due to the loosened body parts such as nuts, bolts and clamps.
Easily attachable sensors
Our wireless sensors can be attached to any machines easily and can form a mesh network of its own for data collection. It is no rocket science that proper vibration monitoring can increase the life expectancy of the machines by many folds. One could also trace the start/stop of the machines using vibration data and give an account of the usage time of these machines.
So if you have a manufacturing plant and owns equipment such as Cranes, Induction Heaters, torquing machines, hydraulic shafts, flywheels etc, we can help track any anomalies associated with the same using IOT vibration monitoring solutions.