Monthly Spotlight - Eastway Technology
Condition Monitoring In The Age Of Industry 4.0
In a new age of machine learning, IoT and autonomous systems, Industry 4.0 is becoming all the more prevalent. But what is it and how do you incorporate it into your manufacturing plant? At Eastway, we see condition monitoring (CM) as the gateway to industry 4.0 and the ideal starting point from which to launch your plant’s digital transformation.
Condition monitoring is the process of consistently monitoring a specific condition parameter, such as temperature or vibrations, in machinery to spot potential faults. Any changes in these parameters could be indicative of a developing fault. Condition monitoring is therefore an important tool in the predictive maintenance of machines.
In this whitepaper we take a closer look at the connection between industry 4.0 and condition monitoring. We examine how condition monitoring has come to replace, or complement, traditional maintenance methods such as breakdown maintenance or time-based preventative maintenance. We take a deep dive into the many advantages CM holds and why so many organizations are turning to it.
Why is condition monitoring so important? We examine why it is vital for organizations to consider the connection between machine condition and business performance. The ability to plan downtime in advance and predict faults is what condition monitoring is all about. Decisions regarding machine maintenance are backed by data at all times. We also look into how condition monitoring allows for design-out maintenance and why so many organizations are using condition monitoring to enter a new age of smart manufacturing.
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