In the past, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance were only applied to critical rotating equipment in industries like oil and gas, steel mills, or high-end processing. Today, with lower cost technologies being applied to machines that were usually not measured with this higher end equipment, we are seeing reliability systems used across a much greater range of equipment and industries.
Unplanned downtime can be incredibly costly when you consider lost production and the stress of having to scramble for replacement parts and staff emergency labor (oftentimes at overtime rates).
Irving Materials, Inc. is a building materials supplier that operates in the Midwest and southern United States. IMI Aggregates, a division of the company, provides crushed stone, sand and gravel from their many Indiana locations. One of their sites has several dewatering basins on-premises designed to capture rain, ground or seepage water. These are located in remote areas of the quarry and help keep water away from the production pits.
The market for wireless technologies has exceeded $1B annually and is expected to grow as global competition in manufacturing pushes facilities to ensure that their operation is performing at optimal levels and at the lowest total cost of ownership.
Steel mill gains $2M cost avoidance by utilizing Perceptiv intelligence to avoid catastrophic damage to equipment and unplanned downtime.
Kop-Flex has been recertifying couplings for over 15 years and services more than 150 couplings per year. The team does a full teardown and inspection of each component. They replace components as needed with new parts made to the original drawings and design standards. Recertification restores couplings to a like-new condition for about half the cost of a replacement.
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A focus on monitoring critical asset health provides the basis to decrease life cycle costs of assets. The objective is to use reliability centered maintenance (RCM) methodologies to not only find the defects, but to eliminate as many defects as possible. A dynamic defect elimination program will analyze the failures and attempt to eliminate the defects.
The Regal HVAC industry specialist and application engineering used Perceptiv to provide a two-step solution. First, an HVAC unit was selected as a test unit and the existing belt was analyzed. Application Engineering selected an “optimized” drive using notched v-belts. This allowed for a reduction in the number of belts required for the drive.
Torsional vibration describes the angular movement of a shaft(s) in a drivetrain, which is superimposed on the steady-state rotational movement of a rotating or reciprocating machine1 . More simply, torsional vibration refers to the angular or ‘twisting’ movement of the rotating shafts that connect the various pieces of equipment in a drivetrain.
Wireless system alerts team and saves brewery from losing a day of operation equal to 5,600 cases and $100,000 in lost production.
Facility experienced (2) catastrophic failures of motor-driven ID fan, losses of $100k /day
Occurred after facility replaced fluid drive with VFD
Diagnostics performed to identify and correct harmful torsional vibrations
Strain gage telemetry system to measure transient torques
Bearing Vibration Rotational speed
A large North American mill was suffering coupling failure on one of their hot rolling reversing aluminum mills every 5 to 7 months due to premature wear on the coupling gear teeth. The wear on the gear teeth was caused by a coupling retaining ring that would crack.
Regal team members installed a state-of-the-art Perceptiv™ monitoring system on the shaker screen. The monitoring system detected changes in the operation, reliability and performance of the equipment. This information helped the quarry operations team schedule a shutdown to clear the blocked screen and address other problems.
Changing guiderail width to accommodate various container sizes is time consuming. Regal offered a unique solution with turnkey installation services to reduce time required to changeover conveyor guiderails. This enabled a production gain of $105,000 annually.
The widespread adoption of predictive maintenance (PdM) technologies is a testament to the early adopters who pioneered their use in industrial applications. These technologies transformed the way we think about maintenance by providing the ability to ascertain the health of an asset without interfering with its operation.
Technology has brought us many fantastic monitoring and troubleshooting tools such as vibration measurement, ultrasonic testing, power quality measurement, oil sampling, torque monitoring using strain gage technology, thermal imaging cameras, laser alignment equipment et. al.
The roll forming machine is critical to the operation of the manufacturing facility, and accounts for a 25% loss of total production when it goes down unexpectedly. The roll forming machine is critical to the operation of the manufacturing facility, and accounts for a 25% loss of total production when it goes down unexpectedly. Read how the Perceptiv intelligence solution achieved a 155% ROI.
According to a recent study, unplanned downtime costs industrial manufacturers an estimated $50 billion annually. Of this unplanned downtime, 42% is due to equipment failure. See how being proactive can save time and money.
As the saying goes, “hope isn’t a strategy”, so while it may be tempting, it isn’t recommended to simply buy sensors off of the internet and hope for the best. This guide will walk through practical considerations to help you determine the right type, size and scope of monitoring technology and/or services for your application.
Vibration analysis is used to monitor the condition of rotating equipment and predict equipment issues based on data trends. The first step to successful vibration analysis is establishing relevant baseline references.
A major North American-based candy manufacturer was experiencing numerous problems with their critical mixing equipment including shaft failure on a recurring basis, leading to damage and resulting in downtime cost approximately 12 hours and $18,000 per hour, or $216,000 per breakdown.
In the food and beverage retail industry, success hinges on the strength of your refrigeration equipment. An unexpected failure can result in case after case of food waste. A small repair can mean two or three service calls. And even a single broken refrigeration unit can mean thousands of dollars in lost sales.
A large flower pot manufacturing facility was experiencing 3-4 unexpected motor failures per year, causing production disruptions on their plastic extruder drivetrains. Each failure costs $80K per drivetrain, totaling $320K in annual capital expenses, excluding hourly downtime. The Perceptiv™ intelligence team recommended a monitoring and service package based on the customer's needs.