Advanced condition monitoring for Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)
Manufacturers, especially in times of increasing energy costs, need to respond to global competition and manufacturing sourcing. Therefore, manufacturers need to look for lean manufacturing solutions based on justifications to reduce cost, eliminate risks, improve system design and help manage maintenance to maximise reliable production. Condition Monitoring on the shop floor together with Energy Monitoring should therefore be integrated with the Enterprise system. To optimise maintenance service there must be complete transparency throughout the enterprise, from shop floor to top floor.
FAG SmartCheck is an independently operating, compact, modular measurement system for the permanent monitoring of machines. As the device can monitor both classic parameters and vibration-based parameters, it already offers numerous options that future machine monitoring schemes cannot be imagined without. This will lead to optimized value added in all sectors.
FAG SmartCheck supports the concept of transparency through different levels of measurement. Mitsubishi Electric, in conjunction with Schaeffler, can provide a holistic approach to assess the condition of the plant. Information can be automatically transferred through Ethernet via the iQ Platform to multiple information levels.