Why condition monitoring?
Condition-based monitoring enables early detection of arising machine damage. So, maintenance can be planned and the residual life of important components can be ideally used. Vibrations that influence quality can be detected automatically in order to avoid reject parts. Counters can be used to determine production variables (operating hours, production hours, good/bad parts, reject rate,...) and factors influencing the components' lifetime (shock, time of exposure to increased amplitudes, temperature, power, rotational speed,...).
Solution with efector octavis.
efector octavis is a vibration monitor which not only detects vibration data, but also carries out signal analysis and machine diagnosis directly on the machine. The machine condition is determined locally and transferred to the controller / process control level via alarms or as condition values. In addition, the unit features an onboard memory to store the trend history of all diagnostic characteristics.
Unplanned standstills of critical machines cause huge cost. Permanent condition monitoring of the whole plant makes it possible to act with foresight and to optimise the process.
The monitoring of wind power gear boxes or pumps in the water supply concerning wear and stress makes it possible for the operator to organise efficient maintenance. Alarm outputs serve to protect the system, to trigger remote maintenance and to facilitate targeted anlysis.
Systems for measurement of oil quality complete the solutions for online condition monitoring. ifm also offers software tools for configuration, visualisation and data recording.