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Explore the use cases below for ideas on how io-key can help you monitor product quality, energy usage, process waste and machine health.

Safety shower / eye wash station

How can you be sure the water level and temperature are maintained for proper operation of a safety shower in an emergency? What are the consequences if left unchecked?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Temperature
  • Avoid bacteria growth.
  • Avoid scalding user.
Improve the availability and performance of your safety shower .
Level
  • Maintain correct water level to accomodate critical emergency.

 

Pump monitoring

Does your manufacturing equipment fail unexpectedly during production cycles? What does that unplanned downtime cost in terms of missed product ship dates?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Vibration
  • Prolonged cavitation can damage the pump if left unchecked.
  • Trend the operating hours fo the pump.
Receive an alarm before your equipment fails, allowing you to schedule maintenance when it fits your production schedule.
Temperature
  • Excessive friction of the bearings leads to premature pump failure.

Stamping press

What are the consequences of producing nonconforming parts? How does rework affect your throughput?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Pressure
  • Incorrect pressure leads to misformed product that must be scrapped or reworked.
Increase product quality rates and reduce scrap by monitoring your press.

Cooling tower

What if your cooling tower was always available when you needed it and did not shut down unexpectedly at critical times?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Temperature
  • Maintaining proper water temperature is critical to downstream processes.
Remotely monitor critical points to prevent catastrophic damages and eliminate downtime.
Conductivity
  • Water quality impacts downstream processes as well as local environment.

Water tank

What if your water tank was always available when you needed it and didn't shut down at critical times?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Level
  • Accurate feedback of liquid level to feed downstream processes.
Increase availability by setting up alarms for critical monitoring points.
Conductivity
  • Water quality impacts downstream processes as well as local environment.

Sewage pumping station

What happens if your local sewage pumping station shuts down unexpectedly?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Vibration
  • Pump failure can lead to catastrophic damages.
Prevent unnecessary primary and secondary damage to property with remote monitoring and email / text alerts.
Level
  • Tank overfill impacts local environment and can cause damages to the pumping station.

Refrigeration compressor

What if your refrigeration compressor always operated at peak performance?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Vibration
  • Pump failure can lead to catastrophic damages.
Receive an alarm before your equipment fails, allowing you to schedule maintenance when it fits your production schedule.
Temperature
  • Excessive friction of the bearings leads to premature pump failure.

Exhaust fans

What if your exhaust fan was always available when you needed it and did not shut down unexpectedly at critical times? 

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Vibration
  • Buildup on fan blades can lead to reduced performance and air flow.
Since most exhaust fans are not easily accessible, remotely monitor them and receive an alarm before your equipment fails, allowng you to schedule maintenance when it fits your production schedule.
Temperature
  • Increased bearing temperature signals mechanical stress.

Valve position feedback

What if your valve could alert you to worn seals or blockage?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Valve position
  • Buildup of material can prevent a valve from properly opening or closing.
Trend seal data over time to monitor wear and schedule maintenance when it fits your production schedule.
Seal wear
  • As seals wear, valves do not properly close.

Refrigeration trailers

How do you know your refrigeration system is operating properly during long transit times?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Temperature
  • Temperature inside the trailer must be held to the exact requirements for the product.
Remotely monitoring on road vehicles with io-key is possible since sensors are connecting via 2G cellular.
Door position
  • Verify that the trailer door is properly shut.

Feed silos

What if you could monitor your processes without being there physically?

What are the critical machine points?
  Description io-key benefits
Level
  • Maintain proper level so that product is always available and does not interrupt production.
Increaase machine availability by setting up alarms for critical monitoring points.