Mechanical equipment will eventually break down. It is simply a matter of time. You can only hope that the breakdown doesn’t occur at the peak of your production schedule, or be caused by an out-of-inventory part. But if you know the health of your rotating mechanical assets, you are able to plan for repairs rather than react to unexpected failures. And sharing that information between maintenance and operations means repairs are anticipated and production schedules are adjusted accordingly. The plant recognizes increased availability and performance from production assets, rather than expensive downtime and costly repairs.
Emerson’s AMS Machinery Manager diagnoses and communicates the health of mechanical and rotating machinery using data from several predictive maintenance technologies. This includes integrating data from third-party, complimentary technology vendors such as mini labs and handheld oil analyzers from Spectro Scientific., and popular infrared and thermography cameras from FLIR and Fluke.
The result? A comprehensive view of each monitored machine and a more accurate diagnosis when developing problems are discovered.
AMS Machinery Manager v5.61 is the current release of the vibration analysis software. Learn more about the features in this version.
Emerson’s ARES Asset Management Platform mines asset data from field-based wired and wireless sensors and delivers information on only the most critical situations, enabling you to make well-informed decisions to maintain availability. The ARES platform utilizes modern communication tools to deliver alerts to both traditional desktop PCs and laptops as well as the tablets and smart phones available outside the office or plant. Remote accessibility to smart alerts in a secure environment means operators and maintenance personnel alike are on top of the performance of critical production assets at all times. Learn more.
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