Con­clu­sion

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MAINTENANCE MATTERS -

Wire­less sys­tems are chang­ing the way we ap­proach ma­chine con­di­tion pa­ram­e­ter data col­lec­tion and will no doubt re­sult in much more data be­ing ac­quired. Fur­ther data in­ter­pre­ta­tion us­ing decision support sys­tems and data re­duc­tion meth­ods are able to pro­vide valu­able in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the in­creased level of feed­back from ma­chin­ery.

This will al­low main­te­nance per­son­nel to de­ter­mine the cause of the fail­ure of a ma­chine or sys­tem com­po­nent, not just change a de­fec­tive com­po­nent with­out know­ing why it failed. What en­gi­neers are look­ing for is a sys­tem that is sim­ple to in­stall and easy to con­fig­ure and uses ex­ist­ing knowl­edge and decision support sys­tems to man­age the con­fig­u­ra­tion and in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the data. This will give real value to plant man­agers in man­ag­ing plant up­time and ef­fi­ciency. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.skf.com

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