“The FitMachine® PdM Platform fits seamlessly into our maintenance team as it complements the human expertise, providing an effective mechanism for early warning and for supporting our drive for ongoing reliability.”
Six months after the sensors were installed, during a regular project meeting the client’s maintenance team and the MOVUS Customer Success team identified an asset (Cellulose Dump Chest Agitator) that was showing early signs of changing behaviour.
Six weeks later, FitMachine began sending notification alerts to the client’s team, right after the operating state of the same machine deviated outside of normal operation.
The client’s team decided to do a vibration analysis (VA) using hand held vibration equipment before making any decision(s) on repairs or replacement of the agitator.
The FitMachine alert combined with the deeper analysis created confidence that the asset could be operated reliably until the planned shutdown.Download Case Study
By sending an early warning to the client’s team about a change in the operation of the Cellulose Dump Chest Agitator, the FitMachine® solution provided them with enough time to perform an in-depth analysis of the anomaly using specialist Vibration Analysis.
Rather than a potential failure occurring during production cycles and needing emergency maintenance procedures, our client relied on FitMachine’s condition monitoring alerts, further investigated the performance anomaly, performed pro-active OEM maintenance recommendations and avoided unplanned downtime.
This case study provided our client with confidence to expand the FitMachine deployment to other sites in Australia, New Zealand and United States, now increasing their levels of equipment reliability on national, regional and global levels.
The FitMachine® alert combined with the deeper analysis created confidence that the asset could be operated reliably until the planned shutdown.