Hello! We have had a busy and productive 2022, working with new customers across commercial and higher education campuses, as well as continuing our work with the Department of Defense.
In this newsletter, we are highlighting our machine monitoring capabilities. As the pandemic continues to change our workplace environment, monitoring equipment and machinery is more important now than before. Labor shortages, a surge in people retiring, encouraging additional sick time to protect communities: all of this amounts to a greater need for remote monitoring and alerting.
SRT Labs has continued demonstrating our machine monitoring capabilities for the US Department of Defense, with deployments on both coasts that are demonstrating the technical merit of our system: de-risked, proven, and immediately delivering on ROI. And with commercial customers and municipalities starting to use these DoD-developed capabilities, we can’t wait to share more about these successes in the future!
Condition-based maintenance, or on-demand maintenance, means timing the work to be as needed. Condition-based maintenance replaces schedule-based maintenance, which may allocate resources to service machines that do not need servicing. We provide alerts when you need to take action.
Air filters play a big role in machine and personnel health. We identified some filters that were being changed too early, and only replacing them as-needed could double their lifespan. This monitoring allowed one facility to maintain high air quality standards at half the cost.
Machine runtime tracks machinery usage with smart meters to support maintenance planning. We provide a shop-level view of machine usage to optimize resources, technician time, and their workspace.
Motor vibration is an indicator of machine health. We monitor the vibration of induction motors that power exhaust fans and augurs, comparing to ISO standards. Identifying off-nominal conditions early means you can proactively do maintenance to extend a motor’s lifetime, reducing replacements.