Device connectivity is the measure of all things in maintenance as well
Comprehensive device connectivity, be it via a network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or a Cloud solution is also a key requirement when implementing maintenance solutions. Connectivity is decisive for mobile service and maintenance teams. They often perform maintenance work at different sites and/or for different clients and need to be able to call up orders or send measurement reports at any time.
Alignment as part of the maintenance strategy
Intelligent condition monitoring of machines and plants is an important part of a comprehensive maintenance strategy. This also includes the precise alignment of machine shafts, as incorrect alignment causes more than 50 % of all damage to rotating machines.
- Premature wear of bearings, seals, shafts, and couplings
- High temperatures at bearing and coupling
- Excessive vibrations
- Loose foundation screwsBreaking (or tearing) of shafts on the inside
- Increased power consumption
If a new machine has been correctly aligned at commissioning, and regularly checked thereafter, a significant amount of operating and maintenance costs can be saved.