You cannot afford the breakdown of critical machines, where stakes are high. Therefore it has to go with maintenance and repairing cycle regularly to keep it in working condition. Traditionally, we plan periodic maintenance services to avoid any costly breakdown to some extent. But breakdown still happens, because running condition of each and every machine is different.
Sudden breakdown leads to firefighting and re-planning of all activities. Identification of the defect in early stage will help in planning efficiently to order parts, schedule and complete job without suffering breakdown.
But, how to detect defects in early stage?
The only way to identify defect, is to get critical diagnostic data hourly or daily basis, analyze and suggest corrective action.
Practically, it is very costly affair to take diagnostic data manually every hour or every day and send it for analysis, but technology had made it easier and affordable.
Instead of taking diagnostic data manually, an interface device can be connected to the machine sensors to collect vital diagnostic information such as vibration, temperature, circuit analysis, running hours of critical components such as Engine, electrical system & hydraulic system and can be sent to central server via GPRS on a defined frequency.
The server can analyze data and send alerts to concerned service engineer or workshop, if any of parameter is going beyond the prescribed range.
In addition to it, various analysis reports can be generated to determine health of the machine and probable period of failure of critical parts that can be used for service planning and parts requirement by the workshop.