Applied Diagnostics Ltd - Precision with Pride
This high speed processing machine is used to package food into their individual portions. The critical drive components on these units comprise of 2 motors, 2 gearboxes and a high sped spindle shaft. Due to interlocked doors there is poor access for maintenance and routine monitoring, therefore an on-line monitoring system was fitted to alert engineers to any potential maintenance issues such as bearing wear or gear problems.
Plant Dashboard – ‘Status at a Glance’
A plant dashboard was designed for this client so that that they have the condition of all 26 machines displayed on one screen. By clicking on the relevant machine the latest vibration readings are displayed in the bottom left hand corned of the dashboard. By looking at the associated trend the client can see how quickly the problem is developing and plan in maintenance accordingly.
4A Packager Bearing Trend
Actions / Conclusions
Following the installation and configuration of the on-line system the benefits were immediately apparent. The following information relative to packager condition was available allowing a Pro-Active maintenance strategy to be adopted:
The on-line system was configured to react in the following manner:
The following corrective maintenance actions were taken following the received alerts:
Gear/Motor Bearing Damage Photos