Volume 6, Issue 3
Published: May 10, 2018
Seeing the pattern for a better process

Current and voltage sensing can enable condition monitoring in harsh environments.

The costs of an hour of unplanneddowntime, such as loss of revenue, productwaste and excessive maintenanceexpenses are rising. Preventing machinefailure is therefore critical to maintainprofitability. However, it is increasinglychallenging to ensure operationalreliability: The workforce is ageing andtechnical talent is in short supply. What’smore, there is less time available forproper maintenance due to processimprovements and 24/7 operations. Andassets are increasingly complicated tooperate and maintain. In short, fewerpeople have less time available tosustain increasingly complex machines.

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