Online Condition Monitoring is the continuous monitoring of a machine or production process. An important advantage of Online Condition Monitoring is a non-interrupted process. A shutdown is not necessary with the use of Online Condition Monitoring. This prevents high and unexpected costs.
The Online Condition Monitoring analysis system will generate data at the most critical moments of the machine. During startup and shutdown of the installation, data is collected on critical speeds and changing spindle positions.
Also, Online Condition Monitoring system can be appointed to generate alarms when preset limits are exceeded. This is called troubleshooting. These limits are lower than the alarm values of the monitoring system. They do not indicate any immediate risk, but may indicate excessive wear or required maintenance.
By allocating the alarms to a specialist of Istec, any change in machine behavior can be analyzed immediately and, if necessary, the specialist can undertake action. Also, if the monitoring system is not equipped with analysis capabilities, a monitoring system can be linked parallel to the analysis system.
Remote Condition Monitoring
For the most efficient use of an Online Condition Monitoring System, there is Remote Condition Monitoring. This enables the retrieval of data and analysis to be performed at a distance. As a result, the organization is not bothered with unnecessary activities.