moneo wizard provides motor protection

Imagine having Gandalf protect your industrial motors. It would be a formidable force to reckon with. According to Freddie Coertze, the ifm moneo Data Science Toolbox has its own wizard. It can provide just that type of protection.

Imagine having Gandalf protect your industrial motors. It would be a formidable force to reckon with. According to Freddie Coertze, the ifm moneo Data Science Toolbox has its own wizard. It can provide just that type of protection.

“A unique aspect of moneo is that this wizard can help users determine the vibration limits of their motor and predict failure well in advance,” said Coertze, the National IoT Business Development Manager for ifm Australia. “This allows enough time to act. It’s a great way for an industrial business of any size to start implementing a predictive maintenance plan and improve its motor protection. It avoids the fuss and complexity associated with this process. You’re starting just with the motor monitoring.”

Unlike other condition monitoring solutions, moneo has been designed for ease of use. It is a self-service IIoT platform where the hardware, software, and smarts – predictive formulas created by artificial intelligence (AI) – come in one package. The advanced vibration analysis (AVA) wizard is a tool that comes with moneo. It can be used as a simple way to start monitoring and protecting motors.

Easy setup

“It’s straightforward to set up,” said Coertze. “The wizard tool will talk you through the steps, so you can do everything yourself without needing an IT or analytics expert. It’s a matter of connecting your sensor, dragging and dropping that into the moneo dashboard before selecting the motor configuration. Moneo has an inbuilt AI tool that will create baselines for you regarding the acceptable limits of motor vibration for that configuration.”

Users can then start seeing the vibration levels of their motor installation on the dashboard. The set limits suggested by moneo appear as red and yellow dots. They indicate if the motor is running outside of its boundaries.

“If vibration levels exceed the yellow, you have an early notification that your motor needs attention, and if it reaches red, it goes into alarm,” explains Coertze. “It’s the difference between a warning for imminent failure and early predictive notification. Essentially, this wizard gives you time to fix motor issues before they become bigger problems. You need to predict to protect, and this wizard helps you do that.”

Moneo is designed to be simple for users and expand with changing requirements.

“You can extend on this form of motor protection by adding a device that provides a more intensive vibration and into other aspects of predictive maintenance as well,” said Coertze. “But if we think about businesses just wanting a starting point, this is a great way to begin. You might have an asset such as a conveyor where if it breaks down due to a motor failure, the whole production of a facility might come to a halt. This tool will inform you in advance if the motor has issues such as misalignment or being out of specification. This allows you to fix it before any such event occurs.”

For more information, visit https://www.ifm.com/

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