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THURSDAY N PE 2 018 M AY 10 T H Round-the-Clock Predictive Maintenance, Analytics Technology for Rotating Components By Jim Callari Plastics Technology MachineSense, LLC is adding to its portfolio of products with the release of Component Analyzer. This new product tracks the trend health and operating conditions of rotating industrial machinery components 24/7 with the purpose of helping processors become smarter and more efficient by virtually elimi- nating reactive maintenance procedures and unplanned downtime. The product is on dis- play in booth W3729. Component Analyzer senses machine vi- tals using its patented "machine wearable" design for preventative and predictive main- tenance. Its compact multi-sensing system taps abnormal vibration, machine utilization, ambient operating conditions, bearing health, and sensor installation. "Unlike other vibration sensors available in the market, the component analyzer sen- sor is an extremely lightweight metal pow- der filled polymer housing, which enables quick and easy magnetic mounting on a ma- chine's surface. Any improper installation or loose mounting is detected though analytics and sent as an alarm to users," says James Zinski, CEO of MachineSense, LLC. Adds MachineSense co-founder and CTO, Dr. Biplab Pal, "Component Analyzer is the first fully edge enabled analyzer, which essen- tially means all the vibration analysis—includ- ing advanced machine learning—is performed in the sensor's edge. However, actionable analytic data can be accessed via the cloud app as well as locally via a mobile app." Zinski says that's advantageous because "local edge analytics enable continuous high-speed data monitoring, reduce data transfer and increase data integrity." Powered by edge analytics and the cloud database, Component Analyzer is capable of three different modes of analytics: a real time quick view, which is available locally with a mobile app; quasi real-time predictive ma- chine health; and an historical view of the machine health issues both available in the cloud app. "This provides very deep and wide insight into machine health," says Pal. Users can scan through the status of many machines to identify potential issues that need to be examined in more detail. Thresh- olds can be set that trigger notifications to technicians when there's an issue or they can simply rely on the system to issue the base- line established warning when a component or a machine is approaching a fault. The easy-to-navigate software allows us- ers to view real time machine condition graphically with basic green, yellow or red backgrounds. "It's as simple as a 'go/no-go view' of the graphics, says Pal, the software inventor. If a machine or component reaches a yellow warning state actionable mainte- nance advice is delivered to assigned techni- cians via email or text messages. "Patented time-domain data sampling methods enable continuous trend monitoring to spot anomalies and repeatable events that occur under changing conditions, allowing early detection of developing component health issues, and the operating trends that may be causing them," Zinski states. Each user can access the account via a personal profile, with permissions that allow users varying levels of access. The system allows for user-defined roles such as data viewers, data collectors, alarm recipients and administrators. Historic data is available through equipment performance trend lines. In development are traditional frequen- cy-domain data and analytics that will add enhanced diagnosis capabilities for bearing and gearbox faults initially. Other device li- braries are being added each month. "The constant monitoring and predictive analysis that Component Analyzer offers will drastically reduce the cost of traditional reac- tive maintenance practices by nearly elimi- nating unplanned downtime, rushed replace- ment parts and overtime," states Zinski. He adds, "Further gains are realized by increased uptime, extended machine life and improved efficiency by understanding the best time to perform critical maintenance." The hardware and software can be quickly installed right out of the box and fitted to nearly any industrial machinery that has ro- tating components used in diverse industrial applications including plastics, agricultural products, food and beverages, medical devic- es, mining and construction, packaging, phar- maceuticals, textiles, woodworking and many other general industrial applications. Component Analyzer tracks operating trends 24/7, helping avoid unplanned production interruptions. 93

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