Condition monitoring is the process of monitoring a machine or entire waste sorting plant with the purpose of predicting mechanical wear and failure, thus maintaining optimum plant performance and reliability.
Condition monitoring is an effective method for improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and maximising plant uptime. Possible issues can be detected and corrected at an early stage. This greatly reduces the risk of major damage or total equipment failure and eliminates the high cost of lost production through unscheduled plant downtime.
- Monitor how each machine in your Material Recovery Facility is performing at any particular time, using vibration, noise, and temperature measurements as key health indicators.
- Receive advanced warning if a component is unbalanced or loose, or if there is a spike in energy.
- Monitor trends in the data to provide health information about each machine, detect machine faults early and prevent unexpected failure and costly repair.
- Monitor machine performance trends versus waste stream composition
- Reduce the risk of critical failure by proactively diagnosing solutions, order parts in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during scheduled downtime.