Bulk materials handling specialist, Spiroflow, has launched an innovative monitoring system that remotely provides real-time information on the performance of their complete machinery range, from flexible screw conveyors to tubular drag and aeromechanical conveyors. The system is known as SAM – Spiroflow Active Monitoring.
The aim of the initiative is to automatically monitor customers’ equipment through sensor-based technology, thereby providing key performance related, safety and operational benefits.
As an ‘upgrade’, SAM is built into the standard electrical panel on Spiroflow’s machinery by an in-house team of skilled electrical engineers and connected remotely via 4G/5G or Wi-fi. By monitoring equipment performance, SAM can provide the customer with a custom dashboard of graphs showing amalgamated data from all available sensors. And depending on a customer’s specifications, the data will show live trends based on pre-set variables.
All data collected will be stored online and will be subject to high levels of security. Spiroflow has incorporated the benefits of their active monitoring initiative into a ‘SAVE with SAM’ marketing campaign featuring a robotic character.
安全第一 – the ability to be alerted of potential safety hazards before they arise;
意识 – SAM can eliminate costly and unnecessary downtime by moving to a just-in-time maintenance schedule;
提升品牌曝光率 – gain critical insight into equipment performance via a multiple sensor reporting and
效率 – reducing disruption to the operation, avoiding downtime and in turn resulting in a cost saving.
Commenting on the new system, Spiroflow’s James Podevyn, said: “As an industry leader, it is important for us to embrace not only IIoT in all that we do, but also to support the private sector’s move towards industry 4.0.
As an industry first, SAM will allow our customers to have unbiased facts at their fingertips allowing for an enhanced overview of equipment performance, together with the ability to quickly identify issues and rectify them. Clearly by having the means to implement precise measures, a catastrophic equipment failure and resulting downtime can be avoided.”