A self-diagnostic system with predictive and preventive maintenance management assures stable machine conditions
and repeatable, consistent performance.
Reference 1 is more specific about which parameters are monitored: "The SKF wireless machine condition
sensor collects data on three key machine conditions
: temperature (indicative of lubrication issues, increased friction, rubbing, etc.
Based on past experience and current conditions, the engineer can then make an educated guess as to what machine conditions
will be at any given time.
Using the SKF cloud service, engineers can access machine data, analyse or display machine conditions
and view printable diagnostic reports.
The Marlin Pocket Pro data manager facilitates in-the-field trending of machine conditions
, comparisons of baseline measurements with previous readings and alarm notifications.
Resin optimization, preform design, and machine conditions
all played a role in the development, according to Milliken.
When a "new" set of machine conditions
are then mapped into n-dimensional space, the machine's point will either fall in the data cluster of functioning machines or those of malfunctioning machines.
There's no need for any programming knowledge--any operator can take care of any need by keying in the machine conditions
and the geometric part data.
The Vibscanner from Pruftechnik is a waterproof, handheld instrument for measuring, diagnosis and recording of machine conditions
at-a-glance display simultaneously presents bar graphs, alarm points, numeric data and now individual channel trends, the company said, which provides a snapshot of machine conditions
at the time of shutdown.
The optimal cure time changes with variations in the injection molding machine conditions
or with variations in the rubber compound.
The fact that we can perform runs under standard machine conditions
and get excellent dispersion is quite promising," Fleischer said.