Condition based monitoring program a useful tool in predictive maintenance
Rockwell Automation's principle of Condition Monitoring (CM) or Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) includes the following:
- The goal is to identify changes in the condition of a machine that will indicate some potential failure.
- Physical characteristics are identified that collectively indicate the current condition of the machine.
- Each of these characteristics is measured, analyzed, and recorded so that trends can be recognized.
Rockwell Automation condition-monitoring technologies and services are widely available to assist in proactively identifying minute changes in machine condition some-times weeks or months before any problems become visibly apparent. Predictive and proactive maintenance methods, such as using information gathered from vibration, temperature and oil analysis, can help companies identify potential machinery problems that ultimately could result in downtime if not corrected.
Capturing, analyzing and effectively using machine condition information provides a strategic and competitive advantage, allowing companies to maximize their return on investments (ROI).