Accurate Predictive Maintenance System for World Leading Screw and Nut Manufacturer
This global leader in screw manufacturing partnered with Advantech to create a predictive maintenance system for screw forming machines. With a production capacity of 6.6 billion nuts per year, the company depends highly on automated manufacturing equipment. As such, the risk of considerable losses in the event of equipment failure is high. Previously, experienced technicians had to literally listen to the equipment and identify the source of a problem when a machine would make unusual noises.
Finding a local manufacturer suitable for this task proved difficult, primarily because working with screw forming machines requires considerable specialized knowledge. Most equipment suppliers and system integrators lack relevant experience and would likely need to invest time and effort into research and development. Even after system implementation, calibration would require substantial effort
Advantech proposed using an IPC-7220 chassis with an AMB-584G2 motherboard (featuring a Core i7-4770S CPU), a
- IPC-7220: Quiet Desktop/Wallmount Chassis Ready for ATX Motherboard
- AIMB-584: 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3/ Core™ i7/i5/i3 LGA1150 MicroATX with Q87/C226,CRT/DVI/
eDP/LVDS/DP, 6 COM, DualLAN, SATAIII PCIE-1810: 500 KS/s, 12-bit, 16-ch PCIExpressMultifunction Card
- PCLD-8712: Signal Conditioning Terminal Block
For smart factories of the future, IIoT will be the principal framework for manufacturing systems. However, there are many types of manufacturing, each involving a different set of products and vastly different automation equipment. Thus, the development of IIoT systems relies on the expertise of system integrators and equipment suppliers for systems to be built in a reasonable time frame.