MA Monitoring™ is the start of a new era in CMMS technology – a direct interface between your CMMS and your connected machines and connected devices. This week, Maintenance Assistant is pleased to announce that MA Monitoring™ is now available for Beta Customers. If you are eligable and able, we want you to connect the data from your machines direct to your CMMS.
MA Monitoring™ enables real-time work order and notifications to be created from the meters, triggers, alerts, alarms and state data that is provided by equipment and control monitoring systems. From now on, equipment and control monitoring systems will no longer be separated from the maintenance process.
The world of connected machines is vast: many modern devices are already sending data to the Internet. This data can now be rapidly harnessed to trigger maintenance requests from within the fully functional CMMS available from Maintenance Assistant.
The real-time interface of MA Monitoring™ requires no custom integration and can be up and running in minutes; a true plug and play solution at a great price.
Using data for maintenance
Data, by itself, is great; but to be truly useful, it needs to be acted upon. For a failing machine, the most necessary and immediate action is maintenance. This data is easily provided to the maintenance team using the MA Monitoring™ solution, to eliminate the failure before it happens.
A few of the possible applications that will connect with MA Monitoring™ include:
- Direct Machine Sensors
- Building Management Systems (BMS)
- Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
- Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
Once the data is connected with your Maintenance Assistant CMMS it will be used to trigger scheduled maintenance, track machine health, and investigate machine faults.
An example of MA Monitoring™
You have a power meter installed on the motor of the main conveyor belt in your facility. Based on experience, you know its normal power draw under standard operating conditions and you also know that previously it failed at 120% of this value.
You set an alarm to activate when the power draw is more than 115% of the standard operating power. Using Maintenance Assistant CMMS, when this alarm is activated a maintenance notification is sent to your maintenance team leader to investigate the fault and resolve the problem – before the whole facility is shut down by a conveyor breakdown.
Furthermore, if you already filter, process and enhance your data, you can use this enhanced data to trigger your maintenance alarms. If you have multiple sensors on a single machine, the data from each of these sensors can be combined to trigger your maintenance alarms.
More advanced setups will allow the alarms triggered by data analytics companies to be converted into task specific work orders. That is, the alarm will also prescribe the corrective action that the machine needs.
Seeking Beta Testers
We are now seeking Beta testers willing to experience the power available from a direct link between their connected machines and their CMMS. To be eligible, the customers will need to have their machines integrated with an oBIX server and willing to experience real-time maintenance monitoring.
Beta testers need not currently have a Maintenance Assistant CMMS to be eligible. Infact, MA Monitoring is powered to rapidly load the assets, data sources and alarm details from a pre-configured oBIX server within one-minute (and one-click) of being provided the login details of the server. MA Monitoring can pull all asset hierarchies, data points and pre-configured scheduled maintenance directly into the MA CMMS. Additional assets that are not part of the oBIX system can be added as needed.
If you want to give it a try, contact our team today.