Load management and condition monitoring in production
The consumption values of a plant during the manufacturing process are known through measurements with our performance monitoring system, so the energy logistics can be optimized. In addition, the load threshold can be pressed and the energy purchase price lowered.
Goals of the energy monitoring are:
- Reduction of power consumption
- Analysis and optimization of production facilities
- Comparison of production-related plants
- Cost accounting or costing
- Optimization of energy purchasing
By means of energy monitoring, we are continuing to develop the subject »condition monitoring« for industrial applications. From the recorded current and voltage curves, features can be extracted with newly developed algorithms that give indications of imminent defects or malfunctions. A downstream evaluation with the help of these criteria informs the operators of possible problems in the production. The goal is to perform condition-based maintenance with this information, rather than working on a rigid schedule that does not take into account the real state of the machine. This should minimize downtimes in the production area, plant repairs or rejects of the produced goods.