4 industrial intelligence solutions for lifting devices – Remote diagnostics
A service call regarding a piece of lifting equipment can cause an unexpected drop in productivity throughout the production chain, resulting in significant repercussions for the company. This is why the 4th article in this series will focus on the benefits of having new lifting technologies incorporated to maintain productivity.
What’s at stake
When a problem occurs on a lifting device, it makes sense to contact a professional. But in many cases, the intervention of such a specialist will cause a temporary stop in production to investigate and diagnose the problem. In addition, a second visit by the technician will often be necessary to complete the repair. Consequently, the repercussions of frequently shutting down your equipment can be frustrating.
With the help of modern lifting technologies, the newly installed equipment can be integrated with cellular communication modules allowing for a remote connection. Once the solution is implemented, it becomes possible for the technician to remotely analyze the data collected in order to establish a pre-diagnosis and consider possible solutions. For example, the technician could bring potential replacement parts, based on the data collected, and hopefully solve the problem in a single visit.
It is also possible to perform real-time data analysis to monitor the performance of the device. In the case of complex equipment, these tools can also be used by the technical team to commission and calibrate the equipment, without having to physically be on site.
By using these new technologies, efficiency in equipment maintenance is improved. Intervention times and production downtime can be shortened. In many cases, this can result in a significant increase in productivity.
In the field of lifting, technologies can be used to improve productivity, flexibility and safety. These technological improvements can be used to overcome real challenges through the implementation of innovative and intelligent solutions. The technology used in your installations is thereby converted into industrial intelligence and allows for… a world of solutions!