EFFECTIVE use of condition-based monitoring (CBM) contributes to increased plant uptime and reduced maintenance costs, which combine to increase the return on net assets of a manufacturing operation.
To bring familiarity to this concept and in particular that of vibration monitoring, Rockwell Automation is running a series of hands-on workshops displaying its Entek XM products.
The Entek XM seminars will be held in distributors throughout NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
Each seminar introduces the new Entek XM suite of on-line vibration monitoring modules, designed to monitor and protect machinery.
The XM series is a family of relay and communications modules that may be applied as a stand-alone system, or integrated directly with control systems using the DeviceNet open standard communications network to provide key diagnostic information.
According to Chris Baker, Asset Management business manager at Rockwell, the Entek XM workshops already run have generated an excellent response from customers.
"This seminar provides all the information needed to get started with true integrated condition monitoring," he said.
The free four-hour workshops consist of theory and product information supported by some hands-on, online simulation practice. On completion, participants have the option of purchasing a half-price XM 120 'starter kit' consisting of the XM module, and all necessary componentry to start real-time condition based monitoring.
For further information contact your authorized Rockwell Automation Australia distributor, which can be located using the interactive map at www.rockwellautomation.com.au.