Unexpected breakdown due to machine failure in the textile manufacturing plant is costly. Therefore asset maintenance management is key to improving business profits and production planning. The Assets Maintenance Management System detects anomalies, reports potential problems, takes remedial measures for optimising manufacturing and maintenance schedules, and ultimately, improves total business performance.
The system consists of a control panel equipped with barcode reader and keypad, a wireless sensor network, an Asset Condition Acquisition (ACA) device and barcode tags. Wireless ACA devices are installed on the motors, water gate, and main chain of the machine to obtain a real-time operation status. Then the data is transmitted through the wireless sensor network to a back-end server for intelligent analysis. The platform provides the following services:
The Assets Maintenance Management System is able to improve the efficiency of machine maintenance, and obtain the real-time condition of major components of the machine such as the motor condition, water valves and chain synchronisation.
The system facilitates the analysis of machine operations and production conditions, so as to:
A non-exclusive licence covers the right of making further enhancement as well as sale of the system based on the filed patent.
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|Silver Medal in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2015)|
|Related ITF project|
|Research Start Date||2012-03-15|
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