Sensors measure the vibrations
In an exciting project, Pågen and Sigma are now cooperating to use sensors to help measure the vibrations of the conveyor belt’s roller bearings, because the vibrations increase when an incident is approaching. The only question is how long before this happens? And how big is the vibration just before the production stoppage becomes a reality?
Important analysis phase
“Now when all the facts are on the table, it is important to analyze them correctly and find the critical point when the system will send an alarm to our maintenance system Maximo. Then the roller bearings can be replaced at a time that does not interfere with production. We have great expectations for this project. And we see endless possibilities in the future if it is possible to anticipate and avoid other disruptions in our business,” says Peter Calen, leader for the project and maintenance of Pågen.
Much to gain
Unplanned downtime can cost a lot of money in lost production and reduced income. Therefore, being able to schedule maintenance means a lot for Pågen. By replacing the roller bearings at a planned time avoids costly downtime and the gifflar buns can be delivered to stores as planned.