Faster, more precise and more efficient: Production facilities are under increasing pressure to reduce wastage and machine downtime while operating at an increasingly fast rate. Inline measuring technology gives systems a sixth sense – for preventive detection of errors, monitoring of tolerances and integrated process control.
Inline measuring technology is directly integrated into ongoing production processes and provides real-time information about all the relevant machine data that is classed as critical in the process analysis.
For a number of years, production machines have been evolving extremely rapidly: from what was once a purely productive unit, they have since been transformed into strategic sources of information, and they have a direct impact on the level of productivity. The targeted use of sensors and measuring technology has a positive effect on the entire production chain: the machine running time is fully utilised, wastage is prevented, service lives can be planned and procurement processes optimised.
Inline measuring technology to the service of quality
What use is volume if the quality is not right at the end? This is where inline measuring technology can help. As we can tell from the name, inline measuring technology is directly integrated into ongoing production processes and provides real-time information about all the relevant machine data that is classed as critical in the process analysis. The status of machine components is recorded, e.g. using a data logger: for example, vibrations of roller bearings or ball bearings are recorded over a longer period to give an accurate picture of the status.
Huge potential cost savings
Overall, inline measuring technology offers manufacturing companies considerable potential cost savings and competitive advantages. Due to the severe environmental exposure in production facilities, the choice of inline measuring systems has a decisive impact on the smooth running of production if we take into consideration the fact that systems are used for a number of years.
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