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Benefits of remote monitoring and diagnostics explained in white paper

Milwaukee, WI -- To help manufacturers realize the value of remote monitoring and the steps needed to successfully...


Milwaukee, WI — To help manufacturers realize the value of remote monitoring and the steps needed to successfully implement a remote monitoring and diagnostics program, Rockwell Automation has developed a new white paper, “Reaping the Rewards of a Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Program.” The white paper may be downloaded free at www.rockwellautomation.com/services (look in the right-hand column for the link to the Adobe Acrobat pdf file).

The paper outlines the value of remote monitoring and diagnostic tools to organizations of almost any size. Remote monitoring technologies allow manufacturers to collect and analyze machine conditions and production data from almost anywhere, anytime — even from remote, offsite locations.

Whether a manufacturer wants to perform predictive maintenance, continuously evaluate the performance of critical machinery or respond to problems more quickly, remote monitoring and diagnostic tools can provide companies with a solution that will meet these objectives and ultimately help cut overall costs, improve quality, minimize unplanned downtime and increase operational efficiency.

“Companies cannot afford downtime for both their equipment and their supply chain,” says Dr. Jay Lee, director of the Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems in Milwaukee, Wis. “More and more, efforts will be placed on prognostics and ‘predict and prevent’, rather than ‘fail and fix’. The trend is toward ‘smart’ products and machines that can automatically call for service or order spare parts.”