MRO Magazine

Plant shutdown success


August 9, 2007
By PEM Magazine

Helpful tips for a good plant shutdown

CANTON, OH-The Timken Company announced that use of the Timken StatusCheck wireless condition-monitoring system enabled ACP Manufacturing Co. LLC to realize a savings of more than $1 million by avoiding unscheduled downtime in the first 10 months.

ACP, which manufactures automotive suspension parts, such as control arms and steering knuckles, used Timken’s wireless monitoring system to avert unplanned shutdowns at a 10-year-old plant in Lawrence Township, PA.

The StatusCheck system is designed to detect and monitor excessive levels of vibration and temperature in bearings, gearboxes, electric motors and other industrial machines. The system monitors equipment and transmits electronic warnings of maintenance issues that could cause machinery to malfunction.