What is Condition Monitoring?
Factory managers need to be constantly aware of how machines are operating. Condition monitoring is one way to keep track of each piece of machinery’s status and to quickly pick up on any anomalies that might point to a problem.
A condition monitoring system is used to measure specific set parameters – as long as those parameters are being met, the machine is considered in good working order. If the system senses a change, an alert is sent so that preventive action can be taken. Machine condition monitoring goes hand-in-hand with production line monitoring, giving factory managers insight into the factory’s operations.
Often used as part of a predictive maintenance strategy, condition monitoring also helps to predict equipment failure, but it is based only on current data and does not use AI or machine learning to make predictions based on past data.