Condition Monitoring in the Age of Industry 4.0

May 31, 2022
SCHAEFFLER Americas expert Frank Mignano talks about how sensors are driving greater reliability.

In this edition of Power & Motion Insights, senior content director Bob Vavra discusses condition monitoring in the age of Industry 4.0 with Frank Mignano, condition monitoring manager for SCHAEFFLER Americas. Among the topics discussed:

  • An overview of condition monitoring technology, and why condition monitoring is indispensable in today’s manufacturing facilities
  • How to determine asset criticality and, as a result, which preventive or predictive-based technologies should be applied to optimize asset reliability vs. manpower—or if run-to-failure maintenance is the best option
  • A discussion of how sensor and battery technology have finally been optimized and packaged into rugged-yet-intuitive packages available on the market today
  • A look at how data can be processed by proprietary algorithms into actionable Information (not just data) for the end user—allowing maintenance to be planned in a timely manner and executed at the lowest possible cost.

An expanded version of this interview can be found here.

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