Continuous condition monitoring helps to identify imminent failures at an early stage, allowing maintenance operations to be planned and downtimes to be reduced. In the packaging industry this is often realised through time-consuming PLC programming. That not only ties up personnel resources, but also blocks fieldbus capacities. The reaction time of the machine falls because the available bandwidth is utilised for data retrieval. Condition monitoring with the SeGMo system solves these capacity utilisation problems.
In contrast to approaches where cycles are counted and then compared with the predicted service life, here the positioning drives are kept under permanent monitoring. Independent of any other system, the modular SeGMo-Box enables remote access as a decentral control unit. The user can access the SeGMo system using a web server which optionally provides a separate communication channel that makes the relevant data available independently of the real-time bus. This protects the runtime-critical plant control system against influences from remote accesses and enables a complete overview of the machine in real time.