MOVUS/AMGC joint project to help with machine monitoring

Friday, 12 April, 2019

MOVUS/AMGC joint project to help with machine monitoring

Brisbane-based start-up MOVUS, the developer of machine monitoring technology FitMachine, has announced a co-funded project with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) that will provide 50 Australian manufacturing SMEs with an opportunity to try out the company’s machine monitoring technology.

MOVUS is offering to subsidise 50% of the subscription to the FitMachine Starter Kit for a duration of 12 months. The Starter Kit consists of 10 sensors, an associated WiFi/4G gateway, a self-installation smartphone/tablet app and access to the MOVUS platform and dashboard to enable them to minimise equipment breakdowns through monitoring.

The FitMachine is a continuous machine monitoring service, which is specifically designed for fixed rotating industrial equipment including pumps, motors, blowers, fans, compressors, chillers, cyclones, screens, cooling towers, gearboxes and generators, among other things. It uses advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to collect data on the temperature, vibration and noise so the AI can predict failures in advance. It provides 24/7 monitoring of crucial manufacturing equipment and sends staff advanced alerts on any malfunction or machine degradation in advance.

“We know how critical rotating equipment is for any manufacturing business and we want to enable Australian SMEs to get ahead of machine failures in order to improve efficiency, reliability and keep competitive,” said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS.

“Through a co-funded project with AMGC, a federally supported Initiative, we’re excited our FitMachine technology will help Australian SMEs to get ahead of equipment breakdowns and reduce maintenance costs, by minimising unplanned outages.”

Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, AMGC, added: “This partnership is an outstanding opportunity for AMGC to get behind an affordable machine monitoring solution to manufacturing SMEs, to help them further boost their business and operations.

“The FitMachine Starter Kit project is another way AMGC is looking to support Australian manufacturing to compete globally through innovation, productivity and job growth opportunities, for the benefit of our industry.”

Business owners, maintenance staff, and plant and production managers will immediately benefit through this technology, as the FitMachine will give them 24/7 real-time visibility on their equipment. Through the wireless monitoring of the equipment’s performance, staff will know how well equipment is operating and its ongoing condition, which allows them to understand equipment utilisation, and plan ahead production and maintenance tasks when needed.

For more information on how to apply for the 50% subsidy, visit the MOVUS website.

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