When condition monitoring meets maintenance management – Distence and ARROW Engineering to investigate potential for cooperation
Espoo, 29 October 2019 – This cooperation investigates the potential for industrial manufacturers to automatize condition monitoring and effortlessly integrate monitoring to their maintenance processes. The strengths of the Distence Condence solution are in collecting and analyzing information from rotating machines whereas the strengths of ARROW Engineering’s Novi maintenance management are in task management and resource allocation. Both parties believe in collaborating to benefit several existing and new customers.
Distence and ARROW Engineering believe the industrial digitalization is moving from hype to action. Distence helps industrial manufacturers to digitalize their industrial machines such as pumps, fans, and gearboxes. Arrow engineering is a forerunner in mobile maintenance systems. The company’s impressive list of references includes vast amount of companies, yet many run manual processes in condition monitoring that Distence’s Condence product can optimize.
“This year we have noticed a significant change in the market: Industrial players are demanding concrete solutions for condition monitoring. Traditional solutions are expensive and there is a need for a cost efficient, yet reliable solution, that integrates to maintenance management. We are excited to have an open dialogue with ARROW on several aspects that the collaboration would offer.” says Janne-Pekka Karttunen from Distence.
“Condition monitoring and maintenance process management could benefit from integration in many ways. Many of maintenance tasks are based on schedules, human observation or similar prefixed or manual inputs. Automatization can improve quality, effectiveness and bring data driven inputs to creating task. With Distence’s solutions we also have an opportunity to conduct remote inspections, that potentially can impact the overall productivity of maintenance.” says Mr Ville Vilhu from ARROW Engineering.
Competitive advantage and new opportunities on the market
Combining Distence’s technology to digitalize industrial machines with maintenance task management tools for process management makes the entity more complete. The unique feature of the cooperation between Distence and ARROW Engineering is their multilayer approach to maintenance processes. Distence technology can provide deep insight to data, e.g. potential bearing failure, and create a task for remote inspection in the ARROW Novi system. Engineers can then remotely log in and perform remote analysis based on vibration data and decide if or what should be done. Structured data is created simultaneously, giving potential for more sophisticated predictions.
Distence’s terminals offer edge computing, which is a contemporary way of processing data on the edge of the cloud. After the edge computing layer, the data can be re-analyzed with the help of learning algorithms and likelihoods. This enables creating new practices, creating added value and finding new business opportunities.
Meeting megatrends together
Digitalization means both major challenges and opportunities for established industries. The demand for new kinds of expertise challenges traditional operators. For industrial manufacturers, digitalization is an opportunity to become more customer-oriented and create added value in their internal value chains. More information about this fascinating challenge can be found, for example, in the aptly-written article by McKinsey: “Industrial aftermarket services: Growing the core”.
For further information, please contact:
Ville Vilhu, Director
+358 40 537 9575
Janne-Pekka Karttunen, CEO
+358 400 938 267
ARROW Engineering delivers system solutions for the operational management and development of the production industries and technology. ARROW Operational Excellence concept focuses on improving productivity and shop floor management through data digitalization and visual management. ARROW combines technology and expertise in a unique way. Our personnel consists of professionals working in expert groups and product development teams. ARROW is a part of Protacon Group.
Novi is a solution for proactive maintenance. Manage and develop the service and repairs of your machinery with pre-emptive planning, instead of just reactively putting out fires. Novi digitalizes information for management and development of industrial maintenance. The data serves the needs of both mechanics and foremen. With Novi’s clear and visual interface, teamwork has never been this easy.
Distence is a Finnish company that specializes in intelligent IoT technology. We provide our customers an end-to-end solution for digitalizing industrial machines and equipment and integrating them into the company’s business processes. Our technologies and solutions help our customers build intelligent services and create new business. Our customers include both OEMs and retrofitting companies. We specialise in demanding industrial environments. Our goal is to provide our customers with a higher rate of return on capital and to add tools to the Operational Excellence Toolbox through digitalisation For 15 years, we have been delivering solutions to leading industrial companies in over 40 countries, making thousands of machines intelligent in different fields. Visit us at www.distence.fi or our product site at www.condence.io