Why should you monitor equipment in real time?

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Digital transformation within different industrial sectors involves installing sensors using the Internet of Things (IoT) to remotely monitor equipment and access their data at any time.

But why is it important to monitor your equipment in real time?

Avoid unwanted surprises

IoT sensors are used to collect data to monitor the condition of the equipment and its use. This data is a decision-making aid during maintenance operations by indicating, for example, their temperature or current overconsumption.

Real-time monitoring therefore makes it possible to be warned by alerts or notifications as soon as the first signs of failure appear. A maintenance operation can then be initiated to avoid loss of service or, at least, to minimize damage.

Optimize maintenance operations

By knowing the equipment’s condition at any time, you can anticipate maintenance operations. No need to wait for equipment to shut down to replace it or schedule periodic inspections when the equipment does not need them. This allows the maintenance teams to save a significant amount of time.

Increase the equipment’s availability

Thanks to preventive maintenance, it is possible to reduce the equipment’s downtime during maintenance and to plan alternatives so so as not to have to suffer a loss of service due to the maintenance operation. By identifying warning signals in the event of an imminent failure, it is possible to act proactively and thus increase the service life of the equipment.

Reduce costs

We know that every year, the cost of repairing and replacing physical equipment can be quite significant. When an equipment is unavailable due to theft, failure or maintenance, it has a direct effect on the company, resulting in lower productivity and higher costs. The reduction of breakdowns, equipment downtime and the optimization of shift time results in a significant financial gain.

Real-time information allows us to have the reactivity necessary for the proper functioning of companies. It is therefore vital to become proactive in the face of risks rather than reactive in the face of problems.