Manage machinery health
Wireless vibration data and enhanced auto-plotting capabilities maximize production uptime through machinery health monitoring.
The AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager 5.3 release expands end-user machinery monitoring by adding Smart Wireless vibration, new autoplot capabilities and advanced alarm analysis and management. Users can gain new insight into the operations of their critical machinery through the integration of wireless vibration information from the CSI 9420 Wireless Vibration Transmitter. In addition to wireless vibration diagnostics, process data from any WirelessHART-enabled transmitter can be imported into AMS Machinery Manager, which combines diagnostics from wireless devices with other machinery health information to deliver a complete picture of equipment health and reliability.
Important device diagnostic information can be correlated from multiple sources, including online machinery monitoring systems, portable route-based analyzers and wireless devices. With this comprehensive picture of equipment health, users can identify alerts that could impact production and drive to the root cause of persistent problems.
New alarm limit functionality allows users to reset machinery health alarms for in-depth analysis of impending failures. Plot data is displayed sequentially or as one plot at a time for both online and portable vibration data. Users can also access case histories, automated diagnosis and logged machinery health notes to support decision-making.
A new infrared thermography module supports Fluke Ti55 IR images. With this new import functionality, users can view and configure Fluke visual and thermal images. Improved IR reporting formats provide user-selectable items for inclusion within the reports.
Emerson Process Management
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.