Key Technology SmartArm

July 22, 2009
Key Technology introduces SmartArm, a wireless performance monitoring system for Iso-Flo vibratory conveyors that enables users to monitor asset or equipment shaker condition at any computer workstation.

The system measures and reports speed and stroke to provide real-time analysis of shaker function, line-flow conditions, and trends. The SmartArm client also shows an alert when speed or stroke are out of tolerance.

Empowering the shift from traditional time-based preventive maintenance to condition-based predictive maintenance, SmartArm prevents downtime, reduces labor and provides the opportunity to improve process efficiencies.

Available worldwide as an option on new Iso-Flo vibratory conveyors and as an upgrade for the installed base of Iso-Flo shakers with StrongArm and older spring arms, the SmartArm system includes a self-powered wireless SmartArm sensor, a remote base station, and licensed software. The monitoring system can be linked to a plant-wide network to deliver line performance data and alerts to remote users.

Monitoring and reporting speed and stroke, SmartArm provides an early warning for maintenance personnel to take action and prevent unplanned downtime, extend the life of the equipment, and reduce consumable spare parts costs. By automatically collecting data in a central location for analysis, SmartArm reduces the need for maintenance walk-throughs while alerting operators to make adjustments and perform maintenance when needed, which reduces maintenance-related labor costs.

Trending data that analyzes real-time line-flow conditions, as well as shaker performance, supports process improvement decisions that can optimize equipment performance and increase production-line efficiencies.

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