Condition monitoring provides ongoing observation of and feedback about a system’s welfare. It works by continuously monitoring specified system parameters and applying intelligence around the data to infer the condition of the system. Whilst not a new discipline, condition monitoring is seeing an upsurge in demand as low-cost, low-power computing allows it to become practicable in new industry sectors and applications.
Sagentia is experienced in many of the key disciplines that form the constituent parts of condition monitoring systems, including:
- Sensors – a key part of any condition monitoring system is the deployment of sensors to measure parameters related to the unit under monitoring. We have in depth expertise in the design of custom sensing solutions and have created sensors for Position, Force, Collision, Optical, Acoustic, Capacitive
- Algorithms – condition monitoring demands compact and efficient algorithms that are undemanding in terms of computing power and we have mathematics modelling teams with expertise to undertake this work
- Data transfer – how to configure data transfer is an important part of CM design and is dependent upon the nature of the system being monitored. We have expertise in establishing the data transfer requirements of the system and optimising it for utilising existing infrastructure
- Data aggregation – establishing best practice data aggregation routines can allow for efficiencies to be made when you combine data from a variety of sensors spread over a range of equipment. We have helpful insights to make in this area which can greatly improve the efficacy of CM systems.
- Interpretation – the value in a CM system is when it can provide preventative warning of impending failure to relevant personnel. We have experience in developing connectivity to external devices, BI systems or other user interfaces to ensure effective communication of warning to user
- We have been working in the CM space for 20+ years
- We have experience in a wide range of CM technologies and a track record of delivery
- We understand the restraints frequently present in this market such as low energy requirements or low data transfer bandwidth
- We have experts in mathematical modelling, sensor technology, wireless/wired connectivity, smartphone interfaces etc
- We are very flexible in our business model and have a client-friendly attitude to IP ownership