MCM (Motor Condition Monitor) is a software and hardware-based product, that has been developed using model-based monitoring technology and is being effectively used for process monitoring, predictive and proactive maintenance activities in different sectors of the industry. It is a device that continuously monitors electric motor-based machinery and equipments (fans, compressors, pumps, press machines, conveyors) used in several processes in a plant and has the ability of detecting impending mechanical and electrical failures (imbalance, misalignment, bearing and rotor faults, leakages, valve and vane misadjustments, isolation and other electrical problems) in these systems at the early stages of fault development using only voltage and current measurements. It can pinpoint several anomalies in an equipment, plant or process that might initiate failure generation.
Hence, it prevents unplanned manufacturing downtime and the costs associated with it. Since machinery and equipments are operated at their optimum conditions, the production efficiency of the plant increases. As a result of finding the root causes of failures, the increase in lifetime expectancy of machinery and equipments adds value to the plant.
The benefits are best realized when the motors are critical, at hard to reach places, or exposed to high vibration. MCM also works equally well when used on motors that are driven by inverters. Its easy usage helps the staff that is responsible from the flawless operation of processes to do their work more effectively. In addition, MCM provides information about the quality of the incoming power, energy consumption as well as abnormalities in the plant. The technology used for the detection of impending mechanical and electrical failures is a proven patented technology that has been previously employed in the U.S. aerospace and defense industries including the Space Shuttle Main Engine, helicopter engines and gas turbines. Control Engineering Magazine rewarded it as one of the 40 best products of year 2000.
MCM: Key Advantages Use of MCM; – Increases production and decreases the cost of repair by early warning of pending breakdowns – Decreases the cost of energy and production losses by process optimization – Increases the efficiency and quality of production by remote monitoring machines and related equipment. – Increases the life of machine and related equipment and the plant value by finding out the root causes of failure – Increases the effectiveness of maintenance staff MCM’s product line consists of ; * MCM LV Line (for Low Voltage Line-driven Motors) * MCM LV Inverter (for Low Voltage Inverter-driven Motors) * MCM MV&HV (for Medium & High Voltage Motors) * MCM MV&HV (for Military applications) Networking capability is a standard feature of MCM, and customers can choose to control and monitor the system remotely using MCMSCADA. This remote monitoring capability can be realized for both local and wide area networks, and necessary information can be brought directly to the desktop, rather than requiring personnel to travel to the machinery. E-mail and SMS messaging options provide a timely and efficient notification mechanism.