The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Brisbane manufacturer, Movus have teamed up to get 50 SME’s started on their journey of digital transformation.
Movus will provide a 50% subsidy for 12 months on the cost of the starter kit for their Industrial internet of things (IIoT) FitMachine
The FitMachine is a ‘fitbit’ for machines such as pumps, motors, compressors and generators.
It uses advanced sensors to collect data on temperature, vibration and noise, allowing its’ artificial intelligence software to predict maintenance needs and failures.
Movus CEO, Brad Parsons said: “We know how critical equipment is and we want to enable SMEs to get ahead of machine failures to improve efficiency, reliability and keep competitive.
“Through a co-funded project with AMGC we are excited to get ahead of equipment breakdowns and minimising unplanned outages.”
The FitMachine, manufactured for Movus in Brisbane by IntelliDesign, boasts major customers such as Kellogs, Visy, Fonterra, James Hardie and Teys Australia.
AMGC managing director, Jens Goemmemann said the project was an opportunity for SMEs to get behind an affordable machine monitoring solution.
Goennemann said: “The FitMachine is another way AMGC is looking to support Australian manufacturing globally through innovation.”
The FitMachine is magnetically attached to equipment and transmits data via wi-fi to an AI programme that establishes a baseline for each machine.
The FitMachine can be activated from a mobile app and sends out SMS and email alerts if a machine degrades beyond established parameters.
Parsons said: “Business owners, maintenance, staff plant and production managers will immediately benefit through 24/7 real-time visibility on their equipment.”
Movus also offers the FitMachine EX for use in potentially explosive environments.
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