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SENSORS TO HELP MANUFACTURING SMES BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE

11-04-2019
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Brisbane-based startup Movus, the developer of the machine monitoring technology FitMachine, has announced a project to provide 50 Australian manufacturing SMEs with an opportunity to kick-start their goal of digital transformation, co-funded with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).

Movus is offering to subsidise 50 per cent of the subscription to its FitMachine Starter Kit for 12 months. The kit comprises ten sensors, an associated Wi-Fi /4G gateway, a self-installation smartphone/tablet app and access to the Movus platform and dashboard.

FitMachine is a continuous machine monitoring service, specifically designed for fixed rotating industrial equipment including motors, fans, pumps and generators, among others. It uses advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to collect data on temperature, vibration and noise, so failures can be predicted in advance. It provides 24/7 monitoring of crucial manufacturing equipment and sends staff advanced alerts on any degradation or malfunction.

“We know how critical equipment is for any manufacturing businesses and we want to enable Australian SMEs to get ahead of machine failures in order to improve efficiency and reliability, and keep competitive,” says Brad Parsons, founder and CEO of Movus.

“Through a co-funded project with AMGC, a federally supported initiative, we’re excited our FitMachine technology will help Australian SMEs to get ahead of equipment breakdowns and reduce maintenance costs, by minimising unplanned outages.”

Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of the AMGC, adds, “This partnership is an outstanding opportunity for AMGC to get behind an affordable machine monitoring solution to manufacturing SMEs, to help them further boost their business and operations.

“The FitMachine Starter Kit project is another way AMGC is looking to support Australian manufacturing to compete globally through innovation, productivity and job growth opportunities, for the benefit of our industry.”

Business owners, plant and production managers, and maintenance staff will immediately benefit from this technology, as FitMachine will give them 24/7 real-time visibility on their equipment. Through the wireless monitoring of equipment’s performance, staff will know how well it is operating and its ongoing condition, allowing them to understand equipment utilisation and plan maintenance tasks as they are needed.

Movus
www.movus.com.au

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