AMETEK/ESP Adds Intelligent Analytics Predictive Maintenance Technology
Monday, August 8, 2016
AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection has announced it has added Expert Manager to standard Next Gen and Envision software. Expert Manager provides analysis of a complex array of power-related data with the ability to translate that data instantly into reports that pinpoint problems and offer solutions to solve them.
Expert Manager is the first software tool in the industry that analyzes a wide range of conditions and issues, such as electrical parameter data, under-voltages, over-voltages, or power outages and surges. It provides various solutions to mitigate problems at the touch of a button. When combined with ESP/SurgeX cloud capabilities, Expert Manager also can send power-quality alerts to users as a preventative measure.
"Every time a piece of equipment needs replacing or is taken offline because of a power-related issue, it costs money," said Dave Perrotta, business manager, AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection. "Expert Manager minimizes costs associated with power-related downtime because it provides instant monitoring of power quality and allows a technician to take immediate corrective action when diagnostic equipment detects an abnormality."
Without proper diagnostic intelligence equipment, power issues often go unnoticed or misdiagnosed as "no problem found." Over time, small issues can become more serious and result in unnecessary parts replacement, increased service costs, profit loss and customer frustration.
The analytics tool offers a corrective course that can be as simple as adjusting an abnormal load or something more serious, like contacting an electrician to correct excessive neutral-ground voltage. Expert Manager is designed to help keep connected equipment running smoother without disruption, against a wide variety of power issues.