AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

The KCF Technologies machine-health monitoring solution gives American automotive manufacturers an advantage in a highly competitive market by reducing unplanned downtime, monitoring specialized intermittent and hard-to-reach machines, classifying machine failures, and ensuring optimal plant performance.

SMART Solutions

PROBLEM 

In an automotive plant, conveyor system’s carry several tons worth of vehicles. This weight puts a massive strain on the body of the machine, especially the motor. When multiple cars are on the belt at once, faults are amplified and can cause severe machine damage. One major U.S. automotive manufacturer was looking for a way to prevent expensive conveyor downtime and find the root cause of asset failure.

RESOLUTION

The KCF Technologies machine health solution enabled this automotive plant to remotely monitor the hard-to-reach areas of a conveyor system.  By leveraging data provided by continuous monitoring, KCF’s team of Sentry Engineers identified the root cause of the problem within the conveyor’s motor and recommended a realignment of the motor gearbox. After realignment, the conveyor returned to healthy vibration levels, preventing 1 hour of downtime and saving the plant about $1 million in downtime costs.

CRITICAL ASSETS

  • Fans
  • Conveyance
  • Presses (Stamping)
  • Pump Systems

“Besides the fact that they have a good product that is constantly improving, the thing that really sets KCF apart is their monitoring services and customer support. Unlike other companies, KCF doesn’t just sell a product and walk away. They work with you to monitor your machinery.”

Reliability Leader

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In the Heart of Happy Valley.

336 S Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801

1 (814) 867-4097, Ext. 1

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