For NTN-SNR the Concept of Industry 4.0 Becomes Reality

NTN Corporation designs, develops and manufactures bearings and linear modules, provides services and training. One of the leaders for its activity, NTN covers all markets of the industry, from automotive to aerospace.

NTN-SNR ensures the management and development of all activities of the NTN group for Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East, and promotes its two brands NTN and SNR.Monitor’IT: smart industrial monitoring

Taking advantage of its proven magnetic sensor technology, NTN-SNR has developed an early failure detection solution on rotating machines that is part of an Industry 4.0 approach. The Monitor’IT solution helps to anticipate failures, plan factory visits, adapt maintenance when a fault occurs by using data received from the installation. Monitor’IT applies an innovative magnetic technology that took several years of development at NTN-SNR. This solution was tested with success on key applications (railway, wind turbine) and by several key customers.

Taking advantage of its proven magnetic sensor technology, NTN-SNR has developed an early failure detection solution on rotating machines that is part of an Industry 4.0 approach. The Monitor’IT solution helps to anticipate failures, plan factory visits, adapt maintenance when a fault occurs by using data received from the installation. Monitor’IT applies an innovative magnetic technology that took several years of development at NTN-SNR. This solution was tested with success on key applications (railway, wind turbine) and by several key customers.

 Monitor’IT offers four advantages over vibration analysis:

-Remote sensor installation;
-Slow rotation speed;
-Low vibration sensitivity;
-Reduced number of sensors.

To facilitate the adoption of this technology, NTN-SNR has designed a range suitable for different situations.

To equip an existing installation, NTN-SNR provides a solution combining magnetic and vibration signals (MONITOR’IT Expert) in a single acquisition unit with a very complete monitoring system for bearings, gears, as well as detection of unbalance, misalignment, and structures. The Monitor’IT technology can also be integrated into an industrial machine when it is manufactured (OEM-Monitor’IT Custom offer). End customers can thus have enhanced machines with smart monitoring functions from the outset.

One range for all situations

Monitor’IT’s predictive analytical power is available to maintenance managers to monitor operating lines, as well as to industrial system manufacturers who want to enrich their products. In combination or not with vibration analysis…

Monitor’IT Expert: a combination of magnetic and vibration technologies, to detect defects in bearings, gears, as well as detection of unbalance, misalignment, and structures on an existing installation. It also exists in a version dedicated to wind turbines (Wind Doctor).

Monitor’IT Focus: detection of bearing and gear defects in an existing installation based on magnetic technology.

Monitor’IT Custom: integration of Monitor’IT analysis into an industrial machine at the manufacturer’s site (OEM approach). It combines magnetic and vibration technologies.

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