Proactivity Inc.´s A.I.M.E. technology uses digital video cameras mounted on a plastic processing machine and linked to special software.
When an alarm signals because of a machine malfunction, the cameras automatically record up to 6,000 frames of digital images, which are stored for later review. Technicians can see what happened to cause the problem.
"It´s like having a 24/7 maintenance guy who doesn´t sleep," said Marc Natali, founder and chief executive officer of Proactivity, based in Morristown, N.J.
The recorded information also can be used to train new employees and develop a library of problems and corrective action. The system also can be monitored from a remote location.
A.I.M.E. stands for Automated Industrial Monitoring Equipment.
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