Long Beach, Calif. — MachineSense LLC of Baltimore provided a preview of a Smart Factory Concept that it will introduce in May at NPE2018 (W3729) in Orlando, Fla.
The project's software aims to provide “skill enhancement technology using available resources,” said Jim Zinski, MachineSense president and chief operating officer during the Molding 2018 conference in Long Beach.
It “makes the factory of today better and smarter” through refitting existing equipment, minimizing unplanned downtime and combining electrical and mechanical condition-monitoring for enhanced predictive analysis” he said.
In citing a separate but related issue, Zinski said, “Power quality issues cost the [U.S.] plastics industry $9.6 billion per year,” citing domestic research from the Electric Power Research Institute of Palo Alto, Calif. MachineSense believes up to 80 percent of that loss is preventable and curable through diagnosis of the problems.
In November, MachineSense introduced a vacuum pump analyzer that was developed in collaboration with sister company Novatec Inc. a Baltimore-based auxiliary systems maker.
MachineSense formerly operated as Prophecy Sensorlytics LLC, which Novatec backers launched as an equipment failure-predicting sensor company.