Metso Outotec says it is growing the applications for its cloud-based Metrics monitoring system portfolio, expanding to cover the tools, sensors and dashboard access for monitoring customers’ stationary screening equipment.
Metrics is one of the company’s key digital solutions for customers, providing 24/7 online monitoring capabilities. It, the company says, offers improved safety, increased uptime and throughput, and reduced unplanned maintenance. Metrics enables operators, controllers and service professionals to see real-time analysis of vibrating screen performance and bearing condition.
The platform is also designed for intuitive operation, according to the company, with an easy-to-read screen dashboard with OEM insights making it possible to quickly detect potential issues and take corrective action in time.
In June, Metso Outotec announced a global cooperation agreement with Dynamox, which offers an innovative condition monitoring platform. Metrics for screens is the first solution using Dynamox’s easy-to-install instrumentation that can be complemented with comprehensive value-added services and remote monitoring capabilities in the customer’s value chain, Metso Outotec said.
Jan Wirth, Technology Director with Metso Outotec’s Screening Solutions business, said: “The customer feedback received has helped us to offer a solution focused on customer centricity and sustainability. Metrics for screens helps customers to optimise their process, as they can easily see how the changes implemented have impacted their screening operations. In addition, continuous monitoring helps in the avoidance of several potential breakdowns. It also has a positive impact on sustainability, as running the screen in an optimal way enables increased uptime and less consumption of media, spare parts, oil and energy.
“Our strong development roadmap will enable us to release more data-driven and value-added services soon.”