Prediction with Precision
Potash mining is a challenging industrial environment and equipment uptime is critical to operational performance of these businesses.
The Nanoprecise RotationLF system was installed on a critical conveyor with sensors on the gearbox and motor assembly as a part of a larger site deployment for IoT and digitalization efforts.Vibration monitoring on rotating equipment is a best practice for machine health monitoring and is being used by Nutrien for major conveyance and critical systems.
Traditional handheld vibration monitoring on an intermittent basis is labour intensive, has difficulty for access and travel and has the potential to miss progression of equipment faults when data is not available full- time. This system was able to be deployed in the harsh environment with minimal effort due to the magnetic mounting bases for installing. A wireless communication system was established to avoid expensive wiring and installation costs, which is a recommended practice by Nanoprecise. An unexpected failure of the gearbox or motor on an underground conveyor system will typically equate to minimum (8) hours of downtime and the subsequent loss of sales not to mention the cost of repair or replacement