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14 May 2017

The influx of inexpensive computing power, big data analytics and machine learning are changing every level of industry, driving new methods of revealing patterns, problems and solutions. The efficiencies (specifically cost and speed) provided by the IIoT will see more companies normalizing its benefits in the upcoming year.

11 May 2017

Once only available to the most well-funded enterprises, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) now touches facilities of all sizes, allowing managers to reap the efficiency and cost-savings of machine learning, big data technology (including sensor data) and machine-to-machine communications. Harnessing this technology and connectivity is increasingly a major component of becoming a smart facility of the future – and in remaining competitive in today’s global market.

16 April 2017

Making buildings smarter has traditionally been an expensive endeavor. But as the cost of sensors and other related equipment has dropped dramatically, the ability of companies to improve the efficiency of commercial buildings has in turn gone up exponentially.

7 April 2017

Recognizing the recent advances in and affordability of predictive maintenance (PdM), Mueller Industries decided to implement a PdM program in one of its facilities on a trial basis. We based our initial decision to go with Augury on the quality of its products, most specifically its sensor technology. Augury combines Internet Age technologies and the gold-standard practices of predictive maintenance to extend the operational life of machine components, eliminate catastrophic equipment failures and reduce the costs of parts and labor.

15 March 2017

Although predictive maintenance (PdM) is an established technique, it is quickly becoming recognised as a more viable way of preventing equipment failure than preventive maintenance (PM). Where PM relies upon statistics to judge when maintenance is necessary, PdM decides when maintenance needs to be performed on a certain machine based on its actual condition.

14 March 2017

IoT Podcast host Stacey Higginbotham examines what happens when everything becomes a service, checking in on the business world for a deep dive into the new value chain for producers of physical products. She speaks with Saar Yoskovitz, CEO of Augury, to find out what happens to the distributers and after market parts venders, and how startups can force their way into the process and steal margin from bigger players.

22 February 2017

In their attempts to “guarantee” future uptime, facility managers have traditionally relied on Preventive Maintenance programs complete with rules and calendar-based methodologies derived from operating metrics. The combination, however, of (relatively) inexpensive machine sensors and cloud computing is giving way to new condition-based maintenance paradigms, enabling facility managers to detect machine malfunctions in real time. Here’s how facility managers and technicians can achieve and sustain healthy machines today and in the future by using continuous monitoring platforms to predict malfunctions, schedule optimal maintenance work, avoid catastrophic failure and streamline efficiencies.

15 February 2017

When a component in a chiller or compressor starts to fail, the machine may continue to operate, but the reduced efficiency will cost a user in power consumption. Managing the health of mechanical parts can be a difficult task for buildings and industries, despite being an important way to ensure that machines are operating effectively.

11 January 2017

When a component in a chiller or compressor starts to fail, the machine may continue to operate, but the reduced efficiency will cost a user in power consumption. Managing the health of mechanical parts can be a difficult task for buildings and industries, despite being an important way to ensure that machines are operating effectively.

24 November 2016

The sounds machines make reveal quite a bit about whether they’re working properly – what’s wrong and what’s not. The first thing an engineer does when a machine doesn’t seem to be operating properly is to listen to it. In the past, the machines themselves had no way of listening to their own sound to determine health, and therefore they had no way to alert the automation staff that something is wrong. That’s changed.

28 September 2016

HVAC systems are crucial to the health and safety of power plant operations from maintaining ambient conditions to protecting equipment to, ultimately, facilitating energy-efficient production. Proper cooling and ventilation of a power plant’s equipment—gas turbine, coal generation, diesel/gas mixture or steam turbine—ensures uninterrupted operation, eliminates dangerous fumes and reduces downtime. Companies often invest millions of dollars in plant equipment, yet neglect to include their HVAC system on the critical equipment list. With all of the attention on power generation, ancillary HVAC equipment is the backbone to protecting plant environment for productivity.

21 July 2016

Motors and other machines have specific and distinctive signatures created by the vibration of their moving parts. A change in these patterns can indicate impending failure or long-term wear and tear that could eventually take the device off line. Assessing these signatures for signs of trouble is a long-established discipline.

2 June 2016

Modern Predictive Maintenance (PdM) has come a long way in recent years, with ease of use and installation both having increased significantly, while cost has similarly decreased. Conventional PdM was an expensive and time consuming technology and, because of this, it was reserved for only the most critical facilities. The problem with this is that less costly equipment, though seemingly peripheral, can be just as essential to continuing operations, and it is instead relegated to a preventive maintenance (PM) schedule.

27 May 2016

In simplest terms, running an HVAC business comes down to providing a service. Running a successful business is a bit more complicated. Technical expertise is only one element in the equation. Owners also have to weigh costs and how fast they can respond to customer needs. Sound strategic thinking helps you balance these core elements and that leads to greater margins.

1 April 2016

In simplest terms, running an HVAC business comes down to providing a service. Running a successful business is a bit more complicated. Technical expertise is only one element in the equation. Owners also have to weigh costs and how fast they can respond to customer needs. Sound strategic thinking helps you balance these core elements and that leads to greater margins.

28 March 2016

Most people underestimate the breadth of knowledge required to be a good technician. Seasoned veterans of HVAC machines have had 20-30 years to learn everything they need to know. Their knowledge is vast, but as innovation continues to push every machine into a new high-tech space, these veterans will have to adjust quickly.

28 March 2016

HVAC contractors are hearing more and more about the IoT these days. Some installers in the construction industry are already at the forefront of using the technology associated with it.

26 March 2016

For auto insurance, we can measure driving habits and study typical weather patterns, but the data collection is still relatively primitive. More advanced technology and widespread adoption will allow us to shift to a cost-per-mile model, incorporating real-time weather, congestion and time-of-day data to give a value to each mile and provide a truly accurate risk assessment for every driver on every trip.

21 March 2016

In exchange for personalized data, insurance companies are now offering consumers lower premiums based on their actual habits instead of educated guesses derived from population statistics.

16 March 2016

Maintaining a facility can feel like fixing a car while it’s driving down the road. There are times when you can address certain problems, but a “good” time rarely presents itself. You’re responsible for making things better without inconveniencing anyone or interrupting the workflow.

8 March 2016

When a machine is in prime working order, its parts hum in literal harmony. And when that hum turns to whirring or clicking? That’s what Augury is for. The Israel- and New York–based startup’s device can listen to any machine — from a jet engine to a household appliance — and identify what’s wrong, or even predict what’ll break next.

17 February 2016

While the Internet of Things has become a popular concept among tech crowds, the consumer IoT remains fragmented. Top companies continue to battle to decide who will be the epicenter of the smart home of the future, creating separate ecosystems (like the iOS and Android smartphone market) in their wake.

5 February 2016

Most people underestimate the breadth of knowledge required to be a good technician. Seasoned veterans of HVAC equipment have had 20 to 30 years to learn everything they need to know. Their knowledge is vast, but as innovation continues to push equipment into a new high-tech space, these veterans will have to adjust — and quickly.

11 January 2016

Interoperability between platforms. In the past couple of months we saw LG partner with Lowe’s Iris platform, Amazon connect their Echo to IFTTT and Samsung SmartThings connect to Nest. What will Google and Apple bring to the table?

19 December 2015

Augury makes an iPhone-connected gadget called an Auguscope that attaches to big, bulky machines and ‘listens’

14 December 2015

Sensors, data helpful when identifying and prioritizing the severity of building problems.

30 November 2015

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning – HVAC – has such a ubiquitous impact on energy usage and management that it has a tendency to hide in plain sight. For insiders, of course, it is a field that constantly evolves.

30 November 2015

We all know that guy (or, in some cases, we are that guy) that can listen to a car running and say something like, “Yep. Needs a lifter adjustment.” A startup company named Augury aims to replace that skill with an iPhone app.

23 November 2015

While the Internet of Things isn’t popular within HVAC circles yet, it will soon be the only thing anyone’s talking about.

18 November 2015

Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), part of Munich Re, announced recently that it has invested in Augury, a predictive machine diagnostics company that is bringing its proprietary algorithms, smart sensing device and mobile diagnostics tool to new markets, starting with diagnosing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems within commercial buildings.

11 November 2015

The insurer is supporting Augury, which uses sensors to predict HVAC equipment breakdown.

10 November 2015

IoT is a technology ideally suited to creating efficiencies throughout the industrial industry, and one of the areas of potential is loss prevention and asset management.

4 November 2015

The digital start-up Augury has created a device that can predict when a machine is about to fail by comparing its audio signatures. Saar Yoskovitz is one of the men behind the project.

4 November 2015

About four years ago software developer Gal Shaul boarded a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Delhi, India. Shaul worked for a medical device startup, and he’d been dispatched to troubleshoot an overheating product for one of the company’s clients. But as soon as he arrived on the scene, he knew it wasn’t a software problem at all: he could hear that the machine’s fan was clogged from across the room.

27 August 2015

Augury, the predictive machine diagnostics company, today announced a $7 million Series A funding round led by Formation 8 Hardware Fund and joined by Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Existing investors First Round Capital and Lerer Hippeau Ventures also participated in the funding. The capital will be used to accelerate product development, expand Augury’s sales and marketing and support the company’s ongoing growth.

26 August 2015

The startup says it has figured out a way to troubleshoot machine problems early
by listening to the sounds they emit.

10 July 2015

Connecting ultrasonic and vibration sensors to machines lets algorithms predict problems based on the sound the machine makes, and it might be the next step for IoT.

9 June 2015

Technology is not perfect by a long shot,machines do break down, and with more and more connected devices showing up in our lives every day, it won’t be that easy to diagnose where the precise malfunction is along the Internet of Things. Augury is an Israel- and New York-based company that is bringing predictive maintenance technology to these new markets. And not a moment too soon.

2 May 2015

Often, being early in a market is a bad thing. As the old saying goes: The pioneers are those with arrows in their back.
But for entrepreneur Saar Yoskovitz, being early has turned out just fine. In fact, he started his business, Augury, when the buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT), did not exist yet! But based on what he was seeing at the time – back in 2011 – he knew there were some interesting trends that would rapidly become mega markets.

17 September 2014

Often, being early in a market is a bad thing. As the old saying goes: The pioneers are those with arrows in their back.
But for entrepreneur Saar Yoskovitz, being early has turned out just fine. In fact, he started his business, Augury, when the buzzword, the Internet of Things (IoT), did not exist yet! But based on what he was seeing at the time – back in 2011 – he knew there were some interesting trends that would rapidly become mega markets.

23 October 2013

The People’s Choice Award was given to Augury Systems, heralded as the \”Shazam for engines,\” for receiving the most positive feedback from the panel of judges and the audience during the closing reception. Their solution can diagnose problems with building engines and machinery using a smart phone and off-the-shelf acoustic sensors – a strong solution for a market like NYC’s landscape of skyscrapers.

20 September 2017

Augury will co-host a webinar with Momenta Partners, Connected Industry Growth Partners specializing in Telemetry, Industrial Automation, RFID, M2M and IoT.

20 June 2017

As they expand their market reach, Augury will continue to exponentially grow their mechanical malfunction dictionary, thus improving their diagnostics capabilities. This injection of capital will help to solidify Augury’s market leading position as a real-time, intelligent Predictive Maintenance (PdM) solution.

28 April 2017

The presentation will cover implementation of Predictive Maintenance programs with Augury’s condition-based monitoring technology. The program has been deployed across multiple facility types, such as hospitals, higher education, K-12 and manufacturing facilities to reduce downtime, energy usage and operational costs.

4 November 2016

Augury onboards Kansas City-based LBA Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing service contractors to a Predictive Maintenance program. Augury’s diagnostics solution brings the industrial internet to midmarket-sized companies, allowing organizations like LBA to compete with larger enterprises in the industry with real-time performance diagnostics and actionable insights.

2 November 2016

Augury CEO and Co-Founder Saar Yoskovitz is set to present at the upcoming International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) USA 2016. Yoskovitz will discuss how companies can implement IoT technologies to create customer value, showcasing Augury’s diagnostics capabilities to attending industry experts.

27 September 2016

Leading pump manufacturer, Grundfos, joins Augury’s newly launched partnership program designed to provide OEMs with connected, self-diagnosing predictive maintenance technology. By accessing direct, asset-level views of their equipment in the field, Grundfos enables greater access to aftermarket services for their customer base, thereby helping to drive their engagements into ongoing service relationships.

23 June 2016

Johnson Controls introduces Advanced Vibration Evaluation, a predictive maintenance service that identifies potential HVAC equipment failures in critical production areas such as clean rooms, switching rooms, research labs, telecommunications facilities, data centers as well as any other commercial facility.

27 August 2015

Leading pump manufacturer, Grundfos, joins Augury’s newly launched partnership program designed to provide OEMs with connected, self-diagnosing predictive maintenance technology. By accessing direct, asset-level views of their equipment in the field, Grundfos enables greater access to aftermarket services for their customer base, thereby helping to drive their engagements into ongoing service relationships.