Industry – Pet Foods //
Machine – Extruder //
Fault Type – Bearing Wear + Misalignment //
Augury’s powerful AI and machine learning algorithms were able to identify slow bearing wear on the motor of a critical extruder, classifying the machine initially in ‘Monitor.’ Over the next 7-months the extruder’s health deteriorated from ‘Monitor’ to ‘Danger’ – the most severe Machine Health classification. During that time period, Augury’s system kept the team well informed of the machine’s bearing wear status and also flagged moderate misalignment developing as well.
With an extensive amount of time to plan, the team at this Pet Food Manufacturing facility was able to avoid unplanned downtime and execute the most cost-efficient repair in April of 2021. A great example of world class operations and proactive maintenance, despite unprecedented circumstances!