Augury vibration analysts are the subject matter experts – not Colgate. We have very few people who could understand what a waveform means. It’s like looking at an EKG for your heart.
I could look at a YouTube video and try to figure something out, but I don’t know what that means. They are the experts, and they’re building domain expertise across different assets and different industries, not just Colgate. That’s really powerful.
Director, Global External Innovation
The beauty of Augury’s system is that it is always listening.
Whether there is someone on site or not, once a machine is fitted with end-points and connected to the router, it starts running and then gets checked 24/7/365. The feedback from the reliability experts is prompt and more often than not they will guide you to where the problem might be as well as offering remedies to correct.
Bluetooth sensors require a person with a smartphone to collect the data, and wired sensors come with a high price tag.
But the wireless sensor solution we’re now using automates that data collection and analysis—monitoring vibration, magnetic flux (energy use) and surface temperature. When issues arise, reliability professionals remotely alert and collaborate with our plant teams as needed.