Troubleshooting and Maintenance: The Easy Way
Making Troubleshooting and Maintenance Easy with FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices
Troubleshooting and Maintenance is a common challenge in every industry. Believe me, we understand it can be difficult to find the root cause of downtime.
Let’s take the following scenario:
There is a fault condition of a device on a machine? How does the operator/technician handle the fault? In most cases, they simply clear the fault and re-start the machine. Later in the day, another fault occurs, and he repeats the same steps he performed earlier. Eventually, a significant failure occurs, and the machine is down for hours or in some cases, a full day. Be aware the operator did not document the fault, either time it occurred, so nobody knew there could be a potential problem with the machine.
The traditional approach to troubleshooting this problem is to rely on intuition and experience. You must remember though, there is a mixed range of skill sets among the people on the plant floor. Sometimes they may be accurate, but often, they are not actually solving the problem. We have found that analytical decisions and actions are far superior to decisions based on intuition and experience.
What if device and system health could be provided to you automatically? Wouldn’t that make troubleshooting and maintaining your systems easier? Maybe it’s time to think about modernizing your approach? Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Analytic for Devices is a new intuitive approach that provides device health and diagnostic data automatically for up to 2,000 devices. You can easily reduce downtime and mean time to repair with prebuilt dashboards notifying you when maintenance is required, or a device is about to fail.
Want to learn more? Check out the product profile and/or the video below. Your Revere Account Manager is always ready to help you with your troubleshooting and maintenance needs.