SPX Seital Separation Technology leaves nothing to chance
Posted: 7 April 2015 | SPX | No comments yet
SPX supports its solutions throughout their lifetimes. To ensure maintenance costs are optimised and the risk of unexpected problems are minimised, it offers a range of services for use with its Seital brand technology…
SPX supports its solutions throughout their lifetimes. To ensure maintenance costs are optimised and the risk of unexpected problems are minimised, it offers a range of services for use with its Seital brand technology.
For years SPX Seital Separation Technology has provided rapid troubleshooting through a remote monitoring system known as ‘Intcom’. The system is used to relay information to SPX skilled service technicians so that any issues can be quickly analysed and downtime minimised. The popularity of this system has led SPX to produce “Intcom Light”, a new system which enables remote monitoring of Seital machinery on site as part of internal process systems.
The remote monitoring functionality provided by Intcom Light enables plant supervisors to keep track of a machine’s working hours, monitor its functionality and keep the process under control. The system provides clear, graphical visualisation of the process so any deviation can be quickly identified and rectified.
SPX also offers a new predictive maintenance service to monitor bearing health and vibration in Seital separators. The condition and performance of the bearings are continuously monitored by SPX so that customers can be immediately advised if they need replacing before any failure occurs. Monitoring vibration provides additional information about the machine relating to balancing of the bowl and motor; the effect of external vibration services, and whether any fixing screws have become loose.
Maintenance intervals will always remain time-based. The predictive maintenance removes unexpected failures and can allow time-based optimisation maintenance. It optimises service times based on specific machine operating hours and conditions. This lowers maintenance costs, reduces the risk if unexpected failures and maximises machine availability and productivity.
Alongside these technology based service systems, SPX also promotes the importance of service and scheduled maintenance on its equipment through its ‘PITSTOP’ campaign. Based on the idea that Pit Stops are an essential part of a Formula 1 race just as service intervals are for Seital series separators or clarifiers, the campaign is again targeted at reducing maintenance costs and maximising system availability. Customers can log on to the PITSTOP website to enter some basic information about their machine to evaluate the risk of breakdown. As well as protecting their production schedule, users of the system are also entered into a draw to win Formula 1 Grand Prix tickets.
SPX has a program of continual research and development in technology to ensure it continues to meet the modern challenges its customers face in the food and beverage industry. It also has a strategy to continually enhance its aftermarket services to ensure customers get the best from their investments throughout their lifetime. Intcom Light, predictive maintenance services and the PITSTOP campaign are just some examples of how SPX works to ensure systems are protected and efficient throughout the process journey.