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Azima DLI, a provider of predictive machine condition monitoring and analysis services, announced September 29 that its ExpertALERT automated diagnostic system (ADS) technology was selected by Fluke Corporation, a leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology. Fluke chose ExpertALERT’s ADS to power the rapid diagnostic capabilities featured in the Fluke 810 Vibration Tester, its newest, most advanced troubleshooting tool. Now, resource-constrained plants can anticipate machinery problems, address recurring failures and bridge the personnel skills gap required for effective vibration monitoring programs.
The Fluke 810 is a portable, handheld device ideal for troubleshooting industrial plant equipment such as motors, gearboxes, pumps and compressors. The Fluke 810 allows maintenance professionals to quickly identify existing and developing causes of mechanical failures including bearing problems, misalignment, imbalance and internal looseness. The Fluke 810 captures vibration data and processes it using the ExpertALERT ADS technology, then quickly translates the data into easy-to-understand and highly-accurate machine fault diagnoses. The combined solution provides users with a simple step-by-step process that helps assess machinery health, troubleshoot and prioritize mechanical problems without requiring expertise in data collection or vibration analysis.
“In the process of developing the Fluke 810, we surveyed the market for expert systems that could provide the diagnostic benefits our customers needed to effectively troubleshoot machine problems. Azima DLI had the answer,” said Barbara Hulit, president of Fluke Corporation. “By combining Azima DLI’s vibration data and software technology with our engineering and industrial design, we could make expert vibration diagnoses immediately available to maintenance professionals everywhere.”
The software technology embedded in the Fluke 810 is similarly deployed in thousands of advanced ExpertALERT, Azima DLI DCX and SpriteMAX systems in manufacturing, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, water/wastewater, transportation and power generation companies, as well as the U.S. military. For plants that have realized the value of mechanical troubleshooting and are interested in implementing a more extensive plant-wide machine condition monitoring program, choosing Azima DLI’s WATCHMAN Reliability Services is often a logical next step to expand the benefits of a vibration analysis program without having to invest in additional equipment, software, training or personnel.
“The Fluke 810 is an excellent tool to introduce vibration analysis to plants that don’t have established programs. We believe this relationship has the potential to expand the vibration market by increasing recognition of vibration analysis as an important element of comprehensive predictive maintenance programs,” said Burt Hurlock, CEO, Azima DLI. “With an innovative technology partner like Fluke, Azima DLI also has the opportunity to raise the visibility of our diagnostic software and expand the footprint of WATCHMAN Reliability Services in new vertical markets and geographies.”
Fluke Corporation is a leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services.
About Azima DLI
Azima DLI is a leader and premier provider of predictive machine condition monitoring and analysis services that align with customers’ high standards for reliability, availability and uptime. Azima DLI’s WATCHMAN Reliability Services utilize flexible deployment models, proven diagnostic software and unmatched analytical expertise to deliver sustainable, scalable and cost-effective condition-based maintenance programs. The company’s bundled solutions enable customers to choose comprehensive, proven programs that ensure asset availability and maximize productivity. Azima DLI is headquartered in Woburn, Mass., with offices across the U.S. and international representation in Asia-Pacific, Central America, Europe and South America.