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ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for belts

An advanced digital service tailor made for predictive maintenance of conveyor belts, helping to reduce unplanned activities by 30 percent

Stay ahead and take timely decisions enabled by real time monitoring of the actual belt performance. ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for belts is a flexible platform that collects and tracks data from the conveyor belt to provide information about the failure potential, thus enabling planned and timely action.

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- Avoid unplanned downtime of conveyor belts
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Remove people from dangerous areas
- Optimize belt reliability and lifetime

Continuously check the health of your conveyor belt, in real time

A damaged belt can cause huge production and time losses within a plant. In general, the condition of conveyor belts is determined by physical/visual inspections carried out at regular intervals together with systematic preventive maintenance interventions.

However, it is common for failures to occur between inspections, sometimes causing significant loss of production. 

Stay ahead and take timely decisions

Move from preventive to predictive maintenance and take only necessary corrective actions enabled by real time monitoring of the actual belt performance. The actual equipment condition is continuously assessed. You can plan necessary maintenance only when certain indicators give the signal that the equipment is deteriorating, and the probability of failure is increasing.

The technology is based on sensors installed in strategic points of the conveyor belt, specifically designed for harsh environment, to monitor its health conditions.

Get real time information for corrective and necessary actions

A flexible platform offering intuitive functionalities

Get real time information for corrective and necessary actions

Get real time information for corrective and necessary actions

Get real time information for corrective and necessary actions

Get real time information for corrective and necessary actions

Protect your people, save time and money

Improve the safety and quality of the working environment

  • Replace human-based inspections on conveyors
  • Prevent unnecessary people exposure to hazardous areas due to precision-maintenance approach
  • Reduce catastrophic unplanned failures
  • Reduce falling material from the conveyor due to earlier identification of misalignment/slipping control of the belt
  • Reduce sound emissions due to misaligned belt

Improve the production throughput:

  • Speed up the detection of abnormal operation condition
  • Reduce time to recover from unplanned, heavy and long downtime with anticipated corrective actions

Optimize the maintenance strategy

  • Perform the maintenance when it is really required
  • Enable a precision-maintenance approach
  • Support the maintenance team with daily decision making process
  • Access to high level expertise

Reduce maintenance and production costs

  • Reduce and speed up time for troubleshooting
  • Reduce unplanned shutdown by 30 percent
  • Optimize energy consumption due to reduction of friction on falling/damaged and misaligned rollers
  • Predictive and corrective actions
  • Automated diagnostic tools

Easy access to informative dashboards, trends, event alarms and reports

  • The solution comes with features to facilitate condition monitoring of conveyor belt: Trending, alarms/events, data logging, single/multiple conveyors, SMS/e-mail messaging, Remote connection
  • Can work as stand-alone option or be integrated in any control system
  • Flexible platform enables interoperability between existent maintenance tools and control systems without changes in infrastructure
  • Easy to install and to maintain
Through a customized service agreement, ABB experts can help design your asset management strategy, identifying relevant KPIs, providing training, technical assistance and periodic reports.

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