SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™ New IIoT Smart Technology Solution
Industrial Plant Solutions, LLC (IPS) based in Roanoke, Virgnia, a GSKM Holdings, LLC company, has announced the launch of their newest product SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™. The new offer is a dynamic condition monitoring system developed with the extractive industries as well as ready mix concrete, asphalt and related building materials producers in mind. While the system is truly industry agnostic, the leadership team of IPS who have all emerged from this industry vertical chose to focus on this industries as an answer to great demand for a solution. Greg K. Elliott, the Founder and Managing Partner, and the rest of the global leadership team have all worked for decades in the mineral, aggregate, cement, concrete and asphalt industries and know first-hand the challenges these industries face in optimizing productivity and asset utilization. The new release of SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™ is the companies answer to the global problem.
Plant Telematics, what is it?
Plant telematics is a term the company has coined to define the proprietary system for capturing real-time operating data on the condition, state and functionality of core operating assets. In addition to asset monitoring the system also captures critical process data to allow the operator to confirm and monitor plant productivity alongside of asset condition. For decades producers have invested heavily in equipment telematics, especially on mobile equipment, all the while lacking real-time data on fixed production equipment and process values. SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™ delivers the same density of data that producers are becoming accustomed to having on mobile equipment for every aspect of the operation. Now there is a single platform that monitors and reports critical data on all assets.
Game-changer for Aggregate & Ready Mix Producers
Until now fleet and asset managers have largely been limited to static, historical and flawed data when it comes to fixed production asset condition reporting. Most rely strictly on local plant operators or maintenance staff to know and maintain fixed assets based on primarily reactive maintenance and repair practices. The practices across the industry has been ad hoc at best and result in high maintenance costs and frequent breakdowns due to a lack of effective preventative maintenance. With SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™local plant staff, maintenance departments and management have access to real-time data confirming the operating status and functional health of their fixed assets.
Condition Monitoring Improving Benefit of CMMS
There are no silver bullets…but with SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™ now an owner, operator or manager can know for sure the mechanical condition and readiness of plant equipment. SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™ is a stand-alone product that delivers great value on its own, however, when paired with the SMARTASSET™ CMMS asset management system even greater value is delivered to the client. Pairing condition monitoring with a CMMS enables the end-user to monitor asset condition and routine inspections and maintenance in a single integrated platform. CMMS without condition monitoring digitizes what is otherwise a paper system when it comes to maintenance but lacks digital verification of the asset condition and output. The integration of SMARTPLANT TELEMATICS™ and SMARTASSET™ CMMS delivers the total SMART TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION.