Digitalization is also creating new opportunities for plant service. “Smart Maintenance Solutions” are aimed at enhancing the availability of the plant and the quality of the end products on a long-term basis by combining software solutions. The creation of a digital plant structure will offer maintenance teams centralized access to all the relevant parameters in future. The information required will be provided, for example, by the electronic parts catalog eDoc, the Genius CM® system (Condition Monitoring), or the IMMS® (Integrated Maintenance Management System).
Electronic parts catalog eDoc
- The electronic parts catalog maps the plant documentation of the entire project scope of supply as a cloud solution. For large-scale projects the data is based on a total of thousands and thousands of BOM items and drawings, and single documents from SMS group Divisions involved and from all other suppliers of individual parts or assemblies which now can be called up via just one tool by editing them in a consolidating and structural manner. In this way, SMS group customers receive a tool enabling them to identify and request parts easily and quickly. The data are continually updated and tedious searching for the required information is now a thing of the past. Functions such as displaying common parts across all plant areas provide the plant operator with the desired transparency, thus contributing to increasing efficiency and reduced inventory level. In addition to that, the electronic parts catalog forms the basis for other digital products. As the virtual image of the plant it enables linking digital services to the purchasing process. Technical information needed is immediately available for all applications and can be transferred directly to the procurement process. When e.g. a component failure is predicted by means of Condition Monitoring, information on common components, inventory and delivery time can be checked and the required part be procured.
Genius CM® (Condition Monitoring)
- The Genius CM® (Condition Monitoring) system is a modularly designed online monitoring system of the plant. The system controls and documents the current condition of components subject to wear and failure. Compared to traditional inspection and maintenance methods the advantage is the permanent monitoring of plant components. Operators are permanently informed on the actual condition and warned in case of critical situations. Consequently, Genius CM® opens up entirely new possibilities for optimizing quality and availability. Sensors are installed at critical plant components along the process chain, regularly transmitting measured data to Genius CM® such as torques, vibrations, temperatures, forces, oil flow, particles and viscosity.
IMMS® - Integrated Maintenance Management System
- To allow its customers to focus fully on their core business SMS group provides a customer-specific maintenance system to its customers. With the Integrated Maintenance Management System (IMMS®) SMS group combines computer- aided maintenance with valuable data and thus comes up with a plant- and customer-specific, all-encompassing package.