Machinery protection systems are generally thought of as a necessity that acts as an “earthquake switch” for your critical machinery. Often, these systems are stranded in hard-to-reach areas and are not connected to the plant’s data processes. They are typically hard to configure and require many spare parts to deal with the different types of signals. New technologies are emerging to deliver valuable predictive data from the protection system, making it a contributor to improving plant and asset reliability.
- Traditional protection systems are evolving to provide more value.
- Mobile applications are making interaction with these systems more efficient.
- Flexible I/O is reducing spare-parts inventory and allowing late configuration changes.