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Gaining insight into the health of capital equipment

15 April 2016

NI has developed an enhanced version of its InsightCM Enterprise software, a solution that helps companies gain insight into the health of capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations.

The end-to-end software solution aims to address some of the growing challenges in the asset monitoring industry, such as the increasing variety of sensors, speed of measurements required and vast number of commissioned assets which create a big data problem. IIoT technology platforms such as NI InsightCM, DIAdem and CompactRIO, include distributed sensor measurement, edge processing, analytics and open communication and data management. These features help solve Big Analog Data problems by delivering timely information rather than large volumes of unfiltered data to subject matter experts.

One customer that is seeing the benefits of this technology is Viewpoint Systems. “NI InsightCM provides a huge base of out-of-the-box functionality for our traditional rotating machine monitoring customers,” said Jim Campbell, president of Viewpoint Systems. “We like that it natively supports multiple data sources, such as accelerometers, thermocouples and Modbus, plus common analysis and display capabilities. As providers of monitoring systems, we appreciate the extensive customisation features and use of open standard data files. Now, when our clients ask for unique features, we can modify NI InsightCM directly. The combination of extensive features and openness to configurability makes NI InsightCM an ideal machine monitoring platform,” says   
This online fleet-wide monitoring solution is suited to use by companies that need to reduce maintenance costs, improve machine performance and maximise uptime in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, mining, rail and industrial manufacturing. 

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