Condition monitoring is modernizing traditional industries. And around the world, many traditional industries are facing pressure to modernize. Many countries use traditional methods to make their household and personal products. Now, the countries need to deliver products efficiently, reliably, and safely while maintaining quality. The Hongta Liaoning Tobacco company faced the same pressure with their Shenyang cigarette factory.
Over time the tobacco company modernized the Shenyang cigarette factory. Alongside the plan to modernize was a plan to install a condition monitoring solution. The solution would reduce the total cost of ownership of the factory’s production assets. The equipment used was a predecessor of the VCM-3, but it still provided early fault detection of bearings and gearboxes and was supported by advanced diagnostic software.
Since implementing the system, the factory has had many improvements. Such as production efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, eliminated unneeded inspection time, and improved asset management decision making.