OnCare is a sustainable way to increase plant productivity by decreasing unplanned and planned downtime while simultaneously increasing the efficiency at which machines can be maintained. This allows for maintenance efforts to be optimized and costs minimized.
Maintenance can be a long and inconvenient process, resulting in extensive and costly downtime. When the downtime in unplanned, the cause of the issue has to be identified, spare parts organized, and maintenance staff scheduled. Planned downtime too can be a time consuming and risky effort as the situation has to be manually evaluated with manual effort.
The OnCare systems are specifically designed to decrease these costs and efforts and the troubles they pose to the customer. Digital solutions monitor plants, recognize problem areas, and automatically generate applicable long-term data. This way, unplanned downtimes can be avoided and planned downtimes can be coordinated to optimize time, cost, and efficiency. These concepts increase plant uptime and decrease maintenance costs.
OnCare encompasses three systems: Condition Monitoring (CM), which enables predictive maintenance; maintenance process and material stock management and control through Asset Management (OnCare.Asset); and MEx Maintenance Excellence (Mex), which is an improved method of staff training and support. Each of these concepts raises maintenance efforts to a new standard.
These systems enable greater understanding and visibility of machines and plants, thus making proactive and efficient management of maintenance activities possible. This directly decreases unplanned and planned downtime. These efforts result in higher plant uptime, while maximizing productivity and minimizing maintenance costs. Each of these solutions functions on its own or integrated together.
Intelligent sound analysis for hydropower plants with Voith OnCare.Acoustic
Hydropower plants are already highly automated today. As hydropower plants are often located in remote areas, problems might remain undetected and could cause severe damage to equipment. Many hydropower plants are unmanned, relying on regular service cycles and monitoring systems to discover any anomalies that could lead to dangerous incidents. Without monitoring systems and advanced analytics, hydropower plant operators risk possibly dangerous conditions, especially with equipment that has no condition monitoring or is not continuously observed.
Modular packages for individual requirements
Plant operators can be informed about suspicious, detected sounds that have already been preclassified in warnings and alarms. This helps customers to decide if they need to take action. By classifying the events and allocating them to specific equipment, plant operators get further insights into their hydropower plant and thus increase the probability of identifying possibly dangerous conditions, ahead of other alarms.
Additionally, experts from the OnPerformance.Lab offer consulting services that include the analysis of inspection and maintenance reports in combination with operation and condition monitoring data. As a result, customers receive recommendations on how to improve their maintenance and operations.
- Recognize, understand, and interpret sound anomalies
- Modular packages for individual requirements
- Cloud-based application and highest security industry standards
Cloud-based application and highest security industry standards
A way to predict and plan maintenance activities
- Increased availability
- Optimized maintenance costs
- Minimized risks
- Stabilized quality
- Improved shut down planning
- Higher plant uptime
- Maintenance efficiency
- Root cause identification
- High analytical functionality
- Automatic alert generation
- Creation of maintenance actions (OnCare.Asset integration)
- Available and experienced support
Manage and monitor maintenance processes and material stock
- Increased transparency
- Efficient maintenance management
- Less complexity
- Improved support
- Increased information availability
- Planning and scheduling
- History tracking
- KPI monitoring
- Mobile availability
- OnCare CM integration
- RFID/QR code part identification
- Maintenance process management
Improving maintenance service and support
- Organization efficiency
- Cost control
- Convenient planning
- Maintenance strategy
- Implementation support
- Specific expert training
- Predefined maintenance processes