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Work Smarter, Proactively

Keep it
running.
Safely.

Kevin Clark, Director, Global Service and
Alliances, Fluke Accelix, Fluke Corp.,
Everett, WA, fluke.com.

For many years, mobile technology has
been effectively employed in industrial
operations for the monitoring and remote
control of assets. However, maintenance
and reliability have remained largely
manual and personnel-intensive activities,
with route-based maintenance the prevalent approach. Today, using mobile devices,
not go away any time soon. To maintenance
connected tools, sensors, and cloud-based
leadership, it's a no-brainer to go after
reliability-and-maintenance software
mobility. Sometimes, the biggest barrier
(EAM, CMMS), teams can work smarter
seems to be maturity. Everybody is ready
and implement predictive and proactive
for mobility, but are they really ready?
reliability and maintenance
The journey is critiprograms.
cal, and using technolIntegrating data from
ogy at the right time
Today's
multiple device types (handis key for a successful
mobile
held tools, wireless sensors,
deployment. However,
technology
SCADA systems) is required
today's mobile technolis taking the
to see the whole picture of a
ogy is taking the sting
sting
out
of
facility's assets, particularly if
out of deploying too
personnel need or want to indeploying
soon and actually creatclude Tier 2 and lower equiping a boost in maturity.
too soon
ment, which is not typically
In the past, we leverand actually
"sensored up" and monitored.
aged technology, crude
creating
We see the future of mainteas it was, to augment
a
boost
in
nance moving toward technimaturity. Today, and
maturity.
cians and other professionals
after decades of mainteprimarily using smartphones
nance best-practice
and tablets (combined with
studies, our technology
sensing technologies) to collect data on asis built with maturity in mind. In a climate
sets to perform their scheduled work, order
of "I want it now," mobile technology is
parts (current/future), take real-time action
built to meet that demand. It has to work
on critical alarms, analyze historical trends,
out of the box with instant maturity. When
assess current asset health, remotely control
we download an app from the Google Store,
an asset, and predict/prescribe maintenance
we expect to have everything our friend
activities.
has who just downloaded the same app, inSecurity is the number one concern for
stantly. If the app makes you instantly more
IT. Cybersecurity has been a talking point
intelligent, prepared, efficient, cool, funny,
for several years, and this conversation will
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