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A DV ERTO R IA L

ASSET REPAIR
AND TRACKING 4.0

Randy Breaux,
Motion Industries

L

AST MONTH, I visited with our Top 10 customers to hear first-hand what their pain points are
today and how Motion Industries could assist them.
A common theme with almost every one of them was "Can
you help us with our in-plant asset repair and tracking?"
Believe it or not, a lot of manufacturers have a difficult
time keeping up with the products that they have sent out
for repair, determining if the product can even be repaired,
who can do the repair work and when can they expect it to
be returned. Of course our answer was "YES" we can. The
solution is ART 4.0.
About 10-12 years ago, Motion Industries recognized
this need from our customers and created what was
referred to as the ART Program. ART of course being the
acronym for Asset Repair & Tracking. At the time, we
would go into a plant's storeroom and identify the assets
or critical products on the shelf with a tag and log them
into a database. The management at the time was fairly
static, but some data was better than no data.
Today, ART 4.0 has evolved into a dynamic asset
repair and tracking platform that allows Motion Industries
to tag critical spares in a storeroom with RFID tags and
QR Code labels that can keep up with the products
going in and out of the storerooms electronically
and have all of the repair data for the asset available through the QR Code label link. In addition,
many of the assets like electric motors, gearboxes, pumps, and mounted bearings are now being
installed with wireless embedded sensors, which
are then connected though ART 4.0 to provide
predictive and preventive maintenance data on the
installed asset. This allows Motion Industries to remotely
monitor the assets in the plant and assist our customers
in determining the best time to perform maintenance or
replace a failing product, eliminating unnecessary

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downtime and keeping the plant running.
If you have an interest in ART 4.0 or other ways to
make your plant more efficient and operate at a higher
level of productivity and profitability, contact Motion
Industries and have one of our specialists visit your
location today.

Randy Breaux is President of Motion Industries. His
career as a strategic leader in industrial manufacturing and
distribution spans over 30 years, including 20+ years at ABB/
Baldor Electric Company and the last eight with Motion Industries.
Visit MotionIndustries.com/efficientplant, or find out more about ART 4.0 here:
(https://tinyurl.com/yykh4qv2).

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