By Dan Nower, global manager, optimization and machinery health management, Emerson Process Management

Automation would not only improve production, but also minimize safety risks and eliminate planning errors. The automated vibration monitoring of multiple systems on the shovel can determine the machine’s condition at all times. This reduces unplanned downtime and keeps critical shovels in production. This paper will discuss the details of how shovels can be successfully monitored, continuously, as the shovel operates.