Steel industry in the developed countries has been under a lot of pressure in the recent years, nonetheless in many countries it still is, and it the near future it will remain an important part of economy. On one hand the industry is being challenged by increasingly restrictive environmental protection and carbon emission norms, while on the other, the competitive pressure from Asian manufacturers, especially Indian and Chinese, is getting stronger. Another important factor is the trend to substitute steel with other materials, e.g. in automotive industry there is a growing use of aluminum and composite materials.

In such circumstances, all the systems aimed to optimize the production process, are getting increasingly important. One of the methods to improve plant's productivity is avoiding costly machine downtimes caused by failures, which can be achieved using condition monitoring systems. EC Systems offers ready to use systems dedicated to vibration diagnostics of rotating machinery, which allow to early detect machine failures such as imbalance, misalignment, loose foundation, bearings and gears damage.

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Remote condition monitoring of production facilities

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