Reliability radio interview with Alan Friedman and Terrence O’Hanlon talking about the future of vibration monitoring, wireless technologies, big data, analytics and the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Recorded in April 2016 at the Reliability Conference in Las Vegas. You can listen to the entire interview here: https://soundcloud.com/uptime-1/alan-friedman

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What do you think the future holds in store for machinery condition monitoring?

The trend I am seeing is a move towards online monitoring using wireless sensors and wireless systems. This is being driven by improvements in battery design, wireless communications, cheaper sensors and unlimited data storage. Rather than sending experts to the field to collect data, the data will come to the experts. This means expertise can be centralized.

There is plenty of hype about all the changes to come, but are we there yet? Are wireless sensors the same as wired sensors? Do they have the same capabilities? Are the sensors smart enough to know when to take a good reading?

If you are now taking data on 1,000 points 25 times per day instead of once per month, who is going to analyze all of that data? Are current alarm systems and diagnostics up to the task of automating the analysis?

Have a listen to the interview and then stay tuned because I will be talking much more bout this topic in the days to come. If you are thinking of purchasing a wireless system, please contact me for advice in making your decision.

If you are designing wireless systems or are thinking of creating an automated diagnostic system. I can can be of service.  We can create the future of vibration monitoring together!