Posted On: Apr 8, 2021

Today, Amazon Lookout for Equipment is generally available to all AWS customers. Amazon Lookout for Equipment is a machine learning (ML) industrial equipment monitoring service that detects abnormal equipment behavior so customers can take action and avoid unplanned downtime.

Predictive maintenance can be an effective way to avoid industrial machinery failures and expensive downtime by proactively monitoring the condition of your equipment, so you can be alerted to any anomalies before equipment failures occur. Installing sensors and the necessary infrastructure for data connectivity, storage, analytics, and alerting are the foundational elements for enabling predictive maintenance solutions. However, even after installing the infrastructure, many companies use basic data analytics and simple modeling approaches that are often ineffective at detecting issues early enough to avoid downtime. With Amazon Lookout for Equipment, you can automatically analyze sensor data for your industrial equipment to detect abnormal machine behavior — with no ML experience required. This means you can detect equipment abnormalities with speed and precision, quickly diagnose issues, and take action to reduce expensive downtime.

Amazon Lookout for Equipment analyzes the data from your sensors and systems, such as pressure, flow rate, RPMs, temperature, and power, to automatically train a model specific to your equipment based on your data. It uses your unique ML model to analyze incoming sensor data in real-time and identifies early warning signs that could lead to machine failures. For each alert detected, Amazon Lookout for Equipment will pinpoint which specific sensors are indicating the issue, and the magnitude of impact on the detected event. For example, if Amazon Lookout for Equipment is alerting to an anomaly on a pump with 50 sensors on it, the diagnostic information could show that the top 5 sensors indicating an anomaly are all on a specific motor, related to the motor current and temperature. This helps you pinpoint the location of the issue, diagnose the problem, and take corrective action early, saving you money and improving productivity. Amazon Lookout for Equipment allows you to get more value from your existing sensors, and helps you make timely decisions that can improve operational efficiency.

Customers like Cepsa, Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, GS EPS, and Doosan Infracore are discovering the power of Amazon Lookout for Equipment to detect abnormal equipment behavior, so they can avoid expensive equipment downtime.

Amazon Lookout for Equipment is available directly via the AWS console as well as through supporting partners like Siemens Energy, Hitachi Vantara, OSIsoft, RoviSys, TensorIoT and Seeq to help customers implement condition-based machine monitoring. Amazon Lookout for Equipment is available today in US East (N. Virginia), EU West (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Seoul) with availability in additional regions in the coming months. To learn more and get started, visit the Amazon Lookout for Equipment product page.