Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an iconic brand and a leading manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers.
"Over the past year we have partnered with AWS to help develop a critical but sometimes overlooked part of running a successful manufacturing business which is knowing the condition of your equipment. For manufacturers worldwide, uptime of equipment is the only way we can remain competitive with a global market. Ensuring equipment is up and running and not being surprised by sudden breakdowns helps get the most out of our equipment. Unplanned downtime is costly both in loss of production and labor due to the firefighting nature of the breakdown.
The Amazon Monitron condition monitoring system has the potential of giving both large industry as well as small ‘mom and pop shops’ the ability to predict failures of their equipment before a catastrophic breakdown shuts them down. This will allow for a scheduled repair of failing equipment before it breaks down.”
Bill Holmes, Global Director of Facilities - Fender
GE Gas Power
GE Gas Power is a leading provider of power generation equipment, solutions and services. It operates many manufacturing sites around the world, in which much of the manufacturing equipment is not connected nor monitored for health.
“Naturally, we can reduce both maintenance costs and downtime, if we can easily and cheaply connect and monitor these assets at scale. Additionally, we want to take advantage of advanced algorithms to look forward, to know not just the current state but also predict future health and to detect abnormal behaviors. This will allow us to transition from time-based to predictive and prescriptive maintenance practices. Using Amazon Monitron, we are now able to quickly retrofit our assets with sensors and connecting them to real-time analytics in AWS cloud. We can do this without having to require deep technical skills or having to configure our own IT and OT networks. From our initial work on vibration-prone tumblers, we are seeing this vision come to life at an amazing speed: the ease-of-use for the operators and maintenance team, the simplicity, and the ability to implement at scale is extremely attractive to GE. During our pilot, we were also delighted to see one-click capabilities for updating the sensors via remote Over the Air (OTA) firmware upgrades, without having to physically touch the sensors. As we grow in scale, this is a critical capability in order to be able to support and maintain the fleet of sensors.”
Magnus Akesson, CIO - GE Gas Power Manufacturing
RS Components is a leading player in the industrial components and predictive maintenance space.
"We are constantly trying to innovate how we serve the maintenance needs of our customers. With the emergence of IoT, we have seen our customers looking to bring real-time condition monitoring capabilities into the factory environment to reduce reactive maintenance and improve asset reliability. We are excited to be partnering with AWS to bring Amazon Monitron to our customers because it allows them to deploy a cost effective, easy to use, continuously improving condition monitoring solution and enable predictive maintenance across a broader set of equipment in their asset base. Although we stock over 500,000 products from 2500 different suppliers, this is the first end-to-end wireless vibration and temperature condition monitoring solution in our portfolio. We plan to make Amazon Monitron available to our customers via our e-commerce platform, and leverage it to deliver condition-based monitoring and reliability services through RS Monition, our data led, reliability services business. Our partnership with AWS will enable us to support our customers’ efforts to adopt IoT and ML as emerging technologies and accelerate their Industry 4.0 strategies."
Richard Jeffers, Technical Director - RS Components
GE Digital is a subsidiary of the American multinational conglomerate corporation General Electric.
"Customers across the industrial sector are increasingly interested in applying machine learning analytics to a wider scope of equipment. With the introduction of Amazon Lookout for Equipment and Amazon Monitron products, AWS continues to enhance their platform for Industrial IOT use cases that can be leveraged by GE Digital to continue exploring ways to help customers further improve uptime and reliability by applying predictive analytics and proven asset management practices to a broader range of plant equipment."
Pat Byrne, CEO - GE Digital
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