AMGC and Movus collaboration helps Australian SMEs become more competitive

CEO and founder of MOVUS Brad Parsons.

Brisbane-based start-up Movus is co-funding a project that will provide 50 Australian manufacturing SMEs with an opportunity to kick-start their goal of digital transformation.

Movus, the developer of machine monitoring technology FitMachine, has collaborated with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).

Movus is offering to subsidise 50 per cent of the subscription to the FitMachine Starter Kit for the duration of 12 months.

The Starter Kit comprises of ten sensors, an associated WiFi/4G gateway, a self-installation smartphone/tablet app and access to the Movus platform and dashboard to enable them to minimise equipment breakdowns through sophisticated monitoring.

The FitMachine is a continuous machine monitoring service, which is specifically designed for fixed rotating industrial equipment including pumps, motors, blowers, fans, compressors, chillers, cyclones, screens, cooling towers, gearboxes, and generators, among others.

It uses advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to collect data on the temperature, vibration, noise and so the artificial intelligence (AI) can predict failures in advance.

It provides 24/7 monitoring of crucial manufacturing equipment and sends staff advanced alerts on any malfunction or machine degradation in advance.

CEO and founder of MOVUS, Brad Parsons, said the company wants to enable Australian SMEs to get ahead of machine failures in order to improve efficiency, reliability and keep competitive.

“Through a co-funded project with AMGC, a federally supported initiative, we’re excited our FitMachine technology will help Australian SMEs to get ahead of equipment breakdowns and reduce maintenance costs, by minimising unplanned outages.”

Dr Jens Goennemann, managing director of AMGC said the partnership is an outstanding opportunity for AMGC to get behind an affordable machine monitoring solution to manufacturing SMEs, to help them further boost their business and operations.

“The FitMachine Starter Kit project is another way AMGC is looking to support Australian manufacturing to compete globally through innovation, productivity and job growth opportunities, for the benefit of our industry.”

Business owners, maintenance staff, plant and production managers will immediately benefit through this technology, as the FitMachine will give them 24/7 real-time visibility on their equipment.

Through the wireless monitoring of the equipment’s performance, staff will know how well equipment is operating and its ongoing condition, which allows them to understand equipment utilisation, plan ahead production and maintenance tasks when needed.

More information on Movus can be found on this website www.movus.com.au.