New OMNIedge System Prevents Production Delays Caused by Unexpected Machine Downtime

Press Release Summary:

  • OMNIedge network sets up automatically and sensors are simply installed on existing components for convenient and simple remote monitoring of operating conditions
  • Enables the planning for and maintaining of a stable inventory of parts and inventory management
  • Data is securely collected through a dedicated closed IoT network for analysis and to provide alerts

Original Press Release:

THK Revolutionary OMNIedge Provides Predictive Failure Detection of Linear Motion Components

Schaumburg, IL – (September 15, 2020) THK’s innovative OMNIedge System enables predictive failure detection of linear motion components for improved productivity and reduced maintenance costs.

The OMNIedge network sets up automatically and sensors are simply installed on existing components for convenient and easy remote monitoring of operating conditions. Data is securely collected through a dedicated closed IoT network for analysis and to provide alerts. By monitoring and predicting damage and lubrication status, the OMNIedge prevents production delays caused by unexpected machine downtime and enables inventory management.

When the OMNIedge detects signs of component degradation based on threshold value, users can check inventory, order parts and schedule maintenance. This system enables the planning for and maintaining of a stable inventory of parts.

The THK sensing system operates with a Cisco edge computing router or smartphone and sends information through a NTT DOCOMO mobile network. Installation and operation of the system is simple, regardless of IoT expertise or experience.

Different sensor fasteners are available for mounting on different types of linear motion components. The OMNIedge system is designed for use in a variety of industries.

THK manufactures the widest range of linear motion products, including LM guides, ball screws, mechanical actuators and ball splines and more. All THK products have been designed and manufactured to meet the strictest requirements. THK’s experienced Global Engineering Team can provide customized linear motion solutions from their standard linear motion products as well as from mechatronics products for the most demanding applications.

The OMNIedge System is currently not available for purchase in North America. THK plans to announce a release date in the upcoming months.

To learn more, log on to www.thk.com or contact THK America, Inc., 200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone: (847) 310-1111, Email: marketing@thk.com

Contact:
Kimberly Maley
Goda Advertising
1603 Colonial Parkway
Inverness, IL 60067
(847) 776-9900 Ext. 124
Fax: (847) 776-2490
Email: kmaley@goda.com

THK America, Inc
200 E. Commerce Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(800) 763-5459
Fax: (847) 310-1182
Email: marketing@thk.com

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