Acquisition expands condition-based monitoring offerings for Industry 4.0

07-11-2019 | Analog Devices | Power

Analog Devices has acquired Test Motors, a company specialising in predictive maintenance of electric motors and generators. The company is based in Barcelona, Spain, offering products and services that detect faults in electric motors before they create damage to production cycles and informs on how and when to repair them. The acquisition expands ADI’s portfolio of condition-based monitoring solutions able to identify equipment faults before downtime, and catastrophic failure happens.

“Machine maintenance relies heavily on experienced technicians and engineers able to detect and diagnose issues that can lead to unplanned downtime,” said Kevin Carlin, vice president Automation and Energy Group, Analog Devices. “There are not enough trained professionals, however, to keep up with the demand as the number of machines to maintain rapidly grows. ADI’s condition-based monitoring applications, driven by the acquisitions of Test Motors and OtoSense, will tackle this expert resource challenge by providing customers with a system able to perform complete and early detection of anomalies to avoid unexpected and costly machine downtime.”

“We are excited to become part of Analog Devices and work with its team of industrial technology experts,” said Emili Valero, Test Motors’ former CEO. “The combining of our technology and expertise will enable us to develop the next generation of condition-based monitoring solutions designed to greatly extend manufacturing equipment life for electrical and non-electrical rotating machines and deliver significant cost savings that benefit both businesses and consumers.”

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