Reliability intelligence: Moving towards predictive with greater asset insights

Four weeks ago, in our post about the principles guiding the redesign of Motors@Work’s user interface, I promised a deep dive into each of our three new dashboards. Last week we explored our energy intelligence dashboard; the week before, our asset intelligence dashboard. This week focuses on our recently released reliability dashboard.

As you may recall, Peter Drucker’s 1967 advice, from “The manager and the moron,” guided what information appears on each dashboard, ensuring the information present supports our design personas’ role-related objectives.

Motors@Work’s reliability intelligence view primarily supports maintenance staff, while providing some KPIs and other performance statistics that operations and executives may find insightful. The “thinking tasks” that the reliability dashboard helps with include:

  1. Where are the issues with my motor-driven systems?

The front and center Open Notifications portlet displays currently open alerts by facility, with sequential color and icon coding to draw you to the most serious alerts first. At a glance, you’ll see what needs your attention, where it is, what’s happening with that asset, and how severe the problem is. With a click either in this portlet or the Notifications portlet below, drill down to see further details on each asset with an open alert.

  1. Are we addressing the issues with my motor-driven systems in a timely manner?

The first segment under the Asset Performance portlet shows open notifications by type of issue — whether related to power quality, motor load, or temperature — and how long it’s been since the alert was triggered. This graph helps you quickly identify if there are any systemic issues — such as an incoming voltage unbalance and how they affect multiple motors.

  1. Which assets needs maintenance’s attention?

Similar to the asset intelligence dashboard, the Asset Performance portlet on the reliability dashboard shows which motors need replacement soon to head off reliability issues so that you can schedule when to take these motors out of service for maintenance. We also list those motors that are so inefficient that you can purchase their replacement with its energy savings so that you can plan when you’ll begin redeeming those energy savings.

  1. How are we performing? Which way are we trending?

Finally, the KPIs portlet helps staff throughout the organization quickly see how key indicators have trended in the past year. We’ve populated the portlet with some initial indicators that our clients requested, such as equipment effectiveness and capacity factor; however, we can also customize this portlet to show the KPIs your organization prefers.

Want to test drive our new reliability intelligence dashboard? Email Nicole at to schedule your Motors@Work demo today.

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