September 20, 2023
Intelligent power management company Eaton is collaborating with facilities and maintenance management solutions provider FMX to help industrial customers implement preventive maintenance programs in their facilities.
The Eaton and FMX smart maintenance solution enables customers to automatically react to predictive maintenance data from electrical equipment to simplify maintenance and boost productivity. The solution supports power system health by combining intelligent equipment monitoring and analytics with automated scheduling, management and reporting.
Analysts estimate that industrials can reduce maintenance costs up to 25% by implementing digitally enabled predictive maintenance technologies. Additionally, most industries will be required to comply with the 2023 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B standard for electrical equipment maintenance, which can be simplified with predictive maintenance data.
The Eaton and FMX smart maintenance solution is in early deployment at Eaton’s manufacturing facility in Beaver, Pennsylvania, and is yielding valuable maintenance insights that save time and reduce costs.
“Power distribution systems in facilities often do not show visible signs of deterioration, so intelligent maintenance can help avoid costly stoppages or safety issues,” said Kerry Tingley, vice president, digital marketing for Eaton’s Power, Control and Solutions business. “With the FMX collaboration, we’re leveraging our combined expertise to help customers move preventive maintenance practices forward by anticipating and addressing potential equipment issues before they can negatively impact operations.”
The cloud-based collaborative solution enables customers to access the platform from anywhere, take advantage of lower upfront costs and simplify software maintenance and upgrades. Eaton’s interoperable digital solutions help monitor the condition of new and existing electrical equipment to determine when and where maintenance should be performed, while the FMX CMMS can automate the scheduling of task assignments, track labor and inventory, and easily digitalize maintenance logs for improved accuracy and code compliance.
“At a time when organizations are facing labor shortages and rising operating costs, there is no better time to embrace digital solutions like FMX to create operational efficiencies, leverage data for improved decision-making, and extend the useful life of critical components,” noted Marc Stitt, Chief Strategy Officer at FMX. “We are proud to partner with Eaton to deliver new levels of automation and efficiency to our joint customers.”