Monitoring is the general term used when referring to operations such as condition monitoring, structural health monitoring or predictive maintenance. When working with mechanical systems such as vehicles, aircraft, machinery, installations or structures of any kind, whose physical behavior is observed under realistic conditions using suitable measurement and analysis technology, it is crucial for manufacturers and engineers to have effective monitoring capabilities. The collected data provide an immediate benefit, since they can be used to optimize maintenance schedules, evaluate warranty issues and optimize simulation models and test concepts. This results in immediate cost savings for the user.
What is needed is an efficient and reliable monitoring solution that can automatically provide alerts and alarms, as well as log and analyze data. Furthermore, the monitoring should allow continuous and controllable measurement data acquisition, even from remote locations. Combining standard instruments, data loggers, custom software, IT and telecommunications services, as well as special internet services, allows for an economical and safe operation in all types of condition monitoring and long-term measurements.