Cargill Selects Company to Analyze Machine Vibration Data

September 8, 2016

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Cargill Selects Company to Analyze Machine Vibration Data
Cargill's Corn Milling division hired Azima DLI to analyze machine vibration data. Image courtesy of USDA

Cargill’s North American Starch and Sweeteners (Corn Milling) division chose Azima DLI, a provider of predictive condition monitoring services, to monitor and analyze data on vibrations from over 8000 pieces of equipment in 14 different Cargill facilities, a press release by Azima announced Thursday.

The Woburn, MA company will deploy its wireless TRIO Class I, Division II vibration data collectors to collect data that will be fed into the Azima’s WATCHMAN Reliability Portal to provide machinery health information to Cargill. More than 6000 sources of data from lubrication, motor, IR, and various PdM functions will be merged into its monitoring and analysis portal. Cargill aims to use the WATCHMAN system to “manage production risk,” the release said.

“Cargill is an industry innovator in the realm of applied predictive analytics and we’re excited the company recognizes the potential for Azima DLI’s cloud-based offering and diagnostic expertise to reduce cost and risk, and improve efficiency,” Burt Hurlock, chief executive officer of Azima, said in a statement.

Before this agreement, Cargill and Azima engaged in an 18-month trial of the WATCHMAN portal at Cargill’s Bolvina, TX sweet bran processing plant and a micromalting plant in Spirtwood, ND.

“We look forward to working with Cargill to develop value-added benchmarking metrics to optimize the performance of the assets we will be monitoring, as well as Cargill’s production objectives,” Hurlock said. “Azima DLI’s core mission is to deploy PdM solutions on a massive scale to drive cost efficiencies through digital transformation. Customers remain at the center of our evolution and we look forward to growing with Cargill to achieve their long-term objectives.”

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