Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul
Simplify sustainment with intelligence that brings order to your MRO.
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Aerospace & Defense (A&D)
Ensuring the safety and airworthiness of aircraft is a complex task that extends through its lifetime. Solumina MRO enables A&D manufacturers to gain a competitive edge by making their MRO processes more efficient.
Large sea vessels come with demands similar to aircraft. There are many areas that need 100% reliability, such as navigation, propulsion, and electrical systems that will cost commercial profits if they fail. Solumina MRO helps shipbuilding manufacturers optimize their MRO processes in these conditions.
For the makers of equipment such as industrial gas turbines, Solumina MRO supports the maintenance needed for highly valuable machinery with long lifecycles. Some common industrial equipment that can benefit from Solumina software includes compressors, pumps, valves, and turbines.
Medical device manufacturers are subject to some of the most stringent compliance regulations of any manufacturing industry. Additionally, medical devices require as much (or more) preventive maintenance and care as heavy machinery. Lives are on the line if a mistake occurs. Solumina MRO helps ensure that every device is operating at peak efficiency to create a reliable product.
Some of the most complex facilities and devices in manufacturing can be found in the nuclear industry. Nuclear fusion reactors and the facilities that house them require exhaustive and customized maintenance. When there is no room for error, manufacturers rely on Solumina MRO to ensure efficiency and accuracy.
All of the above industries use electronics in the form of delicate sensors, electromechanical components, and more. Solumina MRO supports the unique maintenance tasks and tracking that these critical electronics require.
“iBase-t’s software solution for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations enables new levels of visibility, productivity and reliability for complex, discrete manufacturers and MRO shops.”
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a maturing technology that can help harness the vast amounts of data produced by complex manufacturing processes. AI-powered applications can distribute MRO data to the right place at the right time, enabling executives to make better, faster decisions.
Wearables can enhance MRO activities in several ways. For inspections, wearables allow hands-free data collection and visual instructions. On the production line, technicians can use wearable devices that untether them from their computer station, so they can be wherever they need to be on the plant floor and still have access to the data they need.
Augmented Reality (AR) software is often used in combination with wearable devices. It streamlines production by providing visual instructions for work processes and receiving updates to work orders. This can improve the process in many ways, from reducing training time to mitigating risk.
Robotics and smart devices are a big part of Industry 4.0 manufacturing. Smart machinery enables continuous improvement and process optimization. It gives visibility into quality analysis with a wealth of data generated during use. The more connected the factory becomes, the more benefits it gains. In a factory where all devices are connected in real time, data can trigger activities and alert workers instantly, resulting in an agile shop floor that can quickly adapt to any issue that arises.
3D printing is increasingly being adopted by manufacturers to save money and create custom parts. In complex manufactured products, there are thousands of components and subassemblies. With 3D printing, manufacturers can streamline production components and rely on fewer suppliers, and they can more easily produce unique parts for one-of-a-kind systems.
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Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
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