Banner Engineering is the tested, trusted choice.
Over decades, Banner Engineering products have built a following: cost-effective, reliable, and so rugged you’ll retire before you need to replace them. Now, in combination with available software and cellular data, our all-in-one wireless solutions are all you need to increase uptime and capture data to ramp up productivity.
Why partner with Banner for your introduction to Industry 4.0?
Sure, you can take a risk with a large-scale investment, take months wading through a costly consultation, or partner with a start-up that requires ongoing costs. Delaying preventive monitoring and maintenance has equal risk: just a few hours of downtime can net production losses of $100,000 or more for most companies.
Banner Engineering is your pragmatic choice. Our solutions are complete, plug and play, and install quickly. We have given development of savvy, scalable monitoring the same attention as our award-winning, patented industrially designed products. You can pilot quickly, increasing your uptime for cost savings, and optimizing productivity without risk.
Run a pilot for proof of concept with wireless installations that make everything—and everyone—on-premise smart. Our predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring solutions can pay for themselves within the first months of setup. Scale quickly and you’ll have a complete program for asset maintenance and new insights to resolve bottlenecks in production.
A global supplier of paper products monitored their motors monthly as a part of their preventative maintenance program. They decided to switch to Banner’s continuous monitoring system. Prior to making the switch, their preventative maintenance program discovered that a bearing was in a later stage of failure. The initial plan was to replace the bearing within a couple of weeks, which had been successfully done in similar defect situations. However, Banner’s continuous monitoring system revealed that the bearing was deteriorating faster than expected and needed to be replaced sooner. The bearing was replaced before it completely failed, which saved the company more than $90,000 in unplanned downtime.
The same global supplier of paper products also found another issue within the first few weeks of switching to Banner’s 24/7 monitoring system. It identified a bearing defect that was not identified at the previous month’s preventative maintenance check. The Banner system provided near real-time data resulting in a more accurate predictability and enabled them to avoid another potential downtime cost of $70,000 or more.
A large-scale printing company needs printing machines to run optimally; loss of production time is costly. The customer has cooling fans above their printing machines for optimal performance. Banner’s vibration monitoring system showed an increase in vibration in the cooling fan motor early enough that they were able to schedule the repair and prevent two days in unplanned downtime. It also saved them $30,000 in replacement costs.
A major window manufacturer uses Banner’s predictive maintenance tools to monitor high speed spindles. Chipped, worn, or misadjusted knives lead to bearing damage on spindle, downtime, and product waste. Previously, sample vibration profiling was performed periodically, but this required running the machines without safety guards and it did not eliminate unexpected failures. Banner’s vibration monitoring solution performs continuous monitoring, without the safety hazard of removing guards, and it has eliminated spindle damage resulting from early bearing failure. They have captured out of balance cutter knives several times since installing the vibration sensors. It is reducing scrap, preventing unplanned downtime, and it saves $1,500 for bearing replacement expenses.
A global car manufacturer saved thousands by avoiding unplanned downtime. Using Banner’s Vibration Solutions Kit, they were able to detect motors that were experiencing significant bearing wear. The early detection enabled them to change out the motors before complete failure, thus preventing an unexpected line shutdown. If the motor had failed during production, it would have caused around 5 hours of unplanned downtime, equaling to roughly $10,000 of lost production.