the best bet for replacing that expertise. It’s not a matter of replacing the expert. It’s a matter of making the expert more efficient. Plus, we can detect things that are not audible yet.”
Augury is working within another trend in condition monitoring: offering the monitoring as a service rather than providing equipment. “We call it diagnostics as a service. Instead of selling a machine, we sell the function,” said Yoskovitz. “Vibration tools cost over $20,000 for the hardware. Then you’ll also need an expert and software. Our model comes with no upfront fee. You pay as you go.”
Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 15 years, 12 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.