Resolving an abnormality - Amazon Monitron

Resolving an abnormality

After an abnormality has occurred and been acknowledged, it must be addressed. You might fix it yourself, or call in a specialist. After the machine that reported the abnormality has been fixed, resolve the abnormality in the Amazon Monitron app.

Resolving an abnormality returns the sensor to a healthy state. It also sends Amazon Monitron information about the problem so it can better predict similar abnormalities.

You can choose from among many common types of failure (called failure modes) and causes of failures. If none of the modes or causes apply to your situation, choose Other.

Failure modes (types):

  • Fatigue: Flaking, spalling, peeling, burnishing, microcracks

  • Wear: Excessive wear, scratches, scores, seizing marks, smearing, hot runners

  • Corrosion: Moist corrosion, fretting corrosion, false brinelling

  • Electrical Erosion: Craters, fluting

  • Plastic Deformation: Depressions, debris indentation, nicks, gouges

  • Fracture and Cracking: Forced fracture, fatigue fracture, thermal fracture

  • Unknown

  • Other

  • No Issue Detected

Failure causes:

  • Operating Condition: Overload, shaft/housing deflection, excessive frequency of load/speed changes, vibrations

  • Environmental Factors: Temperature too high or too low, dust and dirt, water, electrical leakage

  • Lubrication: Wrong viscosity, additives selection, or consistency; lack of lubrication; excess lubrication; impurities

  • Mounting: Incorrect handling (shock loads), incorrect mounting, fit too tight or too loose, tilting/misalignment, incorrect setting, incorrect locating (clamping)

  • Incorrect Specifications

  • External Forces

  • Equipment Design

  • Unknown

  • Other: Storage, transportation (vibration/shock), bearing selection. manufacturing concerns, material concerns

To resolve a machine abnormality using the mobile app

  1. From the Assets list, choose the asset that had an abnormality that you resolved.

  2. Choose the position with the abnormality.

  3. Choose Resolve.

  4. For Failure mode, choose the type of failure that occurred.

  5. For Failure cause, choose the cause of the failure.

  6. For Action taken, choose which action you took.

  7. Choose Submit.