What is Amazon Monitron? - Amazon Monitron

What is Amazon Monitron?

Welcome to the Amazon Monitron User Guide.

Amazon Monitron is a machine-learning based end-to-end condition monitoring system that detects potential failures within equipment. You can use it to implement a predictive maintenance program and reduce lost productivity from unplanned machine downtime. Amazon Monitron includes purpose-built sensors to capture vibration and temperature data, as well as gateways to automatically transfer data to the AWS Cloud. It also comes with an application in two versions. The mobile application handles system setup, analytics, and notification when tracking equipment conditions. The web application provides all the same functions as the mobile app except setup. Reliability managers can quickly deploy Amazon Monitron to track the machine health of industrial equipment, such as such as bearings, motors, gearboxes, and pumps, without any development work or specialized training.

Amazon Monitron Devices

Amazon Monitron includes two types of devices: a sensor, for collecting data from your equipment, and a gateway, for sending that data to Amazon Monitron. You can purchase both from Amazon.com or Amazon Business. You mount the sensors directly on the machines (or assets) that you want to monitor. You can place up to 20 sensors on an asset.

An Amazon Monitron sensor

Each sensor collects data from the asset and sends it through the AWS Cloud to Amazon Monitron using a gateway that is mounted on the factory wall and plugged into a standard outlet. The Amazon Monitron Starter Kit, which is available at Amazon.com or Amazon Business, contains five sensors and one Wi-Fi gateway. You can add more sensors and gateways as needed.

An Amazon Monitron gateway

Amazon Monitron Software

Except for some initial project set up, your team performs all monitoring tasks using the Amazon Monitron mobile app, which they install on their smartphones, or the web app, which they can use in their browsers. Using the mobile app, reliability managers in your factory can set up sites, manage users, add assets, and install sensors. Using the web app, they can complete the same tasks, except for installing sensors and gateways. Technicians can use the apps to monitor the health of your equipment, and track and document potential failures.

The mobile app displays an icon for each asset, so you can see its condition at a glance.

Healthy: The machine is working normally.

Alarm: An alarm has been triggered for one of the positions of this asset, indicating that the machine vibration and temperature are out of the normal range at this position. We recommend that you investigate the issue at the earliest opportunity. An equipment failure might occur if the issue isn't addressed.

Warning :A warning has been triggered for one of the positions of this asset, indicating that Amazon Monitron has detected early signs of potential failure. Amazon Monitron identifies warning conditions by analyzing equipment vibration and temperature, using a combination of machine learning and ISO vibration standards.

Maintenance: Someone has acknowledged the alarm and is looking into the issue.

To find out more, you can drill down into the data.

Sensor reading of a healthy asset.

Sensor reading of an unhealthy asset.

As Amazon Monitron collects more data, it improves its machine learning (ML) model and learns to make more accurate estimates of potential machine abnormalities.

Benefits of Amazon Monitron

Amazon Monitron provides the following key benefits:

  • Works out of the box – Amazon Monitron sensors and gateways are pre-configured to work with Amazon Monitron software. Reliability managers can install these devices easily and quickly using the app and can start monitoring equipment in just a matter of few hours. It's simple to set up and requires little or no development work, knowledge of ML, or integration.

  • Immediate notifications in the Amazon Monitron app – Amazon Monitron sends users notifications in the app when it detects abnormal machine patterns. Technicians can view, track, and provide feedback on these abnormal machine states in the Amazon Monitron app.

  • ISO- and ML-based analytics – Amazon Monitron automatically detects abnormal machine operating states. To do this, Amazon Monitron analyzes vibration and temperature signals and compares them to International Standards Organization (ISO 20816) standard thresholds and ML-enabled models.

  • Support for adding ML feedback in the app– Amazon Monitron offers simple workflows for technicians to enter feedback on the accuracy of the alerts in the app. Amazon Monitron learns from that feedback and continually improves over time.

Related Resources

The following documentation and other resources are available for Amazon Monitron:

  • Amazon Monitron Getting Started Guide – For IT managers, reliability managers, and technicians, this guide gets you started using Amazon Monitron quickly and easily. It shows you how to set up Amazon Monitron, create assets, set up sensors, and start monitoring your equipment.

  • Amazon Monitron IT Manager's Guide – For IT managers, this detailed guide describes how to use Amazon Monitron to create projects and assign admin users to manage those projects using AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On).

  • Amazon Monitron User Guide – This detailed guide provides reliability managers (admin users) and technicians with more in-depth information about using Amazon Monitron to monitor your equipment for machine abnormalities. It also describes how to use the app, your primary Amazon Monitron tool.

  • Amazon Monitron Discussion Forum – This community-based forum provides a place for customers to discuss questions related to Amazon Monitron.

  • Amazon Monitron Pricing – Amazon Monitron includes both one-time, device purchase costs for the sensors and gateways, and an ongoing pay-as-you-go service fee per Amazon Monitron sensor in use. There are no additional upfront fees and no long-term commitments.

Are You a First-time User of Amazon Monitron?

If you are a first-time user of Amazon Monitron, we recommend that you read the following in the listed order;

  1. How it works – This introduces basic Amazon Monitron concepts and options that you can use to create an end-to-end machine monitoring system that matches your needs.

  2. Amazon Monitron Getting Started Guide – In this guide, you learn how to set up Amazon Monitron and start monitoring your equipment quickly and easily.

  3. Understanding sensor measurements and monitoring machine abnormalities – This section provides an in-depth look at how Amazon Monitron shows you the condition of your equipment.