What is Amazon Lookout for Equipment? - Amazon Lookout for Equipment

What is Amazon Lookout for Equipment?

Amazon Lookout for Equipment is a machine learning (ML) service for monitoring industrial equipment that detects abnormal equipment behavior and identifies potential failures. With Lookout for Equipment, you can implement predictive maintenance programs and identify suboptimal equipment processes.

Amazon Lookout for Equipment doesn't require extensive ML knowledge or experience. You upload historical data generated by your industrial equipment to train a custom ML model that finds potential failures by leveraging up to 300 sensors into a single model. Lookout for Equipment automatically creates the best model to learn your equipment's normal operating conditions. The model is optimized to find abnormal equipment behavior that occurred in the historical data. Using either the AWS console or the AWS SDK, you run the model to process new sensor data in real time.

To use Amazon Lookout for Equipment, you do the following:

  1. Format and upload your historical data to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. You can use data from process historians, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, or another condition monitoring system. Format and upload data showing the periods of failures or abnormal behavior in your historical data, if you have it.

  2. Create a dataset from the data that you've uploaded.

  3. Choose the data in the dataset that is relevant to the asset whose behavior you want to analyze.

  4. Add the periods of historical failures shown in the data, if you have it.

  5. Train your ML model using Lookout for Equipment.

  6. After fine-tuning the model, deploy it to monitor data in real time.

Lookout for Equipment is designed to monitor fixed and stationary industrial equipment that operates with limited variability in operating conditions. This includes rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors, motors, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and turbines. It is also targeted for Process industries with applications such as heat exchangers, boilers, and inverters. Lookout for Equipment is a back-end analytics service, meant to supplement, and plug into, existing maintenance systems.

Are you a first-time user of Lookout for Equipment?

If you are a first-time user of Lookout for Equipment, we recommend that you read the following sections in the listed order:

  1. How Amazon Lookout for Equipment works – Explains how Lookout for Equipment works and shows you how you can build a predictive maintenance system that meets your specific needs.

  2. Best practices with Lookout for Equipment – Explains some basic Lookout for Equipment concepts and shows you how to get started with analyzing your data.

Pricing for Amazon Lookout for Equipment

For information, see Amazon Lookout for Equipment Pricing.