What is Amazon Lookout for Equipment? - Amazon Lookout for Equipment (Preview)

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. Lookout for Equipment enables users to implement predictive maintenance programs and to identify suboptimal equipment processes.


Lookout for Equipment is currently in preview. Before you can start with Lookout for Equipment, you must sign up for an AWS account and request preview access to the service on the Lookout for Equipment Sign-up Page.

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 to find potential failures by leveraging up to 300 sensors into a single model. Amazon Lookout for Equipment automatically creates the best model to learn your equipments' normal operating conditions. The model is optimized to find abnormal behavior that occurred before failures 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. Create a dataset by formatting your historical data for input, then upload the dataset 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.

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

  3. Add the times of historical failures shown in the data, if you have it.

  4. Train your ML model using Lookout for Equipment.

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

Amazon Lookout for Equipment is designed to monitor fixed and stationary industrial equipment that operates continuously, with limited variability in operating conditions. This includes rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors, motors, and turbines. It is also targeted for Process industries with applications such as heat exchangers, boilers, and inverters. Amazon Lookout for Equipment may not be ideal for equipment with significantly variable operating conditions, such as vehicles, robots, appliances, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines.

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. Lookout for Equipment concepts.

  3. Use case: fluid pump – Provides a detailed example that you can use to explore Lookout for Equipment.

Pricing for Amazon Lookout for Equipment

For information, see Amazon Lookout for Equipment Pricing.