Wireless Measurement Read (WiMER3) – Safety Improvement Case Study

Motionics products can be utilized in a large variety of industries, as seen in the chart below. Many of the industries we serve, such as manufacturing, mining, and construction, have serious safety concerns. Our wireless measurement solutions can increase work safety and decrease the risk of injury by eliminating the need of having an operator close to machinery during a measurement. Below is a case study of a mining company that implemented the WiMER3 for on site measurements to decrease risk of injury for workers.

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Motionics MultiGage measurement solutions allows measurement and simultaneous data collection from several gages using smart devices or any computer. WiMER3, one of the Motionics products, is a data collector and wireless transmitter developed for the Mitutoyo Linear Gage and LVDTs. WiMER3 sends readings to iPhone, iPad, and PC for convenient and accurate measurement.

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Wireless Measurement Read (WiMER3) transmitter for Linear Gages and LVDTs

Case Study

What is happening?

An Australian mining company needs to measure slew bearing deflection on their heavy equipment every 100 hours to trend the rate of flew bearing wear and assist in the forecasting for component life. The task is generally completed using a dial indicator and a magnetic base. There is generally a spotter on the ground, an operator in the cab, and someone near the machine reading the dial indicator while movements are conducted. This is hazardous because a worker is close to swing bearing while the machine is being operated. There is potential for major crushing injuries to occur.

How was it improved?

Motionics WiMER3 wireless gage removes the requirement for personnel to be near the machine. A person in the cab operates the machine, and the measurements are sent wirelessly via the transponder to either a recorder on the ground or in the cab.   The measurements are either recorded in an app on a phone, a tablet or a computer.

What impact did we see from this technology?

The Risk Score is reduced from major injury likely (ten times per year) to minor injury unlikely (one every ten years). Furthermore, the device helps to reduce the amount of exposure to risk by getting the job completed quicker. It also provides more accurate and reliable measurements and eliminates the human reading error.

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Australian mining site and the equipment under measurement

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Motionics WiMER3 measurement instrumentations in use

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WiMER3 taking wireless measurements on site

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Risk chart showing the reduction in injury risk using the Motionics WiMER Tool.

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