AMGC and MOVUS to assist 50 manufacturing SMEs become more competitive through a co-funded project 

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) and Brisbane-based start-up MOVUS, the developer of machine monitoring technology FitMachine®, today announced a co-funded project that will provide 50 Australian manufacturing SMEs with an opportunity to kick-start their goal of digital transformation.

MOVUS is offering to subsidise 50 percent of the subscription to the FitMachine Starter Kit for the duration of 12 months. The Starter Kit comprises of ten sensors, an associated WiFi / 4G gateway, a self-installation smartphone/tablet app and access to the MOVUS platform and dashboard to enable them to minimise equipment breakdowns through sophisticated monitoring.

The FitMachine is a continuous machine monitoring service, which is specifically designed for fixed rotating industrial equipment including pumps, motors, blowers, fans, compressors, chillers, cyclones, screens, cooling towers, gearboxes, and generators, among others. It uses advanced sensors and artificial intelligence to collect data on the temperature, vibration, noise and so the AI can predict failures in advance. It provides 24/7 monitoring of crucial manufacturing equipment and sends staff advanced alerts on any malfunction or machine degradation in advance.

“We know how critical equipment is for any manufacturing businesses and we want to enable Australian SMEs to get ahead of machine failures in order to improve efficiency, reliability and keep competitive,“ said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS.

“Through a co-funded project with AMGC, a Federally supported Initiative, we’re excited our FitMachine® technology will help Australian SMEs to get ahead of equipment breakdowns and reduce maintenance costs, by minimising unplanned outages.”

Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, AMGC added “This partnership is an outstanding opportunity for AMGC to get behind an affordable machine monitoring solution to manufacturing SMEs, to help them further boost their business and operations,” 

“The FitMachine Starter Kit project is another way AMGC is looking to support Australian manufacturing to compete globally through innovation, productivity and job growth opportunities, for the benefit of our industry.”

Business owners, maintenance staff, plant and production managers will immediately benefit through this technology, as the FitMachine will give them 24/7 real-time visibility on their equipment. Through the wireless monitoring of the equipment’s performance, staff will know how well equipment is operating and its ongoing condition, which allows them to understand equipment utilisation, plan ahead production and maintenance tasks when needed. They can sleep well knowing FitMachine is on the job.

For more information on how to apply for the 50 per cent subsidy, please visit the MOVUS website.