The automotive industry is one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries, being under continuous pressure to improve performance in a highly competitive, cost-sensitive environment. In the wake of guiding principles like lean production, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and World Class Performance (WCP), condition monitoring has become a key factor, and SPM has been dealing with the main manufacturers in Europe and Asia for many years.

Maintaining high-level availability in the production lines is a top priority to the automotive industry. One of the areas where it is especially important to keep availability up is in paint shops. The main applications here are air handling units, pumps etc. Presses and transfer presses, where the formation of plate is done is another important section of the industry.

Other areas where condition monitoring plays an important role is in various test machinery, e.g. car test bench (artificial roads), electrical breaks for reliability testing and endurance testing of motors and transmission components, wind tunnels etc.

SPM offers every piece of hardware and software equipment needed for an efficient condition monitoring solution, from the point of data collection all the way through to evaluated measurement data. Our measuring techniques for bearing and vibration monitoring are efficient and well-proven. On slowly rotating machinery, the SPM HD® measuring technique can be used with benefit. SPM HD uses RPM based sampling frequency and algorithmic correlation techniques to ensure the highest possible signal quality and razor sharp spectrums for analysis.

SPM condition monitoring equipment is installed in automotive industries in all corners of the world. Among our users are VOLVO, Porsche, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, SAAB, Scania, Volkswagen, General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Audi.