Monitoring machinery health with DEXTER Agents from Macsea
Macsea Limited is marketing DEXTER Agents software agent technology for machinery health monitoring. As their web site notes:
The philosophy behind DEXTER Agents is to provide you with new tools to automate the equipment monitoring and performance analysis functions currently performed by your people. As the levels of plant automation increase, there’s simply too much process data to convert into useful business (maintenance) information. DEXTER Agents allows you to create software agents that automatically perform these tasks, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It’s a simple process to create a prognostic agent that acquires process data, performs historical trending analysis to detect anomalous equipment behaviors, and predicts failures before they have a chance to happen. The agents alert you if a problem is detected, otherwise they continue to do their job unobtrusively in the background as part of your enhanced automation system.