Fluke Connect: Facebook for asset health

1.	Asset data streaming to a smart device with a facility in the background.

The Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring software connects to more than 80 Fluke tools and sensors, streams real-time data on asset condition and stores historical trends for later review.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the way maintenance teams go about their work. Where once clipboards and manual measurements reigned supreme, cloud-connected tools and sensors are taking over. Because of the evolving landscape of IIoT technologies, Fluke released its first software-as-a-service (SaaS) — Fluke Connect.

The Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring (FCCM) software is cloud-connected and as easy to use as social media, dealing with assets instead of people. The software allows teams to track assets, view real-time data and historical trends, and it reduces maintenance routes. It can store and classify asset data, integrating it from more than 80 Fluke tools and sensors.

Fluke Connect doesn’t just connect to Fluke tools and sensors. Just as Facebook allows its users to separate friends into groups and integrate information from other sources, Fluke Connect manages information from:

Third-party tools and sensors

Assets with built-in sensors

Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software

Integrates control/management systems:

  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Building management software

“I can tell you, it’s paid for itself “Maintenance and plant managers can see which assets are operating within specifications and which are not.”

–Alex Desselle, a product application specialist at Fluke Digital Systems and Accelix

In addition to managing all the incoming information, Fluke Connect makes all this accessible from anywhere, at any time via smart devices. Maintenance teams are better equipped to respond to maintenance demands when they have the necessary information at their fingertips.

“Today, tools wirelessly connect to the cloud, so technicians never need to write anything down,” said Alex Desselle, a product application specialist for Accelix.

Equipping facilities with a solution that combines software and data from sensors and tools moves maintenance programs along the path to predictive maintenance. Teams gain actionable insights into asset health, while also reducing manual measurement taking and unnecessary schedule-based routes.

2.	A user checks condition monitoring data on a smart device.
Maintenance teams can use the Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring software from anywhere, at any time, giving them the information they need to make data-driven decisions at their fingertips.

With a future full of cloud-connected technologies, the time has never been better to integrate real-time data into maintenance workflows. While Fluke Connect isn’t Facebook, it will allow your teams to gain a greater understanding of overall asset health. Start down the path to the future with Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring software and the associated tools and sensors.

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