PFW raised the question: Do we perform our maintenance operations at the frequency needed? The answer was found together with Evora by implementing a sensor based maintenance solution using SAP Intelligent Asset Management products: SAP IoT, SAP Asset Central and SAP Predictive Asset Insights.

The project lead, Florian Bauer, expressed his appreciation to have worked with Evora as an experienced implementation partner: “From concept design and technology consulting to implementation, rollout and support in productive operation, Evora delivered everything from a single source. As a result it helped us to achieve significant improvements in maintenance cycles and thus in costs, saving 10% already in the first year.”

“Evora’s experts also supported us with the basics: data collection, analyzation and bringing it into models, which then helped us readjust our maintenance intervals and realign them with the real-life conditions,” said Michael Schnorbach, VP IT PFW Aerospace and Hutchinson Germany. Together with Evora PFW implemented OPC (Open Platform Communication) technology and made the data collected usable within the SAP ERP system, so the maintenance orders are triggered when they are required. “The cooperation with Evora was seamless, without any barriers — we work together as one company. We broke new ground in many places. It was always a bit of inventing new things, discovering new things and combining new things to achieve a viable solution,” said Schnorbach.

Thomas Scholl, Head of Infrastructure explains how PFW will additionally benefit from the implemented solution: “Future applications are not limited to maintenance planning, but through the integration of various other functions, such as vibration measurements and identifying anomalies, we will be able to perform even more targeted and accurate maintenance and repairs, and the performance level of the machines can be increased even further.”


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