Xerium Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched SMART(R) Connect Technology, further extending functionality of the company’s patented SMART Technology platform.SMART Connect now includes seamless connectivity to existing site computer systems with automatic data backup. In addition, SMART Connect’s innovative new mobile monitoring capabilities provide the ability to monitor nip analytics from smartphones and tablets, at anytime, and from anywhere. The system also provides the ability for collaborative review of the analytics with the customers’ and Xerium’s engineers.SMART Connect can also estimate a machine’s financial cost savings opportunities by comparing the actual nip conditions to an ideal condition based on key performance parameters.
“We are very proud to release this next generation functionality for SMART Technology,” said Mr. Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “We continue to develop this unique platform to deliver more value to our customers, and continue to be excited to see them gain new insights into their complex operations enabling significant improvements to machine performance. SMART Connect technology is revolutionizing the way our customers manage their nipped roll positions in a wide variety of industrial applications. Customers continue to report benefits such as; reduced problems with roll crown issues, improved machine productivity, reduced energy consumption, and better product quality. And even with over 650 SMART Technology systems around the world, we still believe we’re just at the beginning stages for this innovative platform.”