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Smart Condition Monitoring

A holistic approach to predictive maintenance

Smart Condition Monitoring


Predictive maintenance

Manufacturers need to increase machine availability and reduce unscheduled downtime in order to respond to global competition, requiring techniques that will help to manage maintenance and maximise reliable production. Condition monitoring offers a predictive approach to plant maintenance, ensuring optimum asset performance while keeping downtime to a minimum.

The Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solution from Mitsubishi Electric provides an integrated approach to monitoring the condition of individual assets and enables a holistic approach to be taken to monitoring the asset health of the whole plant. Individual sensors provide both an in-built ‘traffic light’ warning indication at the machine, but at the same time plain text information from multiple sensors is transferred over Ethernet to the smart sensor controller for in-depth monitoring and more detailed analysis.

Benefits & functions

Operational benefits

Linking multiple sensors into the sensor control system enables the controller to analyse patterns of operation that are outside the norm, with a series of defined alarm conditions that provide alerts that attention is needed.

The SCM analysis provides detailed diagnostics, offers suggestions for where additional measurements should be taken, and provides maintenance staff more precise error identification with identifying the root case and even recommendations as to what rectification actions should be taken, with clear text messages presented to personnel. This information can be networked to higher-level systems for ongoing trend analysis across all of the assets around the plant.

  • Predictable maintenance month before breakdown
  • Reliable online monitoring of the machine
  • Intelligent process monitoring
  • Easy installation
  • Intuitive operation
  • Long term storage of historical data
  • Flexible, expandable system
  • Full service around machine diagnosis


The Smart Condition Monitoring system supports a number of functions that aid in predictive maintenance:

  • Bearing defect detection
  • Imbalance detection
  • Misalignment
  • Lack of lubricant detection
  • Temperature measurement
  • Cavitation detection
  • Phase failure recognition
  • Resonance frequency detection


The Smart Condition Monitoring system overcomes the limitations of traditional sensors. Although these indicate a developing problem on an individual machine, they give no detail about what the problem could be or how serious it might be. The SCM system provides an improved solution for:

  • Electric motors
  • Geared motors
  • Vacuum and fluid pumps
  • Ventilators and fans
  • Gearboxes
  • Compressors
  • Spindles and machine tools
  • Separators and decanters

The Smart Condition Monitoring Kit-1 COMPACT

Smart Condition Monitoring

Simple decision. The SCM Kit-1 COMPACT is one of our SCM solutions and offers outstanding value and reduces costly downtime. It is a completely preconfigured condition monitoring solution for new or existing applications with one vibration sensor and is optionally expandable with up to six sensors.

SCM Kit-1 COMPACTPart no.
Compact control cabinet H × W × D: 30 × 30 × 21 cm
incl. SmartCheck-Kit pre-configured SmartCheck sensor #1 with 10m Ethernet PoE connecting cable, expandable with up to six sensors.
Mounting with M6 screw connection
Integral programmable sensor controller for data processing and external signal handling
Integral 4.3“ operating display for visualisation and parameter adjustment
PoE switch for data signals and sensor power supply
Optional for expansion:
FAG SmartCheck - preconfigured Kit sensor #2298547
FAG SmartCheck - preconfigured Kit sensor #3298548
FAG SmartCheck - preconfigured Kit sensor #4298549
FAG SmartCheck - preconfigured Kit sensor #5298550
FAG SmartCheck - preconfigured Kit sensor #6298551
Ethernet cable 10 Metre for SCM Kit sensor271188
Ethernet cable 20 Metre for SCM Kit sensor271189
Ethernet cable 30 Metre for SCM Kit sensor298545
Ethernet cable 50 Metre for SCM Kit sensor297286
FAG SmartCheck SPM mounting adapter M8/M6271184
Knowledge Base

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