01 May 2024

Maintenance System Avoids Downtime for Food Producer

BRF, one of the world's largest food producers, has chosen WEG's asset management solution, WEG Motion Fleet Management (MFM), to monitor key industrial assets across its 42 plants.

The implementation of this technology aims to optimise industrial maintenance, directly assisting maintenance professionals and providing significant gains in efficiency, availability, and reliability of assets, resulting in substantial savings for this industry sector.

The impact of this solution on the customer's daily operations is tangible, with data-driven decision-making, increased safety for maintenance professionals (reducing MHER – man-hours exposed to risk), effective adoption of predictive maintenance, stock optimisation and purchases of spare parts.

The potential return on investment (ROI) for BRF, achieved through reduced unplanned downtime, decreased corrective maintenance, and optimised spare parts procurement, was a key factor in formalising the contract in an innovative model in the asset management market, encompassing the supply of hardware and software as a service (HSaaS).

Initial results have already been obtained, identifying a potential failure that could have caused significant losses with unplanned downtime. In addition to software notifications, the company received a detailed technical report on the potential failure with precise recommendations for planning the intervention on the asset.