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COVER STORY Drive maintenance service integrates with in

SEW-Eurodrive has launched what it calls its Complete Drive Management (CDM®


service that integrates the maintenance and servicing of industrial drives with an innovative online databank.

The CDM® databank provides a complete

overview of all the drive technology within a factory, or group of factories, including all the installed drives and those held in storage. A user can see at a glance the condition of each drive, access its service history and schedule maintenance by an SEW-Eurodrive engineer. CDM®

streamlines, simplifies and increases

the efficiency of a plant’s drive technology maintenance regime. It can reduce downtime, cut unnecessary stock, identify potential problems in advance and target older drive technology that could be replaced to improve energy efficiency.

The data is organised in an easy-to-use hierarchical system. After logging on through SEW-Eurodrive’s secure DriveGate portal, a user is presented with an interface that makes it simplicity itself to navigate around all the drive systems installed on plant and equipment, as well as those in storage. As a multisite tool for example, let’s say a company has two factories and a warehouse. A maintenance engineer could log on and select either Factory 1, Factory 2 or the Warehouse. This would open a list of all the plant and equipment using drive technology at that site. It could show, for example, a list of all the production lines, a packaging facility and the stores.

Clicking on one of the production lines would take the user to a list of all the drive

technology installed on that line. Each unit is given its own CDM®

tag with a unique code,

so there’s no need for crawling around in cramped spaces with a torch to read a drive’s nameplate. The databank provides the name and location of all the drive components, including any units that have not been manufactured by SEW-Eurodrive. Selecting any one of the components in the list will present all the relevant documentation and information relating to that unit. This includes a 3D CAD drawing of the product in the exact orientation it is installed on the line, a photo of the installed drive and all the documentation, such as operating and installation instructions. There’s no chance of mislaying important information any more. CDM®

takes the 20 Bulk Solids Today

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