A breakthrough in Health and Usage Monitoring technology is being launched by Oxley at the Defence Systems and Equipment Exhibition (DSEi) 2005 at Excel in London on 13th – 16th September.
This new miniature health and usage system, known as Oxley M-HUMS will be demonstrated on the Oxley Group stand number 1581.
Developed in collaboration with General Dynamics UK Ltd, the innovative M-HUMS technology captures hours run and other utilisation data by non-invasively sensing load currents in equipment power lines.
It integrates current sensors in a vehicle Power Distribution Unit (PDU) which ensures vehicle reliability is not affected even if the M-HUMS becomes damaged or is removed. The usage data is captured and stored in non-volatile EEPROM for interrogation by Oxley e-tag™ contact memory readers such as those being deployed by the British Army for asset control.
The M-HUMS can also connect to the main vehicle Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) to provide a comprehensive platform and LRU (Line Replacement Unit) data capture system.
It can also easily integrate to software asset management systems such as BLIS and JAMES to assist reliability centred maintenance planning and provide shared data for contractor logistics support industrial arrangements.
The system is easy to install and simply requires the addition of a small unit and one extra cable to be installed into a vehicle. It is smaller, lighter and lower in cost than other solutions and is therefore ideal for retrofit as well as new build vehicles.