The automotive industry is one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries, being under continuous pressure to improve performance in a highly competitive, cost-sensitive environment. In the wake of guiding principles like lean production, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and World Class Performance (WCP), condition monitoring has become a key factor, and SPM has been dealing with the main manufacturers in Europe and Asia for many years.

Maintaining high-level availability in the production lines is a top priority to the automotive industry. One of the areas where it is especially important to keep availability up is in paint shops. The main applications here are air handling units, pumps etc. Presses and transfer presses, where the formation of the plate is done is another important section of the industry. Other areas where condition monitoring plays an important role is in various test machinery, e.g. car test bench (artificial roads), electrical breaks for reliability testing and endurance testing of motors and transmission components, wind tunnels etc.

"Providing compressed air to our machines and equipment is paramount since downtime in the provision of compressed air directly affects our production. We continuously challenge our existing procedures and tools, and developing the working methods for the maintenance of compressors has been high on our wish list for a long time. Through the cooperation with SPM, we gain better control of our compressors, while also saving money by performing maintenance when needed, neither sooner nor later." 

Senior Maintenance Engineer Anders Ramström and Maintenance Manager Dick Eriksson, Scania Industrial Maintenance

Solutions for the automotive industry

SPM offers every piece of hardware and software equipment needed for an efficient condition monitoring solution, from the point of data collection all the way through to evaluated measurement data. Our measuring techniques for bearing and vibration monitoring are efficient and well-proven. On slowly rotating machinery, the SPM HD® measuring technique can be used with benefit. SPM HD uses RPM based sampling frequency and algorithmic correlation techniques to ensure the highest possible signal quality and razor-sharp spectrums for analysis.

Portable instruments

The SPM range of handheld instruments includes equipment for shock pulse measurement, vibration severity measurement and vibration spectrum analysis.

Intellinova online systems

An online condition monitoring and diagnosis system is an asset management tool that will keep constant watch over your equipment, maximizing the level of plant availability and performance.

Products for Ex environments

Products for use in potentially explosive environments includes our online system and portable instruments with accessories such as transducers, transmitters and headset with microphone.

HD technologies

Condition monitoring with High Definition (HD) technologies provides extremely long pre-warning times, thus maximizing the planning horizon for maintenance and repairs.


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Case studies

Assembly line drives in the automotive industry

This case study describes the online condition monitoring of production-critical assembly line drives in the plant of a major UK car manufacturer.