Minimizing Costly Downtime Through A Predictive Asset Monitoring Solution

"Things break. Assets usually run continuously and require a lot of maintenance. Having insight into our machine assets and when they are starting to show signs of failure is very important to maintaining the safety of our people while keeping the machines healthy and running smooth."

Minimizing Costly Downtime Through A Predictive Asset Monitoring Solution

Business Challenge

It's not a matter of if a hydraulic hose will go bad, but a question of when. When hoses fail on a garbage truck or on heavy machinery, companies spend millions of dollars on hydraulic fluid cleanup, fines, remote service and medical costs that result from injuries.


Digi designed a wireless monitoring system to predict hose failure before an issue occurs. By proactively monitoring the health of the hydraulic hoses on widely deployed assets, Eaton was able to extend visibility into their customers’ machine assets.

By extending this value service offering, Eaton’s customers have real-time access to their machine asset health, up-time, status and alarm thresholds. We helped a century-old Fortune 200 company turn this big problem into a new revenue stream for their service organization.


Predictive asset monitoring keeps assets running longer and minimizes costly downtime tied to breakdowns.

About Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with sales of $22 billion in sales in 2013. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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