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QinetiQ North America, a global developer of innovative technology solutions, on August 10 announced that its subsidiary, Spectro Inc., has introduced SpectroTrack, a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) optimized for real-time machine condition monitoring. The software provides the user with data to make maintenance decisions based on machine condition, increasing the availability of key assets, reducing unscheduled maintenance by detecting and correcting problems before major failures occur and extending oil drain intervals and equipment life. The net benefit is the ability to maximize the use of maintenance resources to meet operational, safety and profitability goals.
SpectroTrack is fully integrated with the Spectro Inc. product line including the Spectroil Q100 Oil Analysis Spectrometer, the SpectroLNF Q200 Particle Shape Classifier and Particle Counter, the SpectroVISC Q300 Viscometer, the FluidScan Handheld Lubricant Condition Monitor and the SpectroFTIR Q400 Oil Degradation & Contamination Analyzer. The software also includes the ability to store vibration, thermographic and performance data. The database records asset information relating to scheduling, service intervals, maintenance notes, locations, status, supporting documents, etc. Additional interfaces as well as manual data entry from non-Spectro instruments are also available to provide a comprehensive record of all data related to the asset. The user can set automatic alarms for data that exceed trends or levels.
SpectroTrack runs as a web-based application. Users can access all necessary functionality through the Internet using a standard Web browser as well as browser-enabled cell phones and PDAs. SpectroTrack is unique in that it is CMMS software designed specifically for the in-service oil analysis laboratory and actually duplicates the routine tasks of the laboratory and the assets being monitored.
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and commercial customers. More than 6000 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. Headquartered in McLean, Va., QinetiQ North America had annual revenues of more than $1 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2010.
About Spectro Inc.
Spectro Inc. became a part of QinetiQ North America's Technology Solutions Group in 2008. Based in Littleton, Mass., Spectro specializes in instrumentation for machine condition monitoring. It is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of oil and fuel analysis equipment to the U.S. military and a range of industries including petrochemical, mining, power generation and commercial testing laboratories. Its products include the SPECTROIL line of emission spectrometers for wear metal analysis, lubricant degradation/contamination analyzers, particle analysis instruments and complete turnkey systems for oil or fuel analysis laboratories that include all required instruments, software, installation, training and applications support.