Assets Maintenance Management System (AMMS)

Unexpected breakdown due to machine failure in the textile manufacturing plant is costly. Therefore asset maintenance management is key to improving business profits and production planning. The Assets Maintenance Management System detects anomalies, reports potential problems, takes remedial measures for optimising manufacturing and maintenance schedules, and ultimately, improves total business performance.


The system consists of a control panel equipped with barcode reader and keypad, a wireless sensor network, an Asset Condition Acquisition (ACA) device and barcode tags. Wireless ACA devices are installed on the motors, water gate, and main chain of the machine to obtain a real-time operation status. Then the data is transmitted through the wireless sensor network to a back-end server for intelligent analysis. The platform provides the following services:

  • Monitoring of the key machinery assets operation technical data with wireless sensor techniques;
  • Using captured and processed data to monitor the current and/or predicted future states of an asset for maintenance actions and operational decisions;
  • Providing solution assessments so as to improve the effects of the asset maintenance assessment and develop follow-up solutions.

Industry benefit

The Assets Maintenance Management System is able to improve the efficiency of machine maintenance, and obtain the real-time condition of major components of the machine such as the motor condition, water valves and chain synchronisation.


Technological breakthrough

The system facilitates the analysis of machine operations and production conditions, so as to:

  • Reduce the opportunities of sudden machine failure;
  • Maintain repair order records in a systematic way;
  • Improve product quality and yield;
  • Optimise production flow and planning.

Licensing Details

A non-exclusive licence covers the right of making further enhancement as well as sale of the system based on the filed patent.

The research deliverable is now open for licensing. For more details, please contact us. (Email:; Tel: (852) 2627 0180)


Award Name
Silver Medal in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2015)
Related ITF project
Research Start Date 2012-03-15
Industry Partner
Wavelane Technology Limited