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Canary in a coal mine and the Motornostix Canary®

Canaries were once regularly used in coal mining as early warning systems of toxic gases. The gas would kill the bird before affecting the miners. The visual and audible canary was therefore an excellent early warning system and the phase “canary in a coal mine” is frequently used to refer to a person or thing that serves as a warning of a looming crisis. Likewise is it the Motornostix Canary® that offers a critical early warning solution for people to be safe and run production optimally.


About Motornostix (Pty) Ltd

Motornostix (Pty) Ltd, Reg. No 2000/024321/07 was founded in 2000 as a privately-owned company.  The Motornostix® solutions are proudly South African with both MHS™ and ID Canary™ developed specifically for easy application on production critical and most rotating machines.  Motornostix as an EME company, has a 100% BBBEE compliance Level 4 rating.

Motornostix (Pty) Ltd is a South African technology company with a specific sense of purpose to assist companies, engineers and maintenance people in establishing cost effective condition based maintenance in a mature and easy to implement manner.  Motornostix (Pty) Ltd, established in 1999, now after many years in the online condition monitoring business:

·       has a proven track record on various industrial machines;

·       has cost effective globally deployable solutions that can meet client’s needs;

·       forms strategic partnership with other complimenting specialist service providers to support the industry;

·       has capability to configure customized application of the MHS™ technologies to suit client’s needs in the best possible way;

·       is proud to be a South African technology company with manufacturing done in South Africa.


Our Team

Our team consists of engineers from the mechanical, electrical and electronic disciplines, software development, technicians and administration staff.  With many decades of experience in plant maintenance, asset management, electronics, sensor and signal processing, software development and making things work and work well in the real world and the internet of things are we confident in delivering real value to our clients.

Motornostix® specialises in remote online condition monitoring of rotating machines.   We developed and continuously improve our Machine Health Surveillance solution based on the Motornostix Canary® data logger, software and machine-to-cloud-to-shop-floor data management and monitoring solutions.

We assist our clients with other complimenting condition monitoring solutions for which we partner with other condition monitoring and asset management specialists to offer an optimal condition monitoring mix to our clients.  




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