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NYK and MTI Develop Electronic UMS Check System


NYK and the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Makoto Igarashi) have jointly developed a Unmanned Machinery Space (UMS)  check system, the first time a Japanese shipping company has developed such a system.


Before an engine plant and equipment are operated unattended (e.g., at night), measurements need to be made, and taking such measurements is called a ???UMS check.??? In a conventional UMS check, the person in charge monitors equipment by conducting a large number of checks, manually recording the collected data on paper.


This new electronic UMS check has been specialized for mobile devices, and NYK aims to introduce it aboard its owned vessels by the end of this year. System features are as below.


  • Features of the Electronic UMS Check System







No   need for recording on paper


Numeric keypad exclusive to UMS check

Significantly reduces data-entry time compared to entry with a   conventional keypad


Warning alarm when   abnormal figures entered

Notifies operator if   abnormal figures are entered, allowing the operator to quickly respond.

Helps crew to quickly   become aware of abnormalities, and is thus a useful training tool too.


Data trends graphically displayed

Data   trends displayed as graphs, allowing chronological changes to be confirmed


Photos and video stored

Allows   storage of photos or video of irregular equipment condition


Broadband   transmission

Transmits data   directly from the mobile terminal to onshore servers, allowing onshore staff   to browse data in a timely manner


In accordance with its ???More Than Shipping 2018??? medium-term management plan, the NYK Group will continue its efforts to improve operational efficiency and safety management.