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Sulzer introduces IoT condition monitoring device for data collection


September 3, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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Sulzer Sense IoT condition monitoring device.Sulzer Sense IoT condition monitoring device. Photo: Sulzer

Sulzer has introduced the a new wireless IoT condition monitoring system that sends data to the cloud.

The Sulzer Sense solution includes wireless sensors that are attached to a pump, agitator, motor or any rotating equipment. The sensors measure temperature and vibration and send the data to the cloud. This means that the operating status of the equipment can be remotely monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sulzer Sense devices are battery powered and operate in a wireless mesh network.

The condition monitoring feature identifies changes in condition parameters and indicates potential faults at an early stage. The new device will detect possible imbalance, misalignment, looseness and bearing wear. This supports predictive maintenance and helps to avoid sudden pump failure and eventual downtime.

The Sense data is sent to the cloud and can be monitored in Sulzer’s online service on a mobile, tablet, laptop, etc. anywhere and anytime. The customer can set an alert value and will automatically be alarmed if this value is exceeded. No manual measurement is required.