Equipment & Systems
Maintenance & Reliability
Voith adds wireless sensors to its OnCare.Health predictive monitoring solution
October 3, 2023 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Voith has added wireless sensors to its OnCare.Health solution for optimized maintenance efficiency. Based on signals from the new sensors, the predictive monitoring solution reportedly detects even minor anomalies automatically and provides early indications of potential defects.
According to the company, OnCare.Health Wireless Solution can be used along the complete papermaking line for all paper grades – from stock preparation to approach flow and along the paper machine on all kinds of rotating equipment. In addition, Voith offers access to remote expert service for system care and professional diagnostics support, helping to increase customers’ overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
The wireless sensors reportedly use radio technology instead of Bluetooth or WLAN. This allows a transmission range of up to 300 meters within paper mills. Views and visualizations can be flexibly adjusted to suit different expert levels.
The new wireless sensors are self-charging due to an integrated thermal energy recovery unit. Voith shares in a press statement that unlike battery-powered sensors, they do not require regular sensor or battery replacements and have a better environmental footprint.
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