- July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018 - ABB has developed the ABB Ability Smart Sensor for low voltage motors. The smart sensor can be retrofitted to many types of existing low voltage motors in minutes. It attaches to the motor frame without wires and uses Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate operational data to a smartphone app, desktop PC or even in encrypted form to the cloud for advanced analytics.
The sensor collects data including: various types of vibration, bearing health, cooling efficiency, airgap eccentricity, rotor winding health, skin temperature, energy consumption, loading, operating hours, number of starts and RPM speed.
The result is that the motor lets the operator know when it's time for a service. Analytics from the cloud can also provide advice on the status and health of the entire fleet.
Plant managers looking to take the next steps should look closely at smart sensing and condition monitoring to truly embrace the age of IIoT.
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