Archive for the ‘Pump Drives’ Category

Augury and Grundfos enter strategic partnership

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 von admin

Grundfos and Augury are partnering to bring continuous diagnostics to Grundfos’ current and coming customers as well as co-developing smart diagnostics capabilities in future products. The partnership will combine Augury’s unique knowledge within algorithm powered machine listening, with the deep expertise in water technology and pump systems of Grundfos to create ready-to-implement, world-class condition monitoring services and solutions. Ultimately presenting the companies’ customers across the globe with new, digitally enabled, resilient and reliable offerings with best in class competencies, technologies and market propositions.

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Challenges With Shaft Alignment In Chemical-Transfer Applications?

Friday, August 17th, 2018 von admin

Technical paper by Geoff VanLeeuwen

Shaft misalignment can result in compromised pumping-system uptime, reliability and safety. Blackmer offers a solution with its new alignment-free GNX Series sliding vane pumps.

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Technical Paper: How to – Vibration Analysis

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 von admin

Fig. 1 Analyzing vibration measurements on Omnitrend Center taken by Vibscanner 2.

It’s not a secret, that vibration on machines causes severe issues – not only on a long term perspective. Vibration, caused by any issue is the natural enemy of any rotating machine such as a pump. Due to the latest handheld high-speed data collector Vibscanner by Pruftechnik vibration of all kind on all kind of machine can be detected during the maintenance routine.

With the special software Omnitrend Center the measurement results of Vibscanner 2 (Fig. 1) can be analyzed deeply and used for an entire machine health program. But what measurements does the new high-speed data collector Vibscanner 2 deliver, how do you interpret these and how can you react on these measurements? Let us give you a quick kick-start into vibration analysis to help keep your pumps alive.

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Improved Bluetooth Monitoring Solution

Friday, July 27th, 2018 von admin

The i-Alert2 sensor upgrade improves

  • battery performance,
  • enable programmable monitoring intervals to detect faster transient fault conditions,
  • and expand monitoring coverage to large slow-speed pumps.

“These continuous improvements and portfolio expansion, driven by our users’ feedback, provide customers greater flexibility when using our state-of-the-art Bluetooth monitoring solution,” said David Malinas, President of ITT Industrial Process.

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New app simplifies pump operation

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 von admin

This new KSB app called ‘FlowManager’ can be used to operate and configure the PumpDrive 2 and PumpDrive 2 Eco variable speed systems. It can also be used to adjust the fixed speed of MyFlow Drive to the optimum operating point. The new KSB FlowManager app features all of the familiar basic functions from previous versions of the MyPump Drive app and supports both IOS and Android devices. It is available for download from the iTunes Store and Google Play Store free of charge.

The app’s main functions can be summarised under the terms operation and monitoring.

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Plug & Play sensor enables predictive gear unit maintenance

Monday, June 4th, 2018 von admin

Gear unit manufacturer Flender will be launching its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist app at the Achema show in Frankfurt am Main. The new smart sensor in the Diagnostex product series is a plug & play solution for measurement of vibrations and temperatures on the gear unit and notifies the system operator of irregularities by app straight to his smartphone or tablet. It enables the planning of predictive service work before unscheduled interruptions or stoppages of the production process can occur.

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Siemens extends synchronous-reluctance drive systems

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 von admin

Siemens is extending its portfolio of Simotics synchronous-reluctance motors to include the two new shaft heights, AH90 and AH225. With these new additions, the company is addressing calls from renowned manufacturers of pumps.

The motors are available in a power range of 0.55 to 45 kW, and now also with rated speeds of 1,500 and 3,000 min1. In conjunction with the recently launched Sinamics Reluctance Control License, precise encoderless closed-loop torque control is possible down to a standstill. The license enables field-oriented (vector) closed-loop control even when at a standstill – reliably eliminating the possibility of the synchronous motor “stalling” at any time even if the load inertia is not known.

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Converter handling simplified by new module for wireless commissioning

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 von admin

The new Sinamics G120 Smart Access Module enables the wireless connection of mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones or laptops over WiFi to the Sinamics G120, Sinamics G120C and Sinamics G120P pump converter series, making for considerably simpler converter handling.

The module is set up in a few simple steps using a conventional web browser and any standard operating system. The web server functionality eliminates the need to download any additional software. With its intuitively structured user interface and menu guidance, the module offers outstanding user convenience.

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Thought-through coupling solutions bring noticeable advantages

Monday, April 16th, 2018 von admin

Jochen Pelzer

Technical paper by Jochen Pelzer

The coupling of drives with work machines like pumps, fans and compressors is simple – at least at first glance. Because, while for selection of the right coupling knowledge of torque and speed are theoretically sufficient, practice shows that plenty of experience and high-quality products increase availability and reduce service costs.

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KSB puts pumps into the Internet of Things

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 von admin

At this year’s Achema, KSB is presenting a new pump monitoring system called KSB Guard. Networked vibration and temperature sensors fitted directly to the pump make availability at plant level transparent. The system ensures that changes in the operating behaviour of the machine are detected at an early stage, and maintenance work can be better planned, without having to be on site with the pump. Unlike previous systems, KSB Guard is ideally suited for retrofitting. The sensor unit is attached to the bearing bracket or the drive lantern of the pump using a magnet and adhesive, and can be mounted during operation, with no need for changes to the machine. A battery unit, which is also supplied, provides self-sufficient power supply.

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