Archive for the ‘Measure + Control’ 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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Pump controller for monitoring and controlling a 2-pump sewage station

Friday, August 24th, 2018 von admin

EC 531 is an all-in-one unit for control and monitoring of sewage pumping stations with one or two pumps. The equipment controller ensures increased efficiency and reliability of municipal pumping stations and supports all aspects of the LCC (life cycle costs) calculations.

Acc. a Sulzer information “It offers straightforward control and monitoring via floats or advanced control via a continuous level signal. EC 531 is also equipped with smart VFD control including PID and BEP, which save energy, and equipment costs.”

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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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Pressure transmitters for remote commissioning of functional safety

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 von admin

Siemens presented Sitrans P320/420, the first pressure transmitter on the market to feature remote safety handling reducing commissioning time in applications requiring functional safety.

Via Simatic Process Device Manager (PDM) the safety integrity level (SIL) devices will be commissioned: rather than manually attending to each individual device across the facility, operators can commission transmitters from the control room. This next generation of pressure transmitters was developed according to IEC 61508 standard for the use in SIL 2/3.

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Metal seated ball valves for up to 420 bar and 450 °C

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 von admin

The patented design of the so-called ‘Dissolution’ ball valve offers optimized distribution of forces and loads in the ball valve, so that they only occur where they are actually needed. This means that the ball valve made by AS-Schneider can be actuated easily even under high pressures up to 420 bar.

The forces needed to maintain the tightness between ball seat and valve body are only directed onto the corresponding graphite seal rings (see figure).

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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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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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More than two million installed electromagnetic flowmeters

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 von admin

After extensive market and competitive research, the market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan honored Endress+Hauser with the Global Market Leadership Award.

The company was recognized during Frost & Sullivan’s awards gala in California. “Endress+Hauser’s success is tied to a strong customer focus and a high level of innovation,” says Dr. Rajender Thusu, Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst. The company invests heavily in research and product development in order to meet its customers’ requirements in the area of liquid flow measurements.

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2017- a solid year for Endress+Hauser

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 von admin

In its preliminary financial figures for 2017, Endress+Hauser reported a broadly supported growth in sales, solid profitability and a marked increase in employment. The company is a leading global provider of process and laboratory measurement engineering, automation solutions and services. The Group’s consolidated net sales rose 4.8 percent to 2.2 billion euros. Exchange rate impacts prevented the company from generating even better numbers for the year. “Expressed in local currencies, we grew more than six percent in 2017,” emphasized Chief Financial Officer Dr Luc Schultheiss.

“The consumer-driven economic boom has now reached the capital goods industry as well,” said Matthias Altendorf, CEO of the Group. Higher demand for the company’s products and services spurred a significant increase in new hires, especially in production. Endress+Hauser had 13,299 employees at the end of 2017, an increase of 296 over the prior year.

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