Posts Tagged ‘digitalisation’

Advanced pump analytics platform shortlisted for Swiss Digital Economy Award

Monday, November 5th, 2018 von admin

Sulzer will be joining other leading high-tech companies for the Swiss Digital Economy Awards which will be held on November 21 in Zurich. Its Blue Box solution, which uses existing pump data to deliver near-real-time analysis of pump performance and reliability, has been shortlisted for an award in the Highest Digital Quality category.

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VDMA at Achema: Pumps + Vacuum pumps meeting “Industry 4.0” demands

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 von admin

The future pump and vacuum pump is intelligent and digitally integrated, according to manufacturers joined at VDMA Pumps + Systems as well as VDMA Vacuum technology. At present manufacturers are developing an administration shell based upon existing information models. This shell, the digital twin, contains all data specifying a pump. „All requested realizations as for example an OPC UA companion specification can be directly deducted from information out of the administration shell. This is evident when developing a pump to meet “Industry 4.0” demands,“ informs Christoph Singrün, managing director at VDMA Pumps + Systems, in the run-up to the Achema in Frankfurt.

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What will the pump of the future look like?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Few components in plant and equipment engineering are as steeped in tradition as the pump. But how does this fit in with the age of digitalisation? And is it even possible to design a hydraulic element that is fit for Industry 4.0? KSB has been reconciling these two worlds successfully for some time now.

KSB has always focused primarily on the optimisation of pumps – knowing the exact load profile and tuning the pump to the operating point. This is borne out by the sheer number of different pump casings and materials used and the impeller adjustment options available. However, conditions can change during the life of a pump and it often happens that a pump no longer runs at the optimum operating point. This also applies to newly installed pumps. For years now, KSB experts have therefore been investigating how to optimise pumps more easily without using complex analytics or even having to replace the pump.

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