Posts Tagged ‘Industry 4.0’

Predictive maintenance solution improves pump diagnostics

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 von admin

Griswold, a manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, developed SafeGuard as an predictive maintenance solution. It allows both the pump and the motor to be remotely monitored 24/7 with continuous cloud connectivity, delivering the true value of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). If an issue occurs, a proactive alert is automatically generated, including clear actionable guidance that can be easily followed by maintenance personnel to resolve the root cause of the issue. This proactive approach to pump monitoring can help lower maintenance costs “by up to 30% and result in up to 75% fewer breakdowns” – acc. an information of the manufacturer.

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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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Turning data into value: optimizing pipeline profitability

Monday, June 4th, 2018 von admin

The Blue Box by Sulzer is a set of software services leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) for asset optimization and real-time predictive maintenance. Using Sulzer’s Advanced Analytics Engine, Blue Box encompasses the capabilities of data capture, integration, visualization and big data analytics tied together for the explicit purpose of improving the reliability, efficiency and performance of physical assets. It also includes the concepts of condition monitoring, predictive forecasting and real-time actionable insights through remote process transparency. All data analysis components including data modeling, real-time predictive analytics and machine learning are performed in the Sulzer secure cloud platform. Further, this cloud-based solution simplifies regulatory compliance with a minimal IT footprint and was designed to be easily scalable.

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Augmented reality supports pump and valve service

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 von admin

At this year’s Achema, KSB Service GmbH is, for the first time, presenting its new service concept based on augmented reality. It is all about working with data glasses linked with the Internet, or with a smartphone app. Via these devices users or technicians are guided during their service work by an expert per video and audio. The experts, looking into their screen at their usual service workplace, can assess the situation through the eyes of the person present at the site.

This helps instruct technicians who are not specialised in pumps, for example, to carry out common maintenance measures, step by step. Further, the data glasses can be used to transmit exploded views or screenshots that can then be viewed in the corresponding field.

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Smart metering pumps deliver holistic solutions

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 von admin

Solenoid diaphragm metering pump with Dulconnect

Monitoring and controlling the interwoven processes produces an ever increasing amount of data and information. And this needs to be designed to be as transparent as possible. Modern metering pumps are equipped with features, which accommodate Chemistry 4.0 and/or Process 4.0. They reduce consumption of the raw materials and help to minimize operating errors and downtimes. This is achieved because the pumps are not only robust, adaptive and user-friendly, but are designed to offer comprehensive networking. They are robust: their construction ensures a long service life and high availability. They are adaptive and can automatically adapt to constantly changing operating conditions. They are user-friendly, easy to install and commission. Clear, intuitive operation ensures simple parameterization, calibration and storage. They can be networked they communicate using CANopen, Profibus and Profinet at fieldbus level and can be remote-controlled using an app.

New metering pumps gamma/ x and gamma/ XL clearly illustrate how these features are realized. ProMinent will present the new solenoid diaphragm metering pump at Achema 2018.

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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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KSB: High-efficiency motor with integrated frequency inverter

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 von admin

Prototype demonstrates potentia: The KSB Group has finished the prototype of a super-compact high-efficiency motor with an integrated frequency inverter. The 22-kW synchronous reluctance motor is a prototype featuring new semiconductor technology that provides completely new cooling management for eliminating heat from power electronics.

By integrating the frequency inverter into the motor, developers were able to reduce the unit volume by over 25 percent compared with the traditional design.

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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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Grundfos powers up with new Head of Digital Transformation

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 von admin

Fredrik Östbye joined Grundfos to further strengthen the company’s ambitions of taking digitalization to the next level in its business offerings. The 44-year-old Swede is a new Group Vice President and Head of Digital Transformation. He comes from a position as VP, Internet of Things, at the Telenor Group. Prior to that he was CEO at WaterVision AB.

Fredrik Östbye holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University, Sweden.
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Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in April 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 von admin

The actual Top 10 posts on Δ p GLOBAL Online:

  1. Sulzer Phases Out Pumpex Brand Name
  2. Grundfos: Strong result in 2015 
  3. Wilden: AODD Pumps Now Available in Aluminum
  4. KSB: New service centre in Abu Dhabi
  5. Sulzer: New efficient submersible recirculation pump
  6. KSB: New impeller combines reliability and efficiency
  7. Sundyne: API 685 Sealless Pumps
  8. Wilden: Pure-Fuse diaphragms for hygienic applications
  9. KSB: New drinking water circulators
  10. Oerlikon Leybold: High vacuum system for researchers  

Here the actual Top 10 on  Δ p Online in German

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