The monitoring and preventive maintenance of low-voltage motors is often time-consuming and expensive. That could change with the IoT and smart sensors. Attached directly to the motor, smart sensors wirelessly supply information on operating and condition parameters.
The smart sensor gives information on parameters such as vibration, temperature or overload and calculates power consumption. The data are analyzed by a specially developed software program and delivered in the form of graphics for maintenance planning. Downtime can be reduced by 70%. With better maintenance, the lifetime of the motors can extended by up to 30% and energy consumption reduced by as much as 10%.
This innovative solution is not restricted to new motors made by ABB. The sensors can be installed at the factory or retrofitted on already operating low-voltage motors within minutes.
Cyber security is guaranteed at all times with the sensor technology. The sensor is not electrically connected to the motor, so unauthorized parties cannot access the motor through this route. The smart sensors wirelessly transmit the data using encryption protocols to a secure server where they are analyzed using special algorithms. The cloud-based server implementation fulfills strict specifications for cyber security. The data are stored in the cloud in encrypted form. The Internet-based customer portal also uses a role-based access protocol to make the data securely accessible.
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