Reduce breakdowns, increase asset life
Now, condition monitor your high value and production critical equipment to reduce cost of maintenance, repairs and downtime. Our ready to deploy condition monitoring (CM) kit can be retrofitted on your plant and machinery to help save millions of dollars through a proactive asset intelligence management system.
Condition monitoring – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does the Ripples IOT condition monitoring solution do
A. Ripples IOT retrofit sensor modules can enable asset intelligence to your legacy equipment
Q. What do you mean by asset intelligence
A. Asset intelligence means, providing additional machine information on legacy equipment to enable understand the operating environment.
Q. Can you provide any other industries where the condition monitoring kits can be put to effective use.
A. We have built use cases and dashboard for outdoor and greenhouse farm monitoring, industrial warehouse monitoring, cold chain management, hospital operation theatre monitoring etc.
Q. Does the dashboard provide real-time updates
A. Yes, our dashboard has up-to-date information based on the transmission frequency configured at the time of installation
Q. What information & functions are provided as part of Ripples IOT condition monitoring
A. Functions can include information such as CO2 levels, pressure, temperature, relative humidity, 6 axis motion, vibration, tilt, noise levels, ambient light, air quality, acceleration, liquid levels, soil moisture, pH levels etc.
Q. I want to monitor the energy management of certain equipment at my warehouse.
A. Yes, we do have a module to monitor power consumption and display the information on our integrated dashboard.
Q. How can this solution of yours help in reducing repair and maintenance
A. Prevention is better than cure. Cost of breakdowns and non scheduled maintenance do cost money to upset operating budgets of factories. Using our machine data dashboards and data visualisation tools, shop floor managers will easily be able to detect abnormalities in equipment behavior, which in turns allows them to take proactive measures.
Q. What are the key features of the dashboard
A. The versatile dashboard provides instant values from various sensor functions, alerts on abnormal values, graphs and charts based on daily or specified date range, e mail notification, fault detection, abnormal vibration readings etc.
Q. Is it easy to deploy the solution on our equipment without affecting the manufacturer warranty
A. It would not take more than 15 minutes to install our kits, and the machine data values will start showing in a few hours after due calibration. We use double sided adhesive tape to attach the sensor module on to your legacy equipment.
Q. We are not sure about the real benefits of industrial monitoring solutions. Is there a trial pack available
A. Great. You can speak to our online representatives and ask for the pricing of our wireless industrial monitoring starter kits
Q. Explain the steps involved in installation of your condition monitoring system
A. Site inspection, understanding the requirements on machine data collection, configuration sensors and dashboards, understanding analytics needs, deployment of sensor modules, calibration, test run and go live.
Q. What sort of hardware devices you use to deploy the gateway and device management software
A. Our retrofit wireless analytics solutions can be deployed on Intel NUC and Dell Edge gateway devices. Using HDMI cables, the dashboard can be shown the information on TV screens.
Q. Huh. Is the data on cloud. We are worried about security and privacy as we operate in a restricted zone.
A. No worries. Our condition monitoring solutions can be deployed on-premise edge gateway devices and would not require an internet connection, unless you want the data on your enterprise cloud storage.
Q. I have more than one equipment to be condition monitored. How is that possible
A. Our sensor modules need to be installed on each of the equipment to be intelligence enabled.
Q. So this gadget of yours sound like a fitbit for legacy equipment.
A. That is true. Vital statistics of your legacy equipment will be constantly transmitted for your operations and monitoring teams to take action.
Q. Our production area of operation is expanse and spreads over 100,000 square meters
A. We use a highly secure wireless mesh network that interconnects all our sensor modules and the coverage can into acres. The mesh technology also provided redundancy in the network
Q. Our legacy equipment has RS 485 ports. Can we pull data onto your dashboard to provide an integrated view
A. Yes, it is possible to connect our sensor modules to industry standard interfaces such as RS 485, BACNet and ModBus
Q. What is the possibility of abuse or theft of these sensor modules and devices
A. We have incorporated anti tamper and theft mechanism which provides alerts if anyone tries to forcefully remote the module from the attached equipment.
Q. How are the sensor modules powered
A. You have a choice of direct power, battery and solar panel depending on the location of the equipment.
Q. Please give examples of equipment on which RipplesIOT retrofit solutions can be implemented.
Fork lifts, cranes, CNC machines, Lathes, Compressors, exhaust pumps, Power gensets, Laboratory equipment, Mixers, Grinders, chemical pumps, agitators,blowers, centrifuges, coaters, cooling towers, dryers, heat exchangers, metal detractors, ovens, pulverizers, tablet press, Sifters, spray machines, liquid tanks etc
Q.Tell me about various industries where your condition monitoring can be deployed
A. Chemical factories, engineering industries, warehouses, pharmaceutical manufacturing, public utility spaces, hotels, airports etc
Q. Which all countries can you ship the product and what about warranty and support
A. We have engineered the solution with diagnostic tools to ensure self service. We ship globally and the products are warrantied for 2 years.
Q. Can I see a demo of your dashboard and data visualisation tools online.
A. Certainly, you can put a request on our industrial monitoring demo page or chat with our representative.
Q. We already have few process data running in a manufacturing suite, can you integrate and push the condition monitoring data to the same?
A. Our engineers have developed data flow management nodes through which the data can be pushed to popular manufacturing suites like KepWare or ThingWorx
Q. Can we set rule based alerts from your centralized monitoring system?
A. Yes, it is possible to define alert rules for each of the parameters to be tracked, alerts could be send to multiple persons
Q. Are the devices in conformance with international standards
A. Yes, you can read about the sensor module specifications related to standards, wireless emissions etc.
A. What software technologies are used in the making of Ripples IOT
As mandated by the Industrial Internet Consortium, our solutions are built using open source IOT tick stack
Besides condition monitoring, I want to monitor supply chain
Q. I want to monitor the movement of certain goods in my supply chain network
Yes, we do have sensors and dashboard monitoring solutions for supply chain visibility
Q. We have trucks moving to different international locations, and we want to monitor cold chain and possible theft conditions
Yes, we can enable the gateway devices with mobile connectivity to monitor in real-time, the condition of in-transit cargo.