Reduce breakdowns, increase asset life
Our wireless condition monitoring system
Predictive maintenance is not just for the process of critical machinery anymore. Our wireless condition monitoring Industrial Node is the perfect device to monitor machine vibrations and surface temperature cost-efficiently from tens, hundreds or thousands of rotating equipment, such as pumps, motors, and compressors.
Detect early signs before those become problems
Abnormal vibrations or high temperatures caused by component imbalance, misalignment, wear or improper use of equipment are early indicators of machine failure. Through the data gathered and calculated by the wireless condition monitoring Industrial Node, these irregularities can now be detected without the need for expensive wired equipment or going from machine to machine to gather data with handheld devices.
From wireless mesh to any cloud or on-premise Edge gateway
Our condition monitoring Industrial Nodes operate in a wireless mesh network. Devices send data directly or via other devices to Gateways that connect the mesh of devices to any cloud platform over a wired or wireless network. Data is always available in the cloud for review and further analysis. As fully wireless and battery-operated, these Industrial Nodes are easy to deploy to new or retrofit to existing machinery. Key configuration parameters can be easily managed from the cloud remotely.
Attach node directly to machine surface
Direct attachment between the Industrial Node and the machine surface minimizes the vibration transmission route for the best measurement quality. It requires a flat surface of 32mm diameter and hole for M8 bolt with 18.5mm of threading.
Attach node with nut adapter
Using a nut adapter enables attaching the Industrial Node to a spot with less available space in diameter, shorter M8 opening with less threading and with additional epoxy to uneven surface. It requires a nut adapter, flat surface of 25mm diameter,
Attach node with an epoxy mount adapter
Using an epoxy mount adapter enables attaching Industrial Node to the uneven surface and without an opening for a bolt. It requires an epoxy mount adapter, epoxy, and surface of 32mm diameter.
Wireless condition monitoring system – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does the RipplesIOT wireless condition monitoring solution do
A. RipplesIOT 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 understanding of 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 dashboards for outdoor and greenhouse farm monitoring, industrial warehouse monitoring, cold chain management, indoor air quality, earthquake, human detection, etc.
Q. Does the dashboard provide real-time updates using the factory condition monitoring system
A. Yes, our dashboard has up-to-date information based on the transmission frequency configured at the time of installation.
Anomaly detection in rotating equipment, such as pumps, motors, and compressors
Q. What information & functions are provided as part of RipplesIOT condition monitoring system
A. Functions can include information such as vibration, CO2 levels, pressure, temperature, relative humidity, 6 axis motion, tilt, noise levels, ambient light, air quality, earthquake detection, room occupancy, acceleration, etc.
Q. How can this solution of your help in reducing repair and maintenance
A. Prevention is better than cure. Cost of breakdowns and nonscheduled maintenance do cost money to upset the operating budgets of factories. Using our machine data dashboards and data visualization tools, shop floor managers will easily be able to monitor equipment utilization, detect abnormalities in equipment behavior, which in turn 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, email notification, fault detection, abnormal vibration readings, etc.
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 Industrial IOT starter kits
Q. Explain the steps involved in the 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.
Condition monitoring system in manufacturing
Q. What sort of hardware devices you use to deploy the gateway and device management software
A. Our retrofit wireless monitoring solutions can be deployed on Dell EMC Edge gateway devices. Using HDMI cables, the dashboard can be shown the information on TV screens.
Q. Huh. Is the data on the cloud. We are worried about security and privacy as we operate in a restricted zone.
A. 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 sounds 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 the anti-tamper and theft mechanism which provides alerts if anyone tries to forcefully remove the module from the attached equipment.
Q. Please give examples of equipment on which RipplesIOT retrofit solutions can be implemented.
Equipment utilization monitoring – Forklifts, 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, semiconductor, 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. 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 condition monitoring 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 sent to multiple persons.
Q. Which is better for Vibration monitoring – Piezoelectric vs MEMS
A. The question is explained here – Piezo Electric Vs MEMS
Q. What software technologies are used in the making of Ripples IOT Pte ltd
A. As mandated by the Industrial Internet Consortium, our solutions are built using open source IOT tick stack