Ajman, United Arab Emirates
ABB Smart Sensor –a simple device attached
directly to the motor frame, self-powered and does not require a wired
connection to the motor. It can be fitted in less than 15 minutes. An app is
downloaded to a smartphone or tablet and the motor nameplate data is entered
including rpm, operating frequency and bearing type. In-built Bluetooth
low-energy technology connects between the motors and the smartphone and data
The smart sensor monitors the motor’s performance and detects
issues like bearing faults, air gap eccentricity, cooling problems and
overloading. It can reveal issues that account for 70 percent of motor
This is nothing short of a maintenance revolution. Instead of
making time-consuming manual measurements and reports on each motor, engineers
can now easily access each motor’s health parameters at any time from
smartphones, tablets or PCs. A quick glance at the screen provides a first
level indication of the motor’s condition. Red means critical; the findings
need to be verified immediately and corrective action taken. Yellow indicates
the motor is okay for now, but will need maintenance during the next scheduled
downtime. Green indicates all is well, no action required.
The smart sensor can even send alerts to smartphones if
problems are detected. Maintenance engineers can use a desktop PC to quickly
and easily access the motor’s trend data held on a secure ABB portal for
further insight into the motor’s health and operational profile.
TriElectric has already installed all the sensors we had in
stock and now have a waiting list for customers.