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$999 condition-monitoring kit uses Wi-Fi

22 December, 2020

Flir has announced a “low-cost” industrial condition-monitoring kit that combines vibration and temperature monitoring to maximise output, improve worker safety, and cut operating costs. The easy-to-configure system can be installed anywhere with connections to a Wi-Fi network. It can track changes in vibration and heat in real time, helping to predict potentially serious problems before failures occur.

The $999 (£834) SV87-Kit includes four wireless vibration and temperature remote sensors, along with a wireless gateway for 24/7 continuous monitoring of vibration and temperature data.

Vibration monitoring not only provides early warnings to help avoid maintenance surprises, but also allows staff to prioritise and streamline maintenance schedules. However, traditional wired continuous vibration monitoring systems can be expensive, are not always up to date, and can be cumbersome to install.

The kit transfers the monitored data via Wi-Fi to tablets, smartphones or computers, allowing users to visualise trends and receive alerts via apps or emails if thresholds are exceeded. These thresholds can be set manually or based on ISO standards.

The Flir condition-monitoring kit allows critical parameters to be viewed on handheld devices via Wi-Fi

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