The heat generated by failing motors and bearings can be detected before the devices shut down, minimizing facility downtime and machine damage.
FlexPower Nodes equipped with thermocouple or RTD
sensors can be mounted near the monitored motors or can be mounted on AGVs for a mobile temperature monitoring system.
A FlexPower Node equipped with a thermocouple or RTD collect temperature readings to monitor the environmental conditions near motors or bearings.
The sensor data is sent to a Gateway installed in a central control location. When predetermined temperature levels are detected, the red light of a stack light connected to a Gateway lights up, alerting personnel that maintenance is required.
With this information, maintenance personnel can more accurately predict failure and service the machine based on performance indicators to minimize down time and damage.
The outputs from one thermocouple/Node combination can be mapped to one light or many thermocouple/Node combinations can be mapped to many lights through the Modbus host connection on the Gateway.