ABB smart sensor technology provides real-time monitoring information

Author: EIS Release Date: Nov 7, 2019

ABB Ability smart sensors provide wireless condition monitoring for Dodge gear reducers delivering information aimed at preventing unexpected downtime and extend equipment life.

The ABB ability digital powertrain concept has been extended to cover Dodge gear reducers fitted with the smart sensor for mechanical products.

The digital powertrain enables real-time health monitoring of industrial processes such as drives, motors, pumps, bearings and gearing. Operators can get immediate access to this key data.

Dodge gear reducers provide an enclosed gear train between a motor and the machinery it is driving.

They enable the output speed to be reduced while increasing torque. Fitting the gear reducers with the smart sensor for mechanical products provides an early indicator of any potential problems by collecting vibration and temperature information.

The smart sensor is mounted on the gear reducer and communicates wirelessly via a smartphone or another device. This enables remote monitoring for equipment installed in hard to reach and potentially hazardous areas, improving worker safety.

“The capability for remote monitoring of temperature and vibration data across multiple assets within the digital powertrain enables maintenance teams to build a complete picture of the overall health of their equipment,” says Artur Rdzanek, product manager for sensor technologies, Dodge mechanical products at ABB.