MachineSense Releases Advanced New Sensor for Long Distance and Outdoor Applications

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Baltimore, MD – May 7, 2018: MachineSense, LLC. (machinesense.com) has released for sale a series of LoRa sensors. This technology will extend their reach to long distance and outdoor applications where access to power and Wi-Fi is often an issue. The new sensors will be on display in booth W3729 during NPE2018: The Plastics Show being held this week in Orlando, FL.

The new high-end wireless sensors will measure vibration, vacuum, pressure, temperature and energy in real time, much like MachineSense’s existing sensors, but by using the LoRa technology this IP67 grade sensor can be extended from the typical 15-30 foot distance for BLE technology to as far as 6.2 miles or 10 kilometers line of sight distance.

The new sensor will integrate with MachineSense’s existing predictive maintenance and analytics products, including Power Analyzer, Vacuum Pump Analyzer and Component Analyzer.

“By integrating the LoRa Series Sensor into MachineSense edge and cloud applications, a range of new applications will be enabled in the areas of long-distance vacuum conveying processes, conveying lines connecting to outdoor silos, outdoor water pumps, outdoor compressor oil and air filters, the monitoring of large diesel generators and drilling machines in the oil and gas industry and large motors in mining applications to name a few,” said MachineSense co-founder and CTO, Dr. Biplab Pal.

“LoRa stands for Long Range. It’s a technology that uses unlicensed spectrum below 1GHz along with a form of direct sequence spread spectrum modulation that provides signal detection below the noise level. LoRa technology is battery operated and offers a very compelling mix of long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission. Public and private networks using this technology can provide coverage that is greater in range compared to that of existing cellular networks. It is easy to plug into the existing infrastructure and offers a solution to serve battery-operated IoT applications where access to power is a challenge,” said James Zinski, CEO of MachineSense, LLC.

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