Intuitive, Actionable Maintenance Advice
for Vacuum Pumps and Blowers

Measures and Predicts the following parameters using proprietary MachineSense cloud analytics to locate and diagnose pending failure of blowers, bearings and filter as well as detailed vacuum analytics for vacuum process diagnosis.

  • Vacuum pressure level
  • Bearing condition
  • Valve condition
  • Filter condition
  • Belt tension condition
  • Oil viscosity
  • Oil level warnings
  • Blower/gear condition

 

 

MEASURES:

Vacuum

Vibration

Temperature

Pressure

Sound

Magnetic field

PREDICTS:

Vacuum level

Bearing condition

Valve condition

Filter condition

Belt tension level

Oil condition

Gearbox condition

Rotor/starter health

Overview

The MachineSenseTM Vacuum Pump Analyzer monitors current operating condition and trend health of pumps and blowers in various industrial applications. The Vacuum Pump Analyzer system provides easy- to-understand, actionable maintenance advice in advance of machine or component failure.

The Vacuum Pump Analyzer sensor easily attaches to the pump housing and constantly measures vibration, temperature and either vacuum or pressure in the supply line. A plug-in connection reliably powers the sensor, unlike competitive units that rely on batteries for power.

MachineSense’s proprietary analytics algorithm tracks and compares the collected data against a baseline to determine overall pump health. Filter status, oil status, pump utilization and vacuum or pressure level trends are all constantly monitored.

Visualization of valuable operating metrics is delivered through easy-to-understand mobile and desktop dashboards. The Vacuum Pump Analyzer will accurately predict and send text and email maintenance advice in the event of looming machine and component failures, significantly reducing the cost and inconvenience of unscheduled equipment downtime.

The Vacuum Pump Analyzer monitoring solution includes the extensive CrystalballTM software application, enabling the user to set up alarms and alarm recipients. Six months of historic data is available through equipment performance trend lines. And, a streamlined dashboard interface delivers a clear summary of the powerful analytics for all monitored equipment, neatly organized by department and location.

How it Works

1Sensor
2Data hub
3Router
4Cloud-based servers
5Desktop Crystalball predictive analytics software
6User-friendly app
7Actionable maintenance advice

MachineSense sensors are placed directly on your machines or components to automatically monitor condition. The sensor data transmits to an easy-to-install gateway and is then sent to cloud-based servers running powerful analytic software. Results are transmitted from the server to a user-friendly app where you will view machine condition and maintenance advice.

Features & Benefits

  • Affordable, low investment and easy to install on existing equipment
  • 24/7/365 constant automatic monitoring, no complicated manual measurements
  • Dedicated power supply, no need to change sensor batteries
  • Easy-to-understand maintenance advice via text or email messages
  • Hand-held and desktop dashboards clearly present current status, trends and actionable maintenance advice, no overwhelming manual data analysis
  • Accurate prediction of machine and component failures, significantly reduced unscheduled machine downtime
  • Real time and historic vacuum or pressure performance data

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Dashboards

Applications

Vacuum blowers and pumps are used in diverse industrial applications to move granules or other shapes.  Prophecy sensors have been field tested with many major blower manufacturer products and the list is always growing.  Applications for vacuum blowers and pumps include:

  • Plastics conveying (Novatec OEM product offering, see www.novatec.com)
  • Agricultural products
  • Food and beverages
  • Medical devices
  • Mining and construction
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Textiles
  • Woodworking
  • Many other general industrial applications

Industries

Specifications

Vacuum Pump Analyzer Sensor

Mechanical

Weight

7.0 oz (0.2 kg)

Dimensions length x width x depth

2.6 in x 1.7 in x 1.1 in (66.7 mm x 42.7 mm x 27.6 mm)

Sensor housing material

Metal plastic hybrid

Enclosure rating

IP64, IP65 optional

Environmental

Operating temperature

Ambient temperature

14°F (-10°C) to 149°F (65°C)

Surface temperature

up to 185°F (85° C)

Hazardous condition

Class-1 Div-2

Acceleration

Range

- 16g to + 16g

Resolution

2%

Accuracy

10 mg

Sampling rate (configurable)

300/3000 per minute

Power

Power supply (built in)

3.3 volt DC adapter

Bluetooth Communication

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)Range

15 ft

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)Tx power

-5.8 dBm

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)Standard

4.1

Vacuum Pump Analyzer Vacuum Control

Mechanical

Weight

1.5 lb (0.7 kg)

Dimensions length x width x depth

4.8 in x 5.3 in x 2.0 in (121 mm x 135 mm x 50 mm)

Enclosure material

Powder-coated steel

Enclosure rating

IP64

Vacuum Sensor

Vacuum range (from atmospheric pressure)

0-15, 0-30 PSI; 0-30.54, 0-61.08 InHg; 0-77.5,155.14 cmHg

Resolution

0.01

Accuracy (full scale span)

0.35%

Update rate

1 per second

Vacuum inlet

1/8 inch OD polyurethane tube

Environmental

Operating temperature range

14°F (-10°C) to 149°F (65°C)

Power

Power in

24VDC or 110 - 270VAC

Power out

3.3 volt

Bluetooth Communication

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Range

15 ft

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Tx Power

-7.5 dBm

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Standard

4.1

DATA HUB

Functional

Connect to machine sensor, pump sensor and electro-sensor via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Two days of storage data for disconnected applications (1 data set/second rate)

Maximum of 3 years if 1 data set/ 10 minute rate

Smart-phone/tablet-based WiFi connect app (WiFigurator)

Auto-upgrade over Internet

Mechanical

Mounting

Rail/wall mount

Enclosure rating

IP50

Dimensions length x width x depth

4.8 in x 3.0 in x 1.3 in (121 mm x 76 mm x 33 mm)

Weight

2.3 oz (0.06 kg)

Environmental

23°F (-5°C) to 150°F (65°C)

Power

5 volt DC adapter from 110 - 270VAC

ELECTRONICS

Processor

Quad core 1.2G Hz broadcom BCM2837 64-bit CPU

Memory

Micro SD card

Storage

16 GB

RAM

1 GB

I/O

40-pin extended GPIO and 4 USB Ports, full size HDMI, LAN

Radio

BCM43438 WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board

OS

Linux

Certification

CE/IEC/FCC

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