Plant Reliability specialist AVT Reliability has enhanced its Machine Sentry suite of cloud-based condition monitoring tools with the launch of its long range, low energy Bluetooth router, Gateway.
Easy to install and simple to use, Machine Sentry Gateway removes the need for manual data collection from MSF-1 sensors. This improves workforce safety and frees up valuable time for operatives on the plant floor.
It can connect up to 100 vibration sensors to the internet via the ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/4G cellular network, and extends Bluetooth connectivity up to 50m (160 ft). An IP65 rating makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Frederic Thomas, Managing Director at AVT Reliability, said: “Machine Sentry Gateway is the most user-friendly online condition monitoring system on the market today.
“Power over ethernet means set-up is flexible and it can be easily deployed, and scaled up if required, anywhere on a plant.
“The Machine Sentry platform allows data to be stored securely in the cloud, where it can be managed by authorised personnel on one easy-to-use interface, from any location, using a standard web browser. Vibration data collected from Machine Sentry sensors is then analysed by ADA™ the Automated Diagnostic Assistant.”
He added: “AVT Reliability strives to stay one step ahead in digital condition monitoring approaches. We believe Machine Sentry Gateway seals our reputation for bringing truly game-changing products to the UK, European and American markets.
“This new addition is the first of many developments AVT Reliability have pending, all designed to improve the transition and experience of users to a truly innovative and sustainable Industry 4.0 solution”.