Wireless battery-less sensors for continuous condition monitoring at the heart of the most critical assets
Real-time process control all over the production chain, with easy installation and simple data management
SAW sensors enable on-line measurement in harsh environments and on mobile and rotating parts.
They are easily installed without laying cables, even in retrofit, and are maintenance-free, making them very convenient and cost-effective over the equipment life-cycle.
The modularity of the platform and the available sensors make them suitable for equipment surveillance and load monitoring with respect to the equipment condition, as well as process control with recording and follow-up of temperatures inside/on the produced goods for process optimization with respect to temperature profile.
Over 80 000 sensors installed in ship engines
Kongsberg Maritime – leading monitoring solution provider for marine automation and off-shore Oil & Gas sector – integrates SENSeOR’s SAW sensitive elements into its Sentry systems for more than 10 years. The wireless temperature sensors perform continuous monitoring of the bearings inside the compressors. This system is type-approved to replace the legacy oil-mist detectors, and provides early warning in case of abnormal heating, indicating a potential defect and enabling quick and easy correction, before any major damage occurs and without failure and long outages.
More than 80 000 sensors are installed Worldwide.
We will use this technology for other breakthrough applications.
- Wireless, battery-less, featuring infinite autonomy
- Maintenance-free, long-term stable
- Low-profile, easy-to-install with modular mountings and fixation modes
- ATEX-compatible for explosive atmospheres
- Operate in harsh environments: high temperatures, electromagnetic fields, in oil-mist, fluids, dust, chemicals, humidity etc.
- Operate on rotating and mobile parts
Efficient, modular monitoring platform
- adapt the measurements and the monitoring scope to your needs: temperature, humidity, partial discharge for electrical equipment, other sensors inputs
- create a network fitting your need – no more no less –: connected to your SCADA, HMI or even cloud storage, or stand-alone, autonomous system(s) in a closed loop with local display and/or SD card data storage
- program and manage easily alarms with adjustable thresholds and notification parameters
Quick ROI and access to continuous monitoring benefits
Low cost of the solution
(both at acquisition and overtime because of the sensor robustness and no need of maintenance)
Low costs of installation
(quick and easy, reducing downtime due to implementation)
Cost reductions induced by the condition-based maintenance of the Equipment
(less maintenance visits, less failures and repair costs, less downtime and production loss)
Extended asset lifetime
Optimized productivity and throughput
Energy consumption reduction through process optimization and efficiency
High value and quick Return on Investment
And the most valuable of all the benefits: enhanced safety for operators and users
SAW sensors can bring high value thanks to continuous monitoring and process control in many industries, in Transportation (rail, shipping, on- off-highway vehicles), in Automation, in Aeronautics, Oil & Gas (see also Energy section), in Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries, in Food and Beverage Industry (see also Food and Beverage industry section), Paper industry etc., in brief, in any factory taking the way to “Smart Factory” of the (not so far) future!
Continuous monitoring of rolls with temperature probes
High-temperature packaging for the sensors, high-temperature emission antennas available for harsh environments
Modbus communication with SCADA network or autonomous network with local display
Sensors under development for temperatures up to 600°C
Real-time monitoring of fluid couplings
Low-profile, very light sensor, axial or radial screw mounting, customizable insertion length,
withstands high levels of shocks and vibrations, g force, high-speed rotation
Seamless interfacing of the system with existing SCADA network or closed-loop system with customizable alarms
On-line temperature monitoring of driveline cardan shaft bearings
Screw-mounted sensors in shaft bearings for industrial drivelines (shredders, cold rolling mills, paper machines)
Modular interface with HMI or SCADA (Modbus-RTU, analog output, wireless communication like Zigbee etc.)
The versatility of SAW sensors and SENSeOR’s monitoring platform opens the door to many other possible monitoring applications like brakes temperature control in vehicles, overheat/fire detection in planes, in-engine temperature measurement (on rotor), temperature monitoring Inside industrial furnaces and tunnel ovens, inside mixers, blenders, mills, dryers, temperature control on moving carriers, inside kilns, autoclaves, sterilization chambers etc. either for condition-based maintenance with precise surveillance of the production equipment or for process control, following the produced goods over the production chain/assembly line.
In addition to temperature monitoring, wireless passive strain gages are under development in order to cover applications like torque monitoring on rotors, pressure measurement in pipes and tanks with instrumented valves, level measurements in tanks, load/weight monitoring in logistics, and the many applications in Structural Health Monitoring.
Cryogenic sensitive elements are also available for mounting in customized sensors.