AVT Reliability has launched its long range, low energy Bluetooth router, Gateway, which enables contactless data collection as part of its Machine Sentry suite of Cloud-based condition monitoring tools.
Machine Sentry Gateway removes the need for manual data collection from MSF-1 sensors, improving workforce safety and freeing up operatives on the plant floor.
It can connect up to 100 vibration sensors to the internet via the ethernet, Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G cellular network and extends Bluetooth connectivity up to 50 m (160 ft). An IP65 rating makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Frederic Thomas, managing director at AVT Reliability, said: “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.”