AVT Reliability offers contactless data collection
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.”