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Wirepas Mesh used in the Sulzer condition monitoring solution

March 31, 2020 - Wirepas

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Sulzer Sense condition monitoring is a unique solution that, in combination with Sulzer’s online cloud service, allows you to remotely view the operating status of all the pumps and other rotating equipment at your facility. Wireless sensors measure the temperature and vibration of the equipment in three axes. The data is gathered, analyzed and visualized. The system enables troubleshooting of processes and equipment, allowing optimization of preventive maintenance.

What is Wirepas Mesh used for?

Wirepas Mesh connects the Sulzer Sense sensors to each other. The connected sensors send the data to a gateway. From the gateway, the data is transferred to the cloud service.

Why did Sulzer choose to work with Wirepas and the Wirepas ecosystem?

  • Wirepas offered the needed competencies for wireless digital solutions.
  • Wirepas ecosystem provided proven technology that enabled fast time-to-market for the whole solution.
  • Wirepas achieves scalability in massive scale because the technology is:
    • Easy to install without specific training. The sensor devices connect automatically with each other.
    • Reliable connection and data delivery
    • Cost-competitive
  • The sensors form a battery-operated, low-power network with a battery lifetime for more than three years of condition monitoring at 24/7.

The Sulzer Sense devices are codeveloped by Sulzer and Wirepas’ partner Treon. The antenna of the product is designed by Radientum. The cloud software and mobile application is built by Bilot. In wireless connectivity, Sulzer trusted the Wirepas Mesh, which is a perfect fit for the conditioning monitoring application.

We are thrilled to work with Sulzer to support their ambition for digitalizing the industrial environment. They have a clear vision of the added value of providing this digital solution to their customers. They also recognize where it is beneficial to use an external specialist and rely on a partnership. Sulzer is well on the pulse of their customers’ needs and know the importance of successful predictive maintenance.  Industrial environments are very harsh, but thanks to our patented algorithms, Wirepas Mesh works reliably in any condition. We have experience of the most challenging industrial applications and understand what it takes to make connectivity work on the field. Our customers or customers’ customers do not need to worry about the wireless connectivity all they need to focus on is the core application.”, says Jani Vehkalahti SVP, Global Sales at Wirepas.

“The Sulzer Sense solution is unique because it can be used for monitoring any rotating equipment, not only pumps and mixers. The solution scales up according to customer needs and allows monitoring of a large number of equipment. In addition, it integrates seamlessly with Sulzer’s existing and future online services and provides our customers easy access to equipment related information on a mobile, tablet, laptop, etc. ─ anywhere and anytime. The solution is more than the sum of its parts.”, says Sami Saarenvalta, Development Manager, Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy.

About Sulzer

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe.

Visit Sulzer Sense website here.

Learn more about Sulzer Sense on this video.

e here how easy it is to install the sensors and the gateways on-site for the solution.