Introduction to Treon Industrial Nodes
Sep 6, 2023 · 3 minutes to read
Predictive monitoring is the key to predictive maintenance. Condition monitoring helps to indicate developing faults in the machinery by identifying significant enough changes. The process critical machines - turbines, or boilers, for example, cover usually around 5% of the machines. They are being monitored frequently and manually with handheld devices. If a machine of high criticality fails, it could shut down the entire plant or multiple production lines. Failure of the critical equipment would be tremendously expensive, so the business case of monitoring those devices is very clear.
Fast deployment is one of the key drivers for wireless systems. Data or power cabling are not needed – the node is just plugged into rotating machine and turned on. Edge computing enables minimizing the amount of data, leading to longer battery life, even up to 5-7 years. Wireless monitoring dramatically changes the business case for condition monitoring – it is just not for the process-critical machines any more. The wireless monitoring aims to get rid of the unplanned downtime caused by equipment malfunctions.
Abnormal vibrations or high temperatures give early signs of machine failure due component imbalance, misalignment, wear, or improper use of equipment. Those can be effortlessly identified without manual measurements or expensive wired equipment to increase machine uptime and extend mean time between failures. Condition monitoring avoids unplanned shutdown and increases machine availability and allows planning of maintenance and service work. Through this, consequential damages are prevented. The data collected also enables root cause analysis.
Treon Industrial Node
The Treon Industrial Node is a wireless battery-operated sensor device for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. It measures tri-axial vibration and surface temperature of rotating equipment, such as pumps, motors and compressors. Abnormal machine vibrations or high temperatures may give early signs of failure due component imbalance, misalignment, wear or improper use of equipment.
The Treon Industrial Node operates in a mesh network transmitting sensor values directly or via other nodes to the Treon Gateway. Typically, the data is sent from the gateway to a cloud backend for storage and further analysis.
Once the node is switched on, it starts automatically to measure and transmit data at pre-configured intervals. Depending on configuration Treon Node can send raw vibration data and/or pre-calculated values, such as RMS velocity, Fast Fourier transform (FFT) and Kurtosis, to the cloud via the gateway.
Treon Industrial Node 6
The Treon Industrial Node 6 measures tri-axial vibration and surface temperature of rotating equipment, such as pumps, motors, and compressors, with a frequency range up to 6.3kHz.
Treon Industrial Node 6 operates in a mesh network transmitting sensor values directly or via other nodes to a gateway, such as Treon Gateway. Typically, the data is sent from the gateway to a cloud backend for storage and further analysis.
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