Sensor Wirelessly Monitors Conveyors
The SmartArm wireless performance monitoring system for Iso-Flo vibratory conveyors is said to enable users to monitor asset or equipment shaker condition at any computer workstation. The system measures and reports speed and stroke to provide real-time analysis of shaker function, line-flow conditions, and trends at-a-glance. The sensor, which is mounted to the Iso-Flo’s existing spring arm bracket, operates in environments from -20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 156ºF) and meets NEMA 4X washdown standards. The sensor measures acceleration and reports speed and stroke every 15 minutes, wirelessly transmitting these data to the base station. The base station, with its small footprint of 7 × 11.4 cm (2.75 × 4.5 inches), is installed within 90 m (300 feet) of each sensor in a non-washdown location with an Ethernet connection to the plant network.