Alfa Laval offers digitalisation for hygienic processing

Alfa Laval Pty Ltd

Monday, 06 December, 2021

Alfa Laval offers digitalisation for hygienic processing

Alfa Laval has announced a subscription-based condition monitor and cloud gateway. The company says it is designed to enable plant operators to access data from rotating equipment on processing lines from a remote location. With data on actual runtime, trend analysis and time to next service close at hand, plant operators can make informed maintenance decisions using their personal computers and mobile devices.

CM Connect expands the Alfa Laval range of condition monitoring solutions. Acting as a gateway communicating via Bluetooth, the CM Connect can link up to 10 Alfa Laval CM wireless vibration monitors launched last year. It then transmits the data over a 4G cellular network to the cloud for review and analysis on a dashboard.

Vibration analysis enables detection of any deviation from preset equipment threshold values. Should deviations occur, an SMS or email notifies users who can take action in real time based on data analysis.

“CM Connect lets plant operators plan and prioritise maintenance based on actionable data,” said John Walker, Portfolio Manager, Pumps, Alfa Laval. “Rather than replacing wear parts in advance of their useful service life, operators can spend time and money when and where maintenance is required.”

Besides linking the CM wireless vibration monitors, the CM Connect can also act as a sensor. It measures vibration, onboard temperature, and total runtime when mounted on Alfa Laval LKH, SRU, SX and DuraCirc pumps, or other rotating machines, such as agitators or mixers.

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