More process uptime with remote monitoring
- Condition monitoring for fast and accurate response
- Minimal unplanned downtime
- Low total cost of ownership
- Easy to install, operate and maintain
- Improve worker safety
Maximize plant uptime while minimizing costs with the Alfa Laval CM, a wireless vibration monitoring system that tracks the operating condition of rotating equipment, such as pumps, mixers and agitators. Compact and easy to use, it supports decision-making to protect valuable plant assets. A sensor measures vibration and alerts operators through a visible LED indicator on the monitor and on any connected mobile device within range if preset thresholds are exceeded.
Understanding the running condition of equipment and whether service or maintenance is required is paramount to keeping plant and processes running efficiently and cost effective.
The Alfa Laval CM condition monitor is a quick and easy battery operated device, to attach to rotating equipment and detect any change in the equipment behaviour compared to the benchmark baseline on set-up. Providing users with easy, safe data via bluetooth to enable them to optimise process uptime, assist in maintenance scheduling and efficiency and reduce operating costs.
The Alfa Laval CM periodically measures the tri-axial vibration of the installed unit and the internal temperature storing 3 months of data for analysis, comparing it to the original baseline set-up values and pre-set warning and alarms, which if exceeded provide a visible indication via its LED and via the users mobile device.
In addition, unique identification can provide the user with service data of the equipment and contacts of service partners to ease the maintenance process, ensuring asset value, total cost of ownership and process continuity.
Machine condition monitoring
Monitor and record the vibration, relative temperature and run-time of your rotating equipment. Initially the CM has been optimized for use with Alfa Laval SX and SRU positive displacement pumps and, with product adaptation, can monitor other rotating equipment such as agitators and mixers. The CM records data at preset intervals and maps trends so you can schedule maintenance based on the actual condition of your equipment. This ensures sound asset management and process continuity.
Proactive equipment health checks
Monitor rotating machines from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet using the free mobile app during routine plant walkarounds. A visual LED indicator also provides visible notification of the operating status of a machine. This enables maintenance technicians to make the best use of their time while focusing on maximizing equipment uptime.
Using the CM with its intuitive machine learning techniques helps operators make decisions on maintenance and process shutdown based on actionable information, including actual runtime, trend analysis, and time to next service.
Ensure worker safety and productivity
Enabling reliable and secure remote monitoring of your equipment and systems contributes to worker safety. Remote troubleshooting also increases worker productivity and efficiency while significantly reducing maintenance costs.
Easy to install, easy to use
Setting up and using the battery-driven condition monitor is easy. It communicates via Bluetooth to an intuitive app and transfers data to a user-friendly dashboard on any iOS and Android device.
How it works
The Alfa Laval CM uses a three-axis accelerometer and internal temperature sensor to collect and store machine data. The monitor activates when it senses vibration and starts the run-time counter. It then continues to monitor the tri-axial vibration and device internal temperature 24/7 at pre-set intervals determined by the user.
Simply download the intuitive, user-friendly app to enable users within 20 metres of the CM to access data via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on their iOS or Android devices. An easy-to-use dashboard lets users review vibration data converted using fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithms, compare the current operating condition with benchmark values, and determine actions to address any issues in order to prevent the equipment failure.
The app displays CM battery status, historical data for machine vibration and internal temperature, total run-time, and detailed machine information such as vibration levels and frequency analysis. Users can also find and contact service partners through the app.
Join us on the journey to Industry 4.0 where digitalization and human-machine interaction can further optimize your processes.