Honeywell has unveiled its latest technology, the Versatilis™ Transmitters, designed to facilitate condition-based monitoring of rotating equipment, such as fans, pumps, motors, compressors, blowers and gearboxes, among others. The transmitters provide relevant measurements of rotating equipment that help improve safety, reliability and availability across industries.
The negative impact of high maintenance costs and unplanned downtime from failures affects any industrial facility’s operations. According to McKinsey & Company, manufacturing industries’ condition-based maintenance could add economic value of between $290 million to $530 million by 2030. However, for this maintenance to work, solution providers must ensure the lowest possible wireless infrastructure costs, enhance interoperability and cybersecurity and ease installation.
Honeywell Versatilis™ Transmitters use a low power, long-range LoRaWAN® protocol, allowing manufacturers to deploy them at scale at low capital and operating expenditure. Their low-power consumption and easy installation enable effortless configuration through a mobile application over Bluetooth®.
The transmitters measure vibration, surface temperature, and acoustics, anticipating rotary equipment anomalies. These measurements have additional applications like heat exchange reliability and substation reliability. Honeywell Versatilis™ Transmitters can seamlessly integrate with Honeywell’s Experion HS and other SCADA or asset management platforms. When used with Honeywell’s analytics software, this technology predicts equipment failures, including asset imbalance, misalignment and bearing-related issues, reducing unplanned downtime.