Everactive, a specialist in wireless, batteryless Industrial Internet of Things systems, launched its Machine Health Monitoring solution, designed to deliver real-time, maintenance-free insights into the health of rotating equipment, such as motors, pumps, fans, and compressors.
Everactive’s wireless sensor network operates without batteries, instead using the company’s proprietary Eversensors, which are powered exclusively from low levels of harvested energy. Everactive provides a data-rich continuous monitoring service at a an annual rate. By transmitting vibration, temperature, and magnetic field data to the cloud continuously, Everactive’s MHM solution detects early machine faults. Utilizing batteryless sensors that themselves never require any maintenance, MHM allows plant personnel to deploy already limited maintenance resources only when and where they are required.
“Our Machine Health Monitoring solution alerts plant operators to critical machine issues in real-time and across all machines, resulting in increased uptime, improved equipment efficiency, and reduced energy usage,” said Bob Nunn, CEO of Everactive. “Without the maintenance and waste that comes with batteries, plants can implement predictive maintenance at scale, delivering the type of pervasive remote monitoring that has become all the more vital in the wake of COVID-19.”
Everactive’s MHM is an end-to-end system designed to reduce both upfront and ongoing costs. That system includes batteryless Eversensors that transmit machine health data every minute via an IoT gateway to the company’s cloud-based analytics platform, Evercloud, which then provides detailed analysis and trend data across a wide variety of parameters. Evercloud sends real-time alarms via email and/or SMS as issues are identified, based upon the specific profile of monitored machine and/or user-configurable thresholds. Everactive’s devices are rated for 20 years, without the need for any maintenance.
The MHM solution is available for field trials now, with plant-wide production availability at the end of June. The solution is sold to customers with no upfront capital cost as part of an annual service agreement.
Everactive produces data intelligence for the physical world. Operating without batteries, the company’s always-on wireless sensor networks deliver continuous cloud-based analytics at a scale not possible with battery-powered devices. Everactive’s end-to-end solutions are built upon groundbreaking advances in ultra-low-power circuit design and wireless communication that allow the company to power its Eversensors exclusively from harvested energy. The company has also developed the required networking and cloud software to deliver an out-of-the-box service focused on providing customers with valuable insights from its newly generated and self-sustaining data streams.