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.
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
Let the Alfa Laval CM take condition monitoring to the next level using advanced data on vibration, temperature and run-time to keep track of equipment condition and ensure process continuity.
The CM collects and analyzes data from rotating machines, recording any deviation from benchmark performance. Based on the data, the operator can make fast, accurate decisions and schedule maintenance accordingly, preventing potential problems before they occur. This maximizes uptime, increases efficiency, reduces the risk of equipment failure and lowers your total cost of ownership.
The condition monitor is suitable for use in the dairy, food, beverage, home-personal care, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
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.
Monitor vibration, device temperature and run-time hours.
Remote on-premises equipment monitoring from any iOS or Android device
Easy-to-use intuitive control panel to track vibration, temperature, run-time and battery status
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.
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