New Plug & Play sensor enables predictive gear unit maintenance

Gear unit manufacturer Flender will be launching its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist app at the Achema show in Frankfurt am Main. The new smart sensor in the Diagnostex product series enables the planning of predictive service work before unscheduled interruptions or stoppages of the production process can occur and so increases system availability.
With product variants changing at an ever faster pace, today’s machines have to offer not only greater flexibility but also a higher degree of automation through the use of handling and assembly systems – a process supported by integrating robotics into production machinery. At the same time, automated engineering and the simulation of machines and product lines are enabling an ever shorter time to market.

App notifies system operator of irregularities

A temperature and vibration sensor measures and monitors parameters on the gear unit itself and indicates changes by means of LED signals and alarm signal in the DX Assist app or the customer LAN. All alarms are recorded and the system operator can initiate the order of required replacement parts and detailed gear unit analyses by Flender experts directly with a click. The Assist app is thus a tool for integrated gear unit management. The operator is provided with a digital and mobile service log-book for his gear unit to enable him to optimise his spare-part management and reduce maintenance and failure costs. The DX500 system is available right at the time of gear unit purchase or, in the case of existing systems, after purchase and is easy to install. Thanks to the incorporated analysis function it operates autonomously.
A simple diagnostic solution, it is especially intended for gear units for all industrial applications in the low to middle torque range. ds
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Hall 5, Booth A70
Frankfurt, June 11 to 15, 2018
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