Predictive monitoring for pump and mixer maintenance
This company’s Risk-Mitigation System (RMS) monitor (photo) provides continuous indication of potential problems with pumps and mixers. Predictive information supplied by the monitor enables users to address issues before mechanical failure occurs, reducing the risk of equipment damage and unplanned downtime. Attached to a pump or mixer, the system tracks temperature and vibrations and issues alerts if it detects any unusual changes. The RMS monitor can also be programmed to watch for other potential hazards, such as leakage and cavitation. In this manner, costly mechanical failures involving bearings, seals and other components can be avoided. With cellular network connectivity, the RMS monitor requires no wiring. Components and sensors are housed in a single, compact unit protected by a robust rubber enclosure. — Hayward Gordon Group, Halton Hills, Calif.