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Bimba Launches IoT platform IntelliSense

Bimba-logoBimba Manufacturing, an industry-leading manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric solutions, has launched IntelliSense®, a technology platform enabling users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization.

A one-of-a-kind breakthrough in pneumatics, IntelliSense® combines sensors, cylinders, and software to deliver real-time performance data.

Bimba-IntellisenseCalling this new platform Pneumatics 2.0™, IntelliSense is an example of the Internet of Things (IoT), where systems and components are linked to technology platforms to provide real-time information to system operators.

With a constant influx of precise and accurate performance-related data on 20 different performance variables, IntelliSense helps users ensure maximum uptime and component performance.

IntelliSense works via a remote monitoring device that provides users operational insights at the device level which can easily be connected to Bimba cylinders using pneumatic fittings.

Using a sensor pair, IntelliSense is able to report a range of data, including cylinder condition, stroke time, end of travel, pressure and temperature.

Bimba-IntelliSense2Data and insights can be sent from the IntelliSense SIM to a PLC for advance alarming and controls while also sending real-time information to a PC or IntelliSense Data Gateway, enabling remote monitoring and data logging for user analysis.

The machine-to-machine technologies allow for close monitoring of individual components, giving users the insight needed to move from emergency repair to proactive upgrades––optimizing production as a whole.

Currently, IntelliSense is compatible with Bimba’s double-acting, single-rod, original line cylinders. However, Bimba plans to expand into more of its cylinder lines, and eventually across its entire portfolio.

For more information including video overview, click here. For Bimba’s white paper on Maintenance Strategies for Pneumatic Actuators, click here.

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