Bimba 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.
Calling 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.
Data 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.
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