The KSB Guard pump monitoring system enables existing pumps to be quickly connected to the Internet of Things.
The KSB Guard pump monitoring system enables existing pumps to be quickly connected to the Internet of Things.

International pump manufacturer, KSB, will introduce its new pump monitoring system, KSB Guard at ACHEMA 2018, which will take place from 11 – 15 June in Frankfurt, Germany.

The new system builds on the technologies already employed in earlier monitoring and analysis units. With the KSB Guard, networked vibration and temperature sensors are fitted directly to the pump to ensure that changes in the operating behaviour of the machine are detected at an early stage.

Unlike previous systems, KSB Guard can be retrofitted. The sensor unit is attached to the bearing bracket or the drive lantern of the pump using a magnet and adhesive and can be mounted during operation. A battery unit, which is also supplied, provides self-sufficient power supply.

Data is captured hourly and transferred wirelessly in encrypted form to the KSB Cloud via a gateway. Users can query the status data of all monitored pumps at any time, from any location using their mobile phone, a tablet or a PC.

If the average vibration velocity or the temperature exceeds a predefined limit, the system creates alerts, which are delivered via e-mail or push messages. The new device is designed for centrifugal pumps from the manufacturer’s product range as well as for corresponding competitor pumps. The associated app or the web portal enables the user to view the current load condition and the load profile of their fixed speed pumps at any time.