Monitoring system launched by Colfax

The IN-1000 Smart Platform was developed specifically for Allweiler pumps that are used in operationally-critical and environmentally-sensitive applications. It can be used for operational monitoring of several pumps covering pressure, temperature, leaks and vibrations. The system may also be expanded with standard industrial sensors.

Operations are monitored continuously and with full automation with activities logged for evaluation. Any unusual readings are flagged up immediately and shown on a color display. Ethernet connections communicate with the master control panel.

Maintenance personnel can use the apps and integrated web browser for remote access from any smartphone or computer. The Smart Platform will react automatically to problems and can switch operations between pumps.

Colfax says this means maintenance and repairs can be planned in advance, cutting unplanned downtimes.

"The Smart Platform helps to reduce overall costs and is more economical than similar systems. When it comes to sensitive operating conditions, like those encountered with thermal oil pumps, increased safety is at the forefront," said Gunter Connert, Germany sales manager at Colfax Fluid Handling/Allweiler.

The new system will be on display at Hanover Fair, Germany from April 13-17.