New technology monitors health of vibrating screens using modern algorithms and artificial intelligence
HAVER & Boecker Niagara have expanded their Pulse portfolio with the addition of the Pulse Condition Monitoring (Pulse CM) system. The new technology – which will be making an appearance at the Conexpo-Con/Agg 2023 show in March – is designed to monitor the health of vibrating screens using modern algorithms and artificial intelligence.
Pulse CM provides accurate measurements and forecasts complemented by information that is easy to understand via Haver & Boecker Niagara’s web app. The monitoring system is a wireless diagnostics tool that helps mineral processing operations to be proactive – rather than reactive – when it comes to maintenance efforts, resulting in increased efficiency, decreased downtime and improved reliability.
‘Haver & Boecker Niagara has a history of developing solutions to help producers increase their uptime,’ said Thiago Buoso, project and sales engineer at Haver & Boecker Niagara. ‘Unexpected downtime is a huge source of lost revenue for producers, so we aim to create products and technology that prevent that. Additionally, there is a lack of reliable systems like this on the market. Pulse Condition Monitoring is the most detailed, accurate monitoring system available to customers.’
Pulse CM is the next level in the Pulse portfolio, accompanying the company’s Pulse Vibration Analysis. Like Pulse Vibration Analysis, the condition monitoring system analyses data to help users get the most out of their equipment. Unlike Pulse Vibration Analysis, Pulse CM uses permanently installed sensors to monitor equipment 24h a day, seven days a week.
The system captures real-time information on monitored equipment and provides alerts via e-mail when it detects the first sign of potential problems. By constantly monitoring the accelerations of the vibration screen, Pulse CM provides a forecast of the equipment’s dynamic condition in intervals of 48 hours, five days, and four weeks.
The monitoring system detects anomalies that will point an operation’s maintenance team to specific areas of the equipment that may require attention. With consistent use, Pulse CM will accurately point out and predict critical issues and advise when to schedule maintenance, along with what to focus on during that planned downtime.
To collect all data from the body and drive components, Pulse CM is equipped with a gateway that can connect with up to 20 wireless sensors, within a radius of up to 246ft (75m). Using a mobile/cellular signal or Wi-Fi from the plant, it will send all data to the Haver & Boecker Niagara cloud, available through the company’s web app.
The sensor configurations are customizable and placed on both the body and bearings of the vibrating screen. The gateway can also be positioned between two screens operating near one another. Haver & Boecker Niagara’s accompanying app displays detailed information and operating conditions in an easy-to-use portal, providing end-users with a full overview of equipment in real time.