Ultrasound is becoming an increasingly important technology for condition monitoring. According to MaintWorld, it could be considered as “first line of defense” against bearing failures. There are multiple reasons for bearing failures, mainly having to do with lubrication. Lack of proper lubrication starts causing friction levels to rise. Friction creates ultrasound emissions, however, instead of relying on hand-help ultrasonic devices to detect ultrasound emissions, there is a simpler way to automate the predictive maintenance processes. Cassia Networks has partnered with smart sensor manufacturers to allow them to provide a total solution that fits the needs of end customers. The advantage of this integrated system is not only the automation of processes, but also the low cost of installation and maintenance. Moreover, Cassia’s X2000 gateway has a long-range extending Bluetooth connectivity up to 400 meters with Bluetooth 4.x and up to one kilometer for Bluetooth 5.x in open space, making this solution ideal for large and complex industrial environments.
Another advantage of ultrasound testing is that it is versatile with a wide range of applications in condition monitoring programs. According to Bernet (2023) “having real-time knowledge of asset health, gives maintenance teams the ability to maximize asset lifecycles.” Additionally, continuous monitoring of industrial assets directly impacts the efficiency and safety of workers.
Ultrasound technology can be used in virtually all industries that utilize compressed air or gas, or equipment such as bearings, electrical equipment or steam systems. Some of the examples include:
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Food and Beverage
To learn about how Cassia Networks can help you improve your predictive maintenance, contact us at sales@cassianetworks and schedule a free demo.
MaintWorld Magazine. “Ultrasound and Vibration Analysis: Two Key Elements of Predictive Maintenance.” Accessed in January 2024
John Bernet. 2023. “Ultrasound Growing in Popularity as a Predictive Maintenance Technology.” Processing Magazine Accessed via https://www.processingmagazine.com/maintenance-safety/article/21292573/ultrasounds-growing-place-in-the-big-5-predictive-maintenance-technologies