Grace Engineered Products launches full line of IIoT smart devices
By Mario Cywinski
Grace Engineered Products new GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System, offers an end-to-end solution offering wireless sensors, configurable hardware architecture, and intuitive user interface.
Initial product offering consists of: battery-powered GraceSense Vibration and Temperature Node, which can be deployed onto any rotating equipment to predict anomalies; battery-powered GraceSense Temperature Node monitors the surface temperature of any asset; and GraceSense Panel-Mount/CloudGate collects data wirelessly from the nodes and transmits to the remote cloud using either an LTE or plant WiFi connection.
“Ensuring personnel safety is at the core of everything we do here at Grace. With the new GraceSense Predictive Maintenance System, we’ve found an industrially hardened solution that will help facilities limit their personnel exposure to maintenance hazards through our smart devices, and remote monitoring capabilities,” said Drew Allen, Director of Global Business Development, Grace. “This innovative approach is just another way Grace is making maintenance smarter, safer, and more productive.”
GraceSense also offers a non-conductive temperature monitoring device called the Hot Spot Monitor (HSM), which is designed to detect the temperature abnormalities in electrical equipment such as switchgear, MCCs, transformers, and bus-bars using bolted connections. A single HSM can be deployed to monitor up to 18 connections within critical electrical assets.
GraceSense Maintenance Hub serves as a secure remote user interface for configuring devices and monitoring their analytics. When the monitored equipment parameters exceed a preset threshold value, the Maintenance Hub issues SMS or e-mail alerts to maintenance personnel with step-by-step remediation instructions.