Predictive maintenance for engines:
Transform heavy-duty engines for a sustainable future: This technology combines sensors and IoT to deliver predictive maintenance to your engine users.
Monitoring the oil quantity, temperature and quality in combustion engines during operation is currently difficult, which is why many avoidable damages occur. This patented sensor system can monitor these parameters in real time and use them predictively. The system can be easily coupled to existing engines without any modification.
Software apps that predict required maintenance or oil changes in real time unleash the full power of this system. In dashboards, dispatchers can view the status of all engines digitally on a smartphone or tablet. Real-time monitoring prolongs maintenance cycles and prevents operational failures. The sensor system fits ideally into Industry 4.0 and predictive maintenance strategies of innovatives companies.
The technology is protected by the European patent EP 2399010. You can easily incorporate the existing functional prototype, which includes a display and data processing module, in your technology roadmap.
Device (10) according to claim 1, characterized in that the sensor (3) is formed as an acceleration or angular sensor (30).
Device (10) according to one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the device (10) is permanently connected to the drive (1) or apparatus.
Device (10) according to one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the device (10) is detachably connected to the drive (1) or apparatus.
Device (10) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the device (10) is coupled to a drive or apparatus control, in particular an ignition signal generator of the drive (1) or apparatus.
Device (10) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least one sensor (3) is provided for detecting physical and/or chemical parameters of the fluid, in particular of pressure, temperature and/or the chemical composition.
Device (10) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that
the determination of the amount of fluid and/or the detection of the transverse and/or longitudinal inclination is continuously or cyclically performed.
Device (10) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that a memory unit (9) is provided for the detected values.
Device (10) according to claim 8, characterized in that the memory unit (9) is wireless or via wire associated to an evaluation unit (2) for the
Device (10) according to one of claims 8 or 9, characterized in that a continuous or subsequent display and/or evaluation of the detected values is provided.
Device (10) according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that a detector for the distance travelled and/or the operating time is provided.
The patented invention is key to reduce both maintenance costs and periods of railroad engines and heavy-duty engines, e.g. construction vehicles. Moreover, the oil management system significantly mitigates the risk of sudden engine failures while it has a beneficial effect on the overall oil consumption.
In summary, the patented oil management system saves money and time. No worries either. Applications: Diesel engines in general; railroad, heavy-duty and marine diesel engines Companies: Companies in the lubing business of diesel engines; locomotive builders; construction vehicles manufacturers; railway companies; construction companies; mining companies
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Very interesting patent protected technology to monitor diesel oil conditions in trains and other heavy-duty diesel motors. Applications: Diesel locomotives Companies: Bombardier, Siemens, Voith, Vossloh, Windhoff
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