A condition monitoring system based on Harting’s MICA edge computer system is being used for the early detection of wear in the overhead conveyor systems used in production lines. The company says this system consists of two sensor boxes and a MICA edge computer which directly evaluates the sensor values and transmits them to the control system via an integrated Wi-Fi function.
The sensors continuously detect vibrations on the rotors, the frequency of the motor current, the motor current, and the temperature of the drives. If a threshold value is exceeded, the moving-state monitoring set sends a message to the operating equipment via the control system. The company claims the condition monitoring solution is designed to retrofit to existing systems.