Easy-to-fit smart sensing technology
At the heart of the solution is a compact sensor unit that is easily attached to motors without the need for wiring. Selected ranges of ABB LV motors can be factory fitted with the sensors as an option. For already installed motors, retrofit kits are available that enable motors to be field upgraded with sensors. Mounting and configuring the sensors takes only a matter of minutes. They are compatible with almost all LV motors, whether new or old, from ABB or other vendors.
The sensor monitors signals from the motor, accurately measuring key parameters at regular intervals. It transfers the data using built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology to a smartphone or (in future releases) ABB gateway and ultimately to a secure cloud-based server. Data communications use industry standard encryption protocols, and all data are stored in the cloudin an encrypted form.
Advanced algorithms based on ABB’s extensive know-how analyze the data and produce meaningful information. The server then sends this information directly to the user’s smartphone and to a dedicated ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor portal. Data is also tracked over time for trend analysis.