EVERETT, Wash .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Fluke Reliability, a global leader in cloud-based machine health monitoring devices and maintenance software, has partnered with Everactive, a technology company that sells Internet of Things (IoT) solutions without battery and category-defining, to develop next-generation wireless vibration. sensors. First result of this collaboration, the Batteryless Fluke 3562 sieve vibration sensor system, launched this summer. It’s a wireless ‘set it and forget it’ vibration sensor that works continuously, even in hard-to-reach places.
The Fluke 3562 Screening Vibration Sensor is powered by Everactive® Edge technology, which uses proprietary circuitry that can draw all the required energy from machine heat or light in the room using sensors of thermoelectric or photovoltaic energy. The state-of-the-art vibration sensor examines overall vibration levels, temperature and humidity, as well as trends for the highest FFT peaks in amplitude.
“Supplying vibration sensors to monitor machine health has always been a challenge that leads to trade-offs,” said Ankush Malhotra, president of Fluke Reliability. “By partnering with Everactive, we have developed an always-on solution that offers continuous monitoring to more machines, allowing extended coverage across all factories. ”
The new collaboration came after Fluke led a $ 35 million Series C financing round earlier this year to help accelerate Everactive’s business growth.
“The partnership with Fluke represents a huge step forward for industrial Internet solutions,” said Bob Nunn, CEO of Everactive. “The combination of Everactive’s expertise in self-powered, scalable sensors and Fluke’s deep expertise in the field can bring valuable products to market that generate quantifiable savings and efficiency gains for customers.
Use of “harvested energy” to power sensor systems
Graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia in 2012, Everactive develops self-powered IoT systems. Everactive’s harvesters take advantage of its proprietary ultra-low power semiconductors, which require 1,000 times less energy than competitive circuits. Using this technology, the Fluke 3562 system can generate enough power from small amounts of “harvested energy” to wirelessly measure, process, and transmit equipment and infrastructure health data from a range of devices. industrial assets.
Removing the battery from the equation enables new types of pervasive health monitoring while cost-effectively digitizing thousands of physical assets in a factory to maximize uptime, optimize maintenance costs, and improve the environment, health and safety.
Cutting-edge technology combined with software and services
The revolutionary system also includes Everactive’s ultra-penetrating sub-GHz radio communications protocol that allows up to 1,000 Fluke 3562 vibration sensors to communicate with a single gateway up to 800 feet away. When paired with cloud-based LIVE-Asset ™ Portal software, it allows users to view trend data and trigger alert notifications using custom settings.
The system also runs on the same software platform used by the new Fluke 3563 Analytical Vibration Sensor, which means users can now monitor the health of critical, semi-critical and important machines through a single dashboard. .
The Fluke 3562 Screening Vibration Sensor System is currently available in the United States and Canada, with plans to expand to other countries in the coming months. For more information on the Fluke 3562 Screening Vibration Sensor System, visit: https://www.fluke.com/en-us/product/condition-monitoring/vibration/3562.
In collaboration with its partners, Everactive offers the most scalable and cost-effective digital transformation solutions. The company’s proprietary low-power wireless and energy harvesting technology enables fully battery-free, always-on Internet of Things systems. Ruggedized for harsh industrial environments, Everactive Edge devices provide continuous insight into asset health across a range of equipment and across factories and facilities. The company has offices in Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor and Charlottesville. For more information, please visit: www.everactive.com.
About Fluke Reliability
Fluke Reliability is an operating company of Fluke Corporation that provides reliability and maintenance teams with the tools, software and services they need to optimize asset performance. Home to three powerful iconic brands – Fluke Connect, PRUFTECHNIK and eMaint – Fluke Reliability serves more than 70,000 businesses worldwide with an unwavering dedication to quality, innovation and service. Fluke Reliability informs customers about the state of their assets with software and services that help make better maintenance decisions, improving productivity, increasing uptime and reducing costs.
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools and software for measuring and monitoring conditions. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, maintenance managers and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and maintain industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.
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