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The Condition Monitoring Toolkit (CMTK) is a comprehensive system for smart and effective monitoring of machines and plants. It consists of the base unit with integrated software and the associated sensors. All components are perfectly matched to each other, so that you get a direct insight into the health status of your machines in the shortest possible time.
The software enables the collected data to be automatically visualized and evaluated on site. The dashboard is automatically created and configured based on the existing sensor data. This saves a lot of time and effort when commissioning the system.
It makes it possible to display the data on different end devices, so that the information is readily available in the automation world of your company.
The software also allows the configuration of limit values and trend analyses. The acquired data can be used in many ways. They enable you to control the timing of repairs and optimize maintenance intervals. Preset limit values can be checked automatically. In this way, the machines are monitored around the clock, even in unmanned operation, and any malfunctions are rapidly detected. Critical events can also be documented and error chains can be traced.
The software is already pre-installed on the base unit. A separate order or installation is not necessary. The software has an unlimited period of use.
The Base-Unit is the central element of the CMTK. This is a small computer that collects and processes the data from the various sensors. At the same time, it is also the connection point to other networks and systems where the data is further used.
The unit is mounted at a central location in the machine, so that all sensors can be connected quickly and easily. The hardware requires no connection to the machine control. This leaves existing structures and processes untouched, and there are no negative interactions due to the query and evaluation of additional data.
The delivery comes complete with pre-installed software. This simplifies commissioning and saves costs, as there is no need for fee-based licensing models.
The system is independent of an Internet or cloud connection. Thus there is no risk of data falling into the hands of third parties and there are also no annoying user fees.
Sensors are used to obtain condition data directly on site. For this purpose, suitable sensors are mounted at the relevant locations. What is needed are sensors that are easy to integrate and operate, ideally record several measured variables at one single point, and communicate the acquired data swiftly and efficiently.
Various sensors can be used for different monitoring tasks
- Vibration and temperature sensors for monitoring motors and drives
- Pressure and flow sensors for monitoring pumps and compressors
- Temperature and humidity sensors, e.g. for monitoring switch cabinets
- Capacitive or ultrasonic sensors for level detection
IO-Link has established itself as an interface. Sensors with this interface are meanwhile widely used and available from many suppliers for almost any physical parameter. IO-Link not only provides data, but also enables the automated identification of each sensor, thus allowing an automated configuration of the CMTK system.
The central part of every CMTK system is the base unit with its integrated software.
In addition, there are also the sensors you have selected and an accessory package with the necessary cables.
We are very pleased that you are interested in the CMTK. We will reply to your request as soon as possible.