Colfax's SmartSense Pulse fits near the bearing on a pump to gauge temperature and vibration
Colfax's SmartSense Pulse fits near the bearing on a pump to gauge temperature and vibration. LEDs on the unit are designed to indicate pump performance and provide preventive maintenance alerts when needed. The Pulse follows the introduction of Colfax’s initial SmartSense system, which features a larger control unit and additional sensors to monitor pressure, wear, cavitation and integrity of the pump’s mechanical seal — in addition to temperature and vibration.
The larger SmartSense system’s control modules can be accessed through the owner’s own data network, the Internet, cell phones or wireless devices and is engineered to operate independently using its own customizable algorithm or connected to a group of pumps managed from a central office. Colfax’s software for the larger SmartSense system also has the ability to alert operators to the need for parts, with accompanying ordering documentation, for regularly scheduled maintenance or to address replacement needs as they arise.