H&D Wireless and Åkerstedts have collaborated on a feasibility study in which H & D Wireless’ Raven IoT sensor BOX827 was used to monitor an industrial fan from Åkerstedts. The BOX827 sensor can show both that it was attached to the industrial fan and analyze its operating times and health status, such as vibration and speed. This has been done without needing electrical connection into the fan itself.
By mechanically attaching the BOX827 sensor to the fan, one can measure fan vibration and speed with the built-in sensors. Åkerstedts is now planning to launch this service at Elmia fair in November 2019 and has therefore ordered first deliveries of H&D Wireless BOX827 Raven IoT sensors.
"This IoT project is very interesting to us in our quest to digitize our industrial fans and to broaden our service offering in addition to our products. We are happy to partner with H&D Wireless, which is very solution-oriented and can support us on our digitalization journey," says Jesper Åkerstedts, CEO of Åkerstedts, in a statement.
The Raven IoT sensor BOX827 does not require any local connectivity infrastructure such as WiFi as it uses the new LTE Cellular M2M standard CatM and NB1 mobile network through operators such as Telia or Telenor. It is offered together with Griffin IoT Cloud for remote analysis or for GEPS where location positioning information of e.g. tools at construction sites can be obtained. Alternatively, it can be linked to another standard cloud solution that the customer chooses, such as MS Azure, AWS and Google