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RMS Teams with Sensoteq on Launch of Latest Reliability Technology

Reliability Maintenance Solutions has joined forces with Northern Ireland-based company, Sensoteq, to bring to market the latest innovation in wireless reliability technology.

Reliability Maintenance Solutions Engineers in front of Machinery

Kappa X is the newest product designed and developed by Sensoteq under the expert guidance of Research Partners, RMS. Pairing cleverly designed sensor technology with big data algorithms, the partnership is revolutionising the predictive maintenance market, by making reliability best practice accessible, affordable and easy to implement in any industrial application.

The sensor features proprietary wireless technology, a replaceable battery design and a market-leading fault detection capacity within a compact 25mm footprint, meaning it can be mounted on virtually any piece of rotating equipment in any industry.

Speaking on behalf of RMS, Technical Director, Stuart Walker, commented; “Over the past twenty years RMS has been committed to implementing plant reliability and condition monitoring improvement programs throughout the CBM industry. We run extensive training programs that include latest industry news and cutting-edge CBM products which in return provide invaluable opportunities to learn what technologies can make a huge impact for our customers. Speaking with our clients it was clear to see that there was a gap in the market for a wireless reliability sensor, which could deliver advanced detailed measurements in a continuous application.”

Kappa X and Sensoteq Gateway

As experts in designing and manufacturing wireless condition monitoring sensors, Sensoteq makes the perfect match for RMS.

“RMS is well-known throughout the CBM industry” said Sensoteq CEO, Idir Boudaoud. “I speak with customers all over the world who have been trained at the Reliability Training Institute or benefited from RMS services. We knew that by joining forces we could create an exceptional CBM product and we are delighted that RMS will be distributing Kappa X throughout the United Kingdom. As Research Partners, they have had tremendous input into the design features of our latest technology.”

The latest product release to market, Kappa X, features all the benefits reliability experts expect from a smart sensor. Smart wake technology enables the sensor to enter ultra-low power mode to preserve battery life; auto-ranging allows the sensor to automatically scale up to +/-64G to measure peak energy exerted by the machine; and a wide vibration frequency range of up to 10kHz results in even earlier detection of faults.

The smart technology raises an alarm when vibration or temperature trends increase beyond typical values for a machine type. Machine-specific algorithms act to organise complex data into coherent and simplistic outputs on the Sensoteq Analytix platform, which in turn enables machine operators to pinpoint specific mechanical or electrical faults with their equipment. As the machine data is stored securely on the cloud for detailed analysis, it can be accessed from anywhere at any time.

Citing over 20 years of expertise in vibration analysis, RMS has helped to advise on sophisticated analytics tools for advanced diagnostics, all adding up to a wireless reliability system which truly performs.

Quick and easy to install, affordable, and user-configurable, Kappa X is the obvious starting point for any operational reliability program.


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