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Optimizing the manufacturing industry with the new Vibration Monitoring LoRaWAN® IoT Solution for Predictive Maintenance

Press Release, Paris, March 26 2021

Actility, world leader in LPWAN connectivity solutions,  NKE Watteco, leader in radio transmitters manufacturing and WMW, online data colleting platform, have teamed up to help manufacturers anticipate defects in industrial equipment through their new Vibration Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance IoT Solution, now available on ThingPark Market IoT Solutions.

This solution aimed to manufacturers, enables industrial end customers to increase performance safety and decrease machine shutdowns and work accidents by combining WMW’s application together with NKE Watteco’s sensors and Actility’s ThingPark-powered LoRaWAN infrastructure. The solution improves reliability, performance and safety of industrial machinery while anticipating outages and mitigating anomalies more efficiently.

Simple to install, this wireless device collects and analyzes real time data regarding current health of the assets. The collected data is compared with normal behavioral threshold values to detect or predict malfunctions. The solution also gives global insights by allowing management from one single application dashboard.

The Vibration Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance Solution is a machine agnostic solution, meaning that it can monitor any type of vibrating machines and allows smooth retrofit of legacy machinery. The solution is also low power as it leverages LoRaWAN technology, optimizes assets energy consumption and reduces the solution’s TCO. The Vibration Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance is also AI-based by offering a powerful artificial intelligence IoT sensor, retrofitted with the industrial assets to constantly monitor their conditions.

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Easy to install Kit format

The Vibration Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance solution has been launched in a kit format which is already available on Actility’s ThingPark Market. This kit provides system integrators and solution providers with the required hardware, software and connectivity services to assess an integrated plug and play all in one, allowing to remotely monitor hundreds of different machine types in an unfiled portal. The Kit also integrates with existing machines with no supplementary HW interfaces, leveraging a retrofitting self-learning, Artificial Intelligence autonomous solution and is now available as on-premises & cloud-based application.

Three joint forces

The solution is created from an WMW application, the Bob Assistant by NKE Watteco and Actility’s ThingPark Enterprise.

Firstly, the solution includes WMW’s application which acts as an end-to-end central control unit for managing the plant operations. Data is continuously ingested and analyzed to provide relevant reports and alerts, making sure to drive your maintenance operations based on data. 

The solution also integrates the NKE Watteco’s Bob Assistant. This is a powerful artificial Intelligence IoT sensor, retrofitted with the industrial assets to constantly monitor their conditions. It is a simple to install wireless device which collects and analyzes real time data (vibration, temperature) to assess current health of the assets. The collected data is compared with normal behavioral threshold values to detect or predict malfunctions thanks to the Bob assistance AI engine. 

Thirdly, the solution counts on Actility’s ThingPark Enterprise to provide its LoRaWAN connectivity infrastructure. ThingPark Enterprise is the leading LoRaWAN private networking solution that streamlines the digitalization of business processes by connecting assets with efficiency. Through the deployment of ThingPark Enterprise, companies benefit from a dependable, secure and scalable private LoRaWAN connectivity infrastructure which enables a wide variety of IoT use cases such as indoor/outdoor asset tracking, while ensuring the power-efficiency needed to ensure solutions ROI. ThingPark Enterprise streamlines IoT network operations, providing enterprises with a proficient UX to easily build a multi-gateway LoRaWAN network and feed data to IoT applications.

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“Our collaboration with NKE Watteco and WMW is enabling a faster adoption of the IoT predictive maintenance solution. Now solution providers and system integrators can offer a complete AI Edge, simple to install end-to-end solution to their industrial end customer. Integrated with a LoRaWAN® networks, the automated processes results help in determining and analyzing the condition of any vibrating equipment in order to estimate the timeframe of maintenance and alert on real time failures.

Said Shmuel Solomon, Channels Sales Manager, Enterprise Products, at Actility

“If all the solutions, this one perhaps shows best how easy a rollout can be achieved, in the rather complex environment that Industrial IoT usually entails.

said Bert Vanaken, CEO at WMW

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Through this collaboration we can now help our industrial clients to easily optimize their equipment through monitorization and bring businesses operational and financial long-term gains.

saidPierre Savary, BoB Assistant Business Developper, NKE 

About WMW

The WMW platform gathers, processes and analyzes data collected from people and things. Review, predict and prevent situations and act accordingly! Optimize, increase and become more efficient! 

 WMW is a hub where you combine your operational data with information provided through sensors and people. The hub acts as a single user interface to collect, visualise and manage all assets over various locations and use cases. Everything you want to know about your assets, people and external services can be linked digitally to your organization. WMW can be part of a dedicated end-to-end solution or serve as the single point of operation for multiple sensors, projects and sites. 

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About NKE Watteco

NKE is a French company specialized in the capture of physical quantities and environmental data related to the industry, buildings, transport, and in the wireless transmission of this information over long range, low bit rate, low power radiofrequency networks (LPWAN) such as private or public LoRaWAN, IoT networks (Internet of connected objects). 

About Actility   

Actility is a world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of companies trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of use cases.  

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