The Pulse CM technology uses modern algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the health of vibrating screens. Haver & Boecker Niagara stated that it can provide more accurate measurements and forecasts complemented by information that is easy to understand.
Pulse CM is a wireless diagnostics tool that is designed to help mineral processing operations to schedule their maintenance programmes efficiently, rather than just reacting to equipment breakdown. Predictive maintenance leads to increased efficiency, decreased downtime and improved reliability.
The new solution is the next level in Haver & Boecker Niagara's Pulse portfolio, accompanying the company's existing Pulse Vibration Analysis. Both solutions analyse data to help their users improve the efficiency of their equipment. However, Pulse CM also uses permanently installed sensors to monitor equipment around the clock, which is a feature not included in Pulse Vibration Analysis.
Pulse CM captures real-time information on monitored equipment and provides alerts via e-mail when the first signs of potential problems are detected. Pulse CM provides a forecast of the dynamic condition of the equipment for periods of 48 hours, five days and four weeks, based on its 24/7 monitoring of the accelerations of the vibration screen.
The system can detect anomalies that then point an operation's maintenance team to specific areas of the equipment that may need attention. Haver & Boecker Niagara stated that with consistent use, Pulse CM can accurately point out and predict critical issues as well as advising when to schedule maintenance and what to focus on during planned downtime.
Pulse CM includes a gateway that can connect with up to 20 wireless sensors within a radius of up to 75m, collecting all data from the body and drive components. It uses a cellular signal or Wi-Fi to send the data to the Haver & Boecker Niagara cloud, which is available through the company's web app.
The sensor configurations on Pulse CM, which are placed on the vibrating screen's body and bearings, can be customised. In addition, the gateway can be positioned between two screens that are operating close to each other.
The company's web app displays all the data in a portal, providing users with a full equipment overview in real time. They can also see detailed information specific to each of the sensors to identify the operating condition of the equipment and the health of each component.
Thiago Buoso, project and sales engineer at Haver & Boecker Niagara, said: "Haver & Boecker Niagara has a history of developing solutions to help producers increase their uptime. Unexpected downtime is a huge source of lost revenue for producers, so we aim to create products and technology that prevent that. Additionally, there is a lack of reliable systems like this on the market. Pulse Condition Monitoring is the most detailed, accurate monitoring system available to customers."