The MicroFlex e190 delivers versatile motion control performance, capability and dependability to power machine innovations. Flexible connectivity is provided with flexible Ethernet and motor feedback technologies that are highly integrated and optimised for demanding motion applications.
You design machines to work precisely to your customer’s expectations. Premium control and design flexibility in motor control is essential. So too is dependability. You can count on all of this in all in ABB's machinery drives, with scalability from basic to highly advanced machinery applications.
Conventional condition monitoring of motors is costly and time consuming for large factories as engineers need to manually gather data and generate reports for each motor. When a motor fails, unexpected and expensive downtime and loss of production are often the consequence. But what if engineers could predict and address a problem before it occurred? What if the motor could communicate its health to factory operators and let them know when it is time for a service? And what if this could be done affordably at a large scale?
Smart sensors are the answer to all these questions. A sensor, about the size of a smartphone, is easy to attach to motors or other industrial assets, such as pumps, mounted bearings or gearing, turning them into a smart, wirelessly connected devices. The motors can then transmit their condition data to a smartphone or secure cloud-based server where it is further analyzed with algorithms, using decades of ABB experience and know-how. The analyzed result is then sent back to a smartphone or dedicated customer portal, informing factory operators about the state of the motor or pump, and predicting any potential problems before they become consequential.