In the context of Industry 4.0, the role of sensors is a very important issue, as MWM points out. With extensive experience, and in a constant program of research, the company has developed electronic sensors to detect the lubricant flow rate, for instance oil-air, oil mist, spray, injection or liquid oil lubrication, in the automatic lubrication systems. The advantages of the sensors are seen in a 100 percent safe lubrication and a reduction of machine downtime and maintenance. The instruments provide automation and connectivity for process management, set need-based lubrication, and value-added machine retrofitting. The range includes the IFX-C optical sensor for oil streak detection in air-oil systems, the optical IFX-S inject-spray sensor for spray lubrication, the IFL-O laser flow rate sensor to measure minimal oil flow rate, the IFX-F optical sensor for oil flow rate measurement in oil mist, and the IFX-SC optical sensor to monitor the rotary joints fluid leakage. The sensor monitoring systems on show from the exhibitors are said to offer solutions for a wide range of mechanical components lubrication needs with an Industry 4.0 approach.
Manufacturing and process automation
Sensors make lubrication systems fit for industry 4.0
MWM has developed sensors that focus on lubricant control. Whether oil mist or spray injection - safe lubrication reduces maintenance costs and downtime.
18 Jul. 2017
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