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Predictive Maintenance

Plug-and-play predictive maintenance solution ensures uptime and reduces costs

Predictive Maintenance
Intelligent

Intelligent

BOB applies analysis algorithms embedded in its sensor to understand and monitor your equipment. Receive email or SMS alerts when issues arise.

Simple

Simple

Zero infra, zero wiring, zero configuration. To install BOB, simply place it on your equipment. BOB works independently for several years.

Connected

Connected

BOB communicates via LoRa® network providing maximum range for minimal energy consumption and long battery life!

Secured

Secured

Your equipment production data is safe with BOB. It retains it and sends only encrypted scan reports to the cloud.

Use Cases

Prevent failures, reduce downtime, and save money with our powerful wireless sensor with embedded artificial intelligence. It’s easy to use and install!

How It Works

  1. Attach wireless BOB sensor to any machine.
  2. BOB's embedded AI learns from your machine's vibration.
  3. Receive alerts when there are issues on the horizon.

The Easiest Way to Monitor Your Equipment

  • Automatic alerting
  • Access to customizable dashboards

Sensor BOB 1.0

3 axes accelerometer;\

Sampling frequency: 1000Hz;\ Monitored frequency: 20Hz – 500 Hz;\ Monitoring wake-up period adjustable.

NEW Sensor BOB 1.1

3 axis accelerometer;\

Sampling frequencies: 800Hz and 25 600Hz;\ Monitored frequency: 20Hz – 12800 Hz;\ Monitoring wake-up period adjustable.

Power Supply

Nominal autonomy: 2 years

Firmware

Autonomous learning and reporting by Artificial Intelligence\

Alarm Threshold on vibration anomaly\ Peak frequency and FTT reports\ Restart or complete learning\ Setup reporting period

Radio

Max transmission power 25mW in the radio band 868.0 to 868.6MHz LoRa 1.0\

Class A, Class C (compatible), SF6-SF12\ LoRa sensitivity : -137 dBm

Temperature Range

Storage: -25°C à 55°C\

Operating: -20°C à +55°C

Casing

IP 68 case in Polyamide\

Footprint: 76 x 79 x 23 mm (incl. fixing lug)

Test & Qualifications

CE marked, qualified for industrial use EN 61000-6-2\

ETSI EN 300 019 :\ Storage: Classe 1.2 Part 1.1\ Transport : Classe 2.3 Part 1.2\ Operating: Classe 5.2 Part 1.5

How does BOB run?

BOB is equipped with a motion sensor to measure the vibrations along the X, Y, and Z axes. It can identify faults via the vibration Fourier transform, which shows the vibratory signature.

When in operation, and after baseline learning: BOB measures the equipment vibration periodically without sending a message. If all goes well, he sends a report every 6 hours with a summary of the measurements of this period. In the event of a vibration anomaly, it sends an alert immediately.

Some machines have several operating modes. BOB can learn these different modes of operation through artificial intelligence and identify them later, or even adapt to their changes.

How is BOB connected?

BOB operates on a LoRa network.

LoRaWAN gateways are installed throughout your facility to ensure optimal coverage. LoRa connectivity benefits include long battery life on the sensors and excellent long-range coverage, regardless of facility size, you are covered.

Can I move BOB when it is in operation?

Once BOB has been installed and learned the vibratory pattern of the machine, it should not be moved. The vibrations depend precisely on the area where BOB was initially placed. If it is moved, the vibratory signature will change and no longer correspond to what has been learned. If this is the case, either BOB can learn the vibrations of the new zone on its own, or it will go into alert mode because it “perceives” it has detected a failure: if so, it will be necessary to reset it!

What happens if the machine turns off when BOB is learning?

BOB pauses and starts learning again when the machine reboots. It is not ideal to put a BOB sensor on a machine that rarely is on.

How do I affix BOB on my machine?

There must be a good mechanical contact (coupling) between BOB and its support to ensure proper vibration measurement. There are several ways to affix BOB:

  • by magnetization
  • by a clamp
  • by gluing via double-sided tape
  • by screwing

Does BOB run outdoors or indoors?

BOB runs both indoors and outdoors because it is robust and resistant to rain and dust (IP 68). However, the weather conditions, especially the temperature, can alter the battery and degrade the autonomy.

What is the BOB learning phase?

BOB is equipped with artificial intelligence, and it can learn the vibratory signatures of equipment and deduce anomalies. Initially, BOB does not know any equipment. When turned on, it must be placed on the machine: it will listen deeply to the vibrations of the machine for a few hours, then slightly for a few days. After seven days, BOB considers that it knows the machine and goes into normal operation. During the learning period, the results provided by BOB are therefore necessarily limited.

How to access the BOB analysis

The BOB Assistant data and reports are collected and available on a web dashboard and mobile devices, using the account that you created when the sensors were installed. From there, you can explore BOB results, log your analyses, and export essential data. It is also possible to synchronize the platform’s analyzes to your own databases through standard APIs.

Get started today.

To learn more about our solutions, call 281‑667‑0404, or request an online meeting.