On 6 April 2017, NTN-SNR received the Mechatronics Award, in the “Big Enterprise” category at the European Mechatronics Meeting, held as part of the INDUSTRIE LYON 2017 show. An expert in bearings and magnetic sensors, NTN-SNR has developed a range of innovative solutions for monitoring rotating industrial machines. The Monitor’IT Expert technology, a Condition Monitoring System, got most of the votes. A plug & play solution aimed at the Industry of the future. The system is connected to the Cloud and can forward alarms to smartphones; it can easily be integrated into an existing installation.
At the 9th edition of the European Mechatronics Meeting 2017, a trophy was awarded to NTN-SNR in the “Big Enterprise” category for the Monitor’IT Expert. This is a Condition Monitoring System that pushes back the frontiers of fault detection on mechanical systems.
NTN-SNR has turned to good account its expertise acquired on magnetic sensors to create the Monitor’IT Expert. This solution combines magnetic and vibratory signals in a single acquisition box. The end result is total monitoring: bearings, gears, unbalances, misalignments, and structures.
Monitor’IT Expert delivers a whole series of indicators on the operational status of machines, available online and based on thresholds specific to each installation. The monitoring is supplemented by detailed analysis, along with recommendations, carried out at regular intervals by NTN-SNR experts.
The machines to be monitored are equipped with sensors, installed on the shafts, which measure the magnetic field emitted by the rotation. The signals are transmitted via an acquisition unit to a database hosted on a secure NTN-SNR server. Different algorithms are then used to develop the dashboards and produce the expert analyses.
NTN-SNR’s magnetic acquisition technology has four advantages over methods based on vibration analysis: a sensor separate from the damaged shafting line, slow rotation speed (up to 5 rpm), low sensitivity to noisy environments, and a smaller number of sensors (60 % fewer in certain cases).
NTN-SNR has developed a range suited to all situations. The Monitor’IT Focus is based on magnetic signal technology. The Monitor’IT Custom, designed to be incorporated into the products sold by our customers, is also available.
NTN-SNR ROULEMENTS, headquartered in Annecy (Haute-Savoie, France), belongs to Japanese Group NTN Corporation, a global leader in bearings. NTN-SNR manages and develops all NTN’s activities for the EMEA region and Brazil. NTN-SNR, a major force as a designer, developer and manufacturer of bearings and sub-assemblies for the automotive sector, industry and aeronautics, offers a comprehensive range by also developing maintenance services and solutions. NTN-SNR employs 4,379 people at nine production sites, including six in France, as well as 18 sales offices.
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