Filtration systems’ manufacturer, Donaldson, will unveil its web-connected technology that monitors industrial dust, fume and mist collectors, and introduce its early adopter program this week at FABTECH in Atlanta, Georgia.
The smart technology uses sensors and a controller to gather real-time data from a collector, apply analytics in the cloud, and relay insights back to the operator through a web-based dashboard and email or text alerts.
Wade Wessels, global director of IoT and Connected Solutions for Donaldson, said, “Operators are looking for actionable data from their collectors. Now our technology not only alerts them when equipment needs attention, but also spells out what actions to take.”
The Donaldson solution can be installed on existing or new industrial dust and fume equipment. Pilot tests have demonstrated significant savings in both time and costs. A frequent three-hour maintenance job in one facility was reduced to just 15 minutes, for example, and premature filter wear in another was quickly discovered so that it could be diagnosed and solved remotely using historic data patterns.
The formal launch will take place in 2019 and you can visit the Donaldson team at FABTECH in Booth B-5901.