On the basis of our SOMA platform, a modular and scalable edge device was developed as a prototype for monitoring bearing and machine components using wireless sensors for a well-known Japanese bearing manufacturer. Based on the customer requirements, the state of the art was determined and a functional specification created. The hardware was selected on the basis of the specification requirements. The chosen option was a Beckhoff® IPC C6030 (edge device) and a gateway from Pepperl+Fuchs to set up a secure wireless network for connecting wireless sensors, such as vibration sensors.
The benchmarking of wired and wireless sensors showed no quality differences in the detection of defects in prepared test specimens (different bearings).
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