Pump application with pipes and armatures

Always keep an eye on your pumps with cost-effective measuring of the active power

Optimizing maintenance cycles and increasing system availability through targeted protective measures is an important goal in pump applications.

Detect critical load states of your pump or system at an early stage without additional sensor technology, e.g. detection of a dry running pump or overloaded motor.

Measure process data such as performance values, operating hours, and switching cycles, and transmit them safely to the control level.

This enables you to meet your specific digitalization and Industry 4.0 requirements.

Intralogistics: Pump application with pipes and armatures

Reliable monitoring – exact and fast control

  • Economic measurement of active power to detect all critical load states of your pump or system
  • Determining and transmitting process data to the control level using a bus gateway
  • Freely configurable switching and signaling thresholds allow you to conveniently and reliably monitor your processes

Monitoring of pumps and actuating drives: Predictive maintenance for rotating equipment

Pumps and actuating drives are found in process-technical systems, for example. The motor managers from Phoenix Contact monitor pumps and motors for overload and underload, function, dirt, and wear. You can therefore provide permanent protection for pumps, actuating drives, fans, and even machine tools, for example. The monitoring is realized by freely configurable switching and signaling thresholds. Identical or separate settings can be made for the thresholds for both directions of rotation. Communication modules for all conventional standards such as PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and Modbus TCP are available for connecting to fieldbus systems. Measured process data can also be transmitted to a cloud via a side channel in the automation pyramid, according to the NOA (NAMUR Open Architecture) concept.

Application of a process system with pumps and actuating drives
Machine tool application object

Monitoring machine tools: Preventing downtimes and high repair costs

If a machine tool fails, there are long downtimes due to replacement of the motor or the driven element. Both are often large mechanical units. If the malfunction affects a large motor or a complex machine, even longer downtime must be expected – after all, users tend not to keep an expensive spare motor on hand. In the case of special-purpose machines, it is even possible that the relevant replacement part is not available from the manufacturer.
The motor manager detects an overload and thus protects the machine tool. If, for example, the feed value set on a milling machine is too high, the worst-case scenario is that a tool may break. The power threshold, parameterized accordingly, can be used to resolve this issue. A signaling threshold also signals tool wear in advance.

Software box for the IFS-CONF system software

IFS-CONF – the system software for configuration and monitoring

The motor manager is parameterized using the intuitive IFS-CONF system software from Phoenix Contact based on the FDT/DTM concept. Communication modules for all conventional standards such as PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and Modbus TCP are available for connecting to fieldbus systems. They are also configured using IFS-CONF software, which includes a practical simulation mode for testing the system