Internet of Things Monitoring with Bluetooth Smart Capabilities
ITT’s Pro Services brand has launched the i-Alert2, a Bluetooth Smart-enabled machine health monitor that allows users to identify potential problems before they become costly failures.
It tracks vibration, temperature and run-time hours and wirelessly syncs the data with a smartphone or tablet through the i-Alert2 mobile app. ITT’s i-Alert2 combines the latest in Bluetooth low-energy and sensor technologies commonly used in the consumer health and fitness trackers and smart watches, such as the Apple Watch and Fitbit.
The i-Alert2 is the first to successfully integrate these technologies into an industrial package. It is engineered and rated for use in a wide range of industrial environments; is chemical resistant; is rated for extreme temperatures (–40–84 °C); and is rated to operate in environments with explosive gases, dust and fibers.
“ITT’s i-Alert2 delivers sophisticated technology so economically that it extends the practical reach of in-plant monitoring systems to all types of machines, enabling rapid connection of industrial machines to the Industrial Internet of Things,” says Dan Kernan, global product director, Aftermarket Solutions, ITT Industrial Process.