Innovative monitoring initiative

Jon Lawson

Bulk materials handling specialist, Spiroflow’s, new innovative monitoring initiative known as Spiroflow Active Monitoring (SAM), remotely provides real time information on the performance of their complete machinery range.

SAM is able to automatically monitor customers’ equipment through sensor-based technology, thereby providing key performance related, safety and operational data. As an ‘upgrade’, the system is built into the standard electrical panel on Spiroflow’s machinery by an in-house team of skilled electrical engineers and connected remotely via 4G/5G or Wi-fi.

Commenting on the new system, Spiroflow’s James Podevyn, said: “As an industry leader, it is important for us to embrace not only IIoT in all that we do, but also to support the private sector’s move towards industry 4.0. As an industry first, SAM will allow our customers to have unbiased facts at their fingertips allowing for an enhanced overview of equipment performance, together with the ability to quickly identify issues and rectify them.”

Alongside real-time demonstrations of SAM at PPMA Total Show, Spiroflow will also be promoting the company’s infamous Flexible Screw Conveyor, aka the Whirligig, live on the stand. In addition, two new software initiatives will be showcased – first is an exciting new Augmented Reality (AR) app, currently in development, which will help provide a unique visual engagement with Spiroflow’s equipment range; and secondly an auto quote system available on stand that provides a ballpark cost on any item in the company’s machinery portfolio.