This product is a special collaboration between Arch and Factor[e]. The first ten organizations to reach out will receive a free POD-1G and prototype armature completely assembled and ready to trial in the field. Contact us directlyto inquire about the free trial engagement program.
The Arch POD-1G + RPM Sensor Armature Kit was developed in collaboration with Factor[e] Ventures. It is a pulse counter designed to record the rotations per minute (RPM) of any machine with an exposed rotating part. It is designed specifically for remote environments. It is battery powered and transfers data through a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection with a mobile phone app. The sensor can store data for 4-6 weeks without data loss, and the battery lasts for 6 months of constant use. Its portable and adaptable design accommodates a variety of machines and installations.
The device is a magnetic RPM sensor which operates by detecting a nearby magnetic field and measures how many times per second the field is detected. If a magnet is mounted to a rotating part on the machine, the sensor will count the number of rotations of that part.
The RPM Sensor is based on the Arch Systems POD-1G family of IOT devices. For more Information, go to: https://archsys.io/specification-pod-1g/. The recorded data can be retrieved by connecting a smartphone to the sensor via Bluetooth. If the smartphone does not have cellular data or Wi-Fi access, the collected data is stored locally on the smartphone until a connection is available. By using the Arch IOTile Companion app (Android and iOS compatible), the data is uploaded to Arch’s IOTile Cloud and can be viewed through the Arch IOTile Cloud Web App.
One Sensor, Many Applications:
RPM measurements are useful for measuring the speed of a machine, the amount of time a machine is used, the load on a machine or the output of a machine. The Arch RPM Sensor Armature Kit is specially designed for use with stationary machines located in remote locations where cellular connectivity is intermittent and power supply is inconsistent.
To install the Arch RPM Sensor on a machine, a small magnet is glued to the rotating object and the sensor is positioned to detect the magnet as it passes by. As the machine runs, the sensor records the number of times the magnet passes by the sensor and calculates the RPM.
This sensor can be used to monitor the activity of mechanical direct drive appliances, such as mills and other machines equipped with a belt/pulley system. These machines have easily accessible rotational parts, such as pulleys or shafts that can be fitted with a magnet. The RPM of the part can then be used to track productivity and measure things like fuel consumption, appliance usage, and electricity needed to power the appliance.