Yokogawa Electric Corporation has recently announced the release of new pressure and temperature sensors for the Sushi Sensor wireless industrial IoT (IIoT) solution in Europe, North America, and specific Southeast Asian markets, with the release in other markets set to follow at a later date.
These additions to the Sushi Sensor lineup, part of the OpreX™ Asset Management and Integrity family, were first released in Japan in July 2019.
The new sensors facilitate the online collection of pressure and temperature data from equipment such as tanks and furnaces, and supplement the vibration and surface temperature monitoring capabilities of the integrated XS770A wireless vibration sensor launched in 2018. The expanded sensor lineup allows for equipment condition monitoring based on a wider variety of plant data. This in turn enables the reduction of equipment inspection man-hours and the detection of signs of equipment abnormalities at an early stage.
As manufacturers strive to improve productivity and the efficiency of their plant maintenance operations, they have a growing need for solutions that facilitate the collection of equipment data. This is driving demand for wireless sensors that are easier and cheaper to install than conventional wired devices. In March 2018, Yokogawa released the integrated XS770A wireless vibration sensor to meet the need for an environmentally robust wireless sensor solution that can improve plant maintenance efficiency.
The XS770A is a LoRaWAN® compliant equipment monitoring device with both vibration and surface temperature sensing capabilities. To meet its customers’ needs for solutions that can monitor equipment conditions based on a wider variety of measurement data, Yokogawa has now developed for the Sushi Sensor solution new pressure and temperature sensors that also support the LoRaWAN protocol.