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Battery – Less Sensor Project 

Battery – Less Sensor Project 

The Battery – Less Sensor project consists of using the waste heat present in the processes to power a new generation of wireless sensors without the need for batteries. It allows measuring temperature and vibration in industrial processes or monitoring rotating machines to facilitate predictive maintenance, avoiding production stoppages, and creating early warnings of potential failures in industrial processes.

It is financed by AEI lines of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism. It is an IoT initiative developed by AEInnova together with Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales and the Cluster de l’Energia Efficient de Catalunya.

The characteristics of the project were explained in the table:

LocationValoriza Servicios Medioambientales:  Chiloeches (Guadalajara – Spain) and CIRTEC: Valdemoro (Madrid – Spain)
Implementation time3 months
NeedMonitoring of operating parameters (vibrations and temperature) in the rasper from VSM and two reactors from CIRTEC.
SolutionThe solution consists of installing three INDU-EYE LoRa Vibro and three INDU-EYE LoRa Termo (on the bearing support of the granulator motor, and on the jet engine cover)

The installation consists of 4 components:

  1. The thermogenerator: The device can generate electrical energy form residual heat and power the entire system.
  2. The sensors: In this case, the accelerometer for INDU-EYE LoRa Vibro and the temperature sensor from INDU-EYE LoRa Termo.
  3. The LoRa communication node:  This device will be able to send the collected data to out monitoring servers in the cloud.
  4. DAEVIS: The iIoT device monitoring system will be in charge of collecting and displaying the collected data

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