Infineon Technologies has launched its new XENSIV predictive maintenance evaluation kit, the firm said in a release.
The kit was co-developed with IoT service provider Klika Tech and is powered by cloud service provider AWS to offer an end-to-end solution for customers.
The new offering includes hardware (sensors, microcontroller, embedded security) and software as well as CloudFormation templates, and enables an easy evaluation of sensor-based condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. The target applications involve heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment as well as motors, fans, drives, compressors, refrigeration and other components of smart buildings.
“Together with AWS and Infineon we assembled an end-to-end HVACR predictive maintenance evaluation kit and anomaly detection solution that enables building operators to evaluate features to proactively respond to issues before they become costly failures,” said Gennadiy Borisov, president and co-CEO of Klika Tech. “There is now a complete evaluation solution to increase efficiency and reduce system downtime – all in a scalable evaluation platform that can be deployed quickly.”
“With the rise of smart buildings, features such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance become increasingly important to leverage the full potential of intelligent buildings,” said Robert Junker, head of emerging applications at Infineon. “This evaluation kit allows customers to easily evaluate sensor-based condition monitoring and predictive maintenance features in their HVAC systems. Together with our partners, we can now provide them full end-to-end support along their predictive maintenance journey.”
The XENSIV Predictive Maintenance Evaluation Kit can be equipped with XENSIV sensor satellite boards with a broad range of sensors for data collection and condition monitoring.
AWS Cloud integration is completed by full AWS CloudFormation templates and a software application stack. A Graphic User Interface (GUI) and basic anomaly detection are also included.
Infineon noted that predictive maintenance can lead to 70% fewer breakdowns and 25% fewer maintenance costs, while well-maintained equipment can extend its lifetime by 20%. HVAC end-users such as building owners and facility managers frequently request predictive maintenance functionality in their equipment since the failure of equipment can result in severe disruption of a building’s operations, the company said.
Infineon Technologies is a German semiconductor manufacturer founded in 1999, when the semiconductor operations of the former parent company Siemens AG were spun off.