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Bimba IntelliSense®

Welcome to Pneumatics 2.0™

Intellisense_LogoIntroducing Bimba IntelliSense®, a one-of-a-kind technology platform combining sensors, cylinders and software to deliver real-time performance data for standard pneumatic devices. With IntelliSense®, users can utilize condition-based monitoring to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization to maximize uptime in the age of full-tilt manufacturing.

What is IntelliSense®?

IntelliSense® is a highly flexible measurement solution that allows for cylinder life monitoring, production data collection and pressure decay measurements. With integrated MODBUS communication over RS-485, IntelliSense® can be connected to a PLC for enhanced system control and monitoring.The addition of an IntelliSense® Data Gateway allows for remote monitoring and data logging of process performance and cylinder life.

How it Works?

  1. The “intelligence” lies within the IntelliSense® Sensor Interface Module (SIM). This remote monitoring device gives users operational insights at the device level
  2. The IntelliSense® SIM can be easily connected to Bimba cylinders using pneumatic fittings.
  3. Using a sensor pair, IntelliSense® is able to report a range of data, including cylinder condition, stroke time, end of travel, pressure and temperature.
  4. Data and insights can be sent from the IntelliSense® SIM to a PLC for advance alarming and controls while also sending real time information to a PC or IntelliSense® Data Gateway, which enables remote monitoring and data logging for user analysis.
  5. The machine-to-machine technologies allow for close monitoring of individual components, giving users the insight needed to move from emergency repair to proactive upgrades––optimizing production as a whole.

Real-time Insights for Real Results

With a constant influx of precise and accurate performance-related data, IntelliSense® helps users make smarter decisions to ensure maximum uptime and component performance.

PredictivePredictive Prognostics

Up-to-date condition information allows IntelliSense® to predict when a cylinder will fail––increasing uptime.

remotemonitoringRemote Monitoring

Using a network of smart devices, users can collect data and monitor machinery remotely, even from multiple locations.

MachineEfficiencyMachine Efficiency

With real-time data, users can identify whether a component is achieving its desired performance specification. This is especially important in sequencing applications that rely on precise stroke rates.

productionMaximizing Production

For customers running machinery 24/7 or producing large value batches, IntelliSense® can alert users to underperforming components––enabling proactive responses for maximum uptime.

Why IntelliSense®?

  • Monitor for system leakage and improve energy savings
  • OEE - Overall Equipment Effectiveness
    • Improve production data with integration with Intellisense
  • Quality Assurance
  • Improve Uptime
  • Predictive Maintenance

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