OMRON Delivers Smart Factory Maintenance in New Device

OMRON has recently launched the K7DD-PQ Series, an advanced motor condition monitoring device designed to automate the detection of abnormalities in manufacturing sites. The K7DD perfectly fits in OMRON’s view of smart maintenance. By collecting, monitoring, and analyzing live data, OMRON provides solutions that will allow users to use this data for decision-making.

K7DD-PQ Series motor condition monitoring device

Precise Anomaly Detection

Specifically, K7DD-PQ can analyze over 400 types of feature values*1 derived from current and voltage measurements. Thus, it can detect specific failure modes such as worn blades, chip entanglement, or deteriorating bearings in machine tool spindle motors. This automation eliminates reliance on skilled workers’ experience and senses. Accordingly, it reduces inspection effort and prevents unexpected equipment failure.

Moreover, K7DD-PQ ensures accurate and comprehensive data processing. Specifically, it is equipped with high-speed 2.5-μsec sampling technology that catches even the most fleeting anomalies. Also, it features a 6-channel simultaneous/continuous operation capability that processes data without omission or deviation. It can effectively monitor servomotors and induction motors, detecting anomalies caused by gaps between the rotor and stator or changes in torque. The device offers self-contained condition monitoring within the manufacturing site, eliminating the need for complex installations or cloud-based systems. With easy retrofitting to the control panel, local monitoring and immediate anomaly detection become hassle-free.

Operating at a speed of 50msec, K7DD-PQ can keep up pace with variable-speed equipment, significantly reducing inspection workload. Additionally, it simplifies data analysis by automatically selecting effective feature values and setting thresholds, enabling the identification of various failure modes and their root causes. This ensures reliable results and enhances overall equipment effectiveness.

By addressing labor shortages and the need for efficient maintenance practices, OMRON’s K7DD-PQ Series contributes to the automation and optimization of maintenance tasks. Ultimately, it prevents unexpected equipment failures and improves productivity in manufacturing processes.

*1 Feature values: Values operated from current and voltage data obtained from the motor’s power line. These values are used to explore the correlation between this data and changes in motor conditions.