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Understanding the Health of your Bearings

The ABB Ability™ Sensor allows technicians to safely measure bearing temperature and vibration from a safe distance. The wireless technology keeps employees safe and informed.

ABB Ability™ Sensor

Changes in temperature and vibration can indicate potential problems in mounted bearings. Yet understanding the health of the bearing is usually overlooked, leaving problems unnoticed until the bearing fails. ABB now makes it easier and safer to know how your bearing feels.

ABB Ability™ connects you to the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). ABB offers a unique digital advantage by combining connectivity and data analytics with our expertise to make your operations efficient, and predictable.

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor for mounted bearing is an easy-to-use, wireless sensor which monitors the health of your ABB Dodge mounted bearings, allowing users to reduce downtime, improve reliability, and operate safely.

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ABB Ability™ SENSOR SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING DEVICES:

  • Devices supporting iOS 12 and above / Android 4.4 and above
  • iPhone® 5s and later
  • iPad® Air and iPad® Pro
  • iPad® 5th and iPad 6th generation
  • iPad® mini 2 and later
  • iPod® touch 6th generation models

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ABB Ability™ Sensor

See how ABB Ability™ Sensor Allows Technicians to Safely Measure Bearing Temperature and Vibration from a Safe Distance

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Increased Safety

The ability to monitor bearings remotely allows maintenance and other relevant personnel to safely get a health check of the bearing without touching equipment.

Reduced Maintenance

Maintenance can now be planned according to actual needs rather than based on generic schedules.

Increased Productivity

Trending data helps to develop patterns for monitoring of performance and ability to predict replacement.

Eliminate Unplanned Stops

There's no need to make a case for a capital expenditure, allowing you to start gathering essential data even faster.

ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor
for Mechanical Products

The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for mechanical products is an easy-to-use, wireless sensor which monitors the health of Dodge mounted bearings and gear reducers, allowing users to reduce downtime, improve reliability, and operate safely. The sensor gives warnings on decreasing health status, which allows you to plan maintenance before there is a problem and the system is down. The ability to monitor mechanical products remotely allows maintenance and other relevant personnel to safely get a health check without touching equipment.

The smart sensor gives you complimentary access to the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB Ability™ connects you to the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). ABB offers a unique digital advantage by combining connectivity and data analytics with our expertise to make your operations efficient, predictable and safe.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a Question ? Please see FAQs for answers.

What are the technical requirements or the installation & use of the Smart Sensor for bearings?

The Smart Sensor works with Bluetooth® 4.0 and up. If the Smart Sensor App is not listed in the application store it means that the smart device is not fulfilling these requirements. Please make sure that the Smart Sensor App has location services activated from your smart device's settings. This is required to establish a connection between your device and your Smart Sensors.

List of supported operating systems:

  • iOS 10.3.3 or higher
  • Android 5.1.1 or higher (Bluetooth Low Energy support required)

List of tested smart devices:

  • iPad 2
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPhone 7, 7+
  • iPhone 6, 6+
  • iPhone SE
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
  • Sony XPERIA L1
  • Huawei P9
  • Motorola G4

What is myABB?

MyABB is a personalized channel for ABB services, helping to maximize equipment availability, optimize the lifecycle of assets and improve operational efficiency and performance. A myABB account is required for use of the Smart Sensor Portal and the Smart Sensor App.

What is ABB Ability™?

ABB Ability™ is our unified, cross-industry digital offering – extending from device to edge to cloud – with devices, systems, solutions, services, and a platform that enables our customers to know more, do more, and do better, together.

I’m having connection problems with my Smart Sensor.

The Bluetooth connection might be exposed to distractions generated by, for example, obstacles between the device and the Smart Sensor. Besides environment, the coverage area also depends on the Smart Sensor's and the smart device's Bluetooth capabilities. If retrying the connection or data transfer doesn't solve the problem, please contact the Smart Sensor Support Team at support.smartsensor@abb.com.

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