TransferFi technology was designed from the ground up, focusing on specific application areas such as thermal mapping, environmental sensing, and condition monitoring. By far this creates a greater cost-saving impact by digitizing an actual space without sacrificing downtime. Previously, commercial deployments were always unreliable and never optimized for scaling. With TFi One Click ™ calibration and time sharing software, we are able to optimize targeting, time sharing and beamforming signals based on the location of receiver targets and app load without the need for line of sight. Environmental monitoring of SMART buildings On average, around 5,000 smart building sensors will be deployed. 3000 of these sensors could be wireless sensors, but if they were battery powered, the operational costs of battery changes would rise dramatically over time. Currently, it is difficult to scale with the cost of cable infrastructure and the cost of battery replacement maintenance. TFI wireless sensors will provide temperature, humidity, 3-axis vibration, air pressure, sound and TVOC (optional). Communication with BMS (Battery Management System) is very flexible, through various protocols such as Modbus, BACnet, MQTT or web services. TFi WPN will be the backbone of the IIoT for HVAC control, lighting, maintenance schedules, access control, energy monitoring and monitoring. Our trial install has been working with the Fortune 500 MNC in the power sector on TFi WPN for over a year without interruption. Reliability and durability are demonstrated while offering real install savings of 50% and deployment time 80% to enable true independence. Heat mapping The development of heat map web analytics is an exciting trend in providing visualization for operational efficiency. For facilities like cold chain logistics and 24/7 data centers, energy management is critical. Heat maps provide a powerful visual image as even the nuances of temperature can provide improvement opportunities for cooling or heating systems. Cold Chain Logistics prefers higher levels of integration because maintaining temperature integrity requires a higher level of control over all the processes involved. It relies on physical means to ensure proper temperature conditions along the supply chain. With TFi WPN, a large number of sensors can be installed without interruption of operation and are highly scalable. Accurate temperature and humidity data can be transmitted in real time at a frequency of 1 Hz to ensure accuracy and ability to trigger emergency situations. An efficient cold chain facility maintains perishable goods within precisely predetermined temperature ranges in order to maintain desired qualities. Significant energy savings can be achieved through thermal mapping by optimizing warehouse layout and integrating with the refrigeration system for precise temperature control. Charges, storage, and even last mile connections can now be analyzed via mobile thermal mapping applications. Data centers Data centers require 100% uptime for a continuous flow of information. With the ever-increasing cost of electricity, data center operators are now looking for ways to improve performance and increase the kilowatt-per-square foot rating – all while reducing costs. Because temperature is directly related to energy consumption and equipment operation, heat maps can be used to monitor energy consumption, cooling, and IT operations. TFi WPN can be installed without interruption in the AC to DC power infrastructure in data centers. With temperature and humidity sensors able to map conditions across the room, ensuring comprehensive monitoring and notification of any potential hazards. Operational efficiency is achieved with increased operating time and equipment life by deploying multiple TFi sensors. Predictive maintenance condition monitoring TransferFi aims to enable manufacturers to extend the useful life of their machines and parts while avoiding unplanned downtime. With the advent of Industry 4.0, companies are able to leverage new technologies to monitor and gain a deeper insight into their operations in real time, and transform a typical manufacturing facility into a smart factory. At its core, the TFI WPN is the backbone of the IIoT Wireless System, providing the ability to unmask multiple sensors while providing high-quality data to replace wired sensors. Battery sensors have limited lifespan as they incur cost fines when it comes to changing the battery. Even AI programs for predictive maintenance require several months to form fully reliable algorithms. TFI WPN Status Monitor features include: 3-axis accelerometer for monitoring vibration up to FFT analysis Acoustic analysis Machine usage temperature analysis Third-party sensor fault detection TFi sensors provide the ability to convert physical conditions into digital signals to be processed, aggregated, and analyzed. With the affordability of bandwidth and storage, massive amounts of data can be transferred not only to give a complete picture of the assets in a single plant but to an entire production network. TransferFi’s dashboard also provides data visualization for PLC, MES, and even ERP system. In a deployment at a Japanese industrial facility monitoring 3 pump motors located at 1,480 rpm, the TFi sensors were supposed to measure vibration in the Z, Y and Z axis up to a frequency of 1.34 kHz. The FFT data were able to identify unsatisfactory conditions with a higher vibration frequency in one of the motors in a 2 h period. Written by Lionel Lim, Head of Operations, TransferFi Pte Ltd.