AiM: industry-leading technology, unmatched flexibility, LOCAL support for smart predictive maintenance

AiM systems integrate Banner Engineering state-of-the-art monitoring components offer more flexibility and reliability than most competitive equipment on the market. In engineering your system, we start with a base kit of required hardware, then build out the components based on the critical rotating equipment in your manufacturing process. All components are then programmed and pre-tested to monitor the health of your specific equipment and application.

Excellence is in the details.

Gateway – This industrial wireless controller facilitates IIoT applications. It interfaces the local wireless sensors and provides a way to collect the data and serve it to the cloud, your LAN network, or just a display screen. Key features include:

  • IP67 housing resists damp/wet conditions – without a control cabinet.
  • Customizable alarms and alerts with secure email.
  • Interactive programmable user interface with LCD and LED indicators.
  • Full customization by the AiM team to meet your equipment monitoring, data delivery and facility requirements.

Vibration/Temperature + AMP Sensors – Our custom built and configured system includes a minimum of 2 EACH vibe/temp nodes with 20A and 150A AMPs, and vibration sensors:

  • Can be set to monitor any equipment with 4-20 milliamps service.
  • Run on lithium batteries that provide 3-5 years of continuous use.
  • Can be attached to equipment with glue or (3) optional magnetic mounts.
  • Communicates with Gateway from up to 6 miles away (line of sight).
  • Vibe sensor extension cables available if needed for custom configuration.

Pressure Sensors – The AiM system's all-in-one pressure nodes combine a media-isolated pressure sensor with reliable, field-proven, Sure Cross wireless architecture into one package, eliminating the need for multiple components and reducing the device footprint. We can custom-configure a package to include as many pressure sensors as needed. These units monitor pneumatic systems, cooling systems, and more – in remote locations without human intervention. This industrial grade, battery-powered device wirelessly transmits pressure levels to the gateway for remote monitoring of critical systems, including:

  • Water pressure
  • HVAC systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Cooling systems/compressors/chillers fluid pressure
  • Hydraulic system pressure
  • Supply tank level via the head pressure

RPM Sensor + Hardware – Hardware includes the RPM node, Turck Uprox sensor and cable, power supply, cable and our expertise in configuring the unit’s interface with the custom system. The UPROX sensor (which is a metal detecting proximity sensor) detects shaft rotation via a screw head, metal bump, or other feature on the shaft that the sensor sees as it goes by. These pulses are read by the node and converted to a frequency, which is then turned into RPM in the gateway and sent to the display/network/cloud as necessary.

3 Years of Prepaid Wireless Service – To push data to the cloud, you can choose between a CDS plan that allows 1000 points per hour/2mil point storage OR a Verizon cellular data service through OTP. Both are renewable on an annual contract after the first 3 years. All monitoring data is one-way communication, with NO ability to control equipment through the wireless connection or the software. Depending on your facility's security requirements, we offer 3 options for securely transmitting data:

  • Cloud service where data is viewable in real time, along with historical data storage.
  • Tying data into your facility’s DCS System.
  • Supplying digital data on your local DXM, with no cloud service or trending capability.

Vibration monitoring example from dashboardCDS Monitoring Dashboard + Cloud Storage – Data from the equipment-installed sensors feed into a Cloud Data Services (CDS) platform, which is accessible remotely to multiple users through internet-enabled mobile and desktop devices. The AiM team can define parameters to control when and how to receive notifications via email or SMS message. The monitoring dashboard's on-demand visibility and real-time alerts allow the your team and/or the AiM team to respond to equipment issues BEFORE a system failure. 

Plus, the CDS platform's analytics and visualization tools deliver actionable insights that allow you to solve realtime equipment performance and uptime challenges. In addition, the ability to store data and analyze trends over time helps your team make better, data-driven decisions long-term.

Unmatched flexibility, scalability + local engineering support to meet your needs.

The AiM system’s competitive strengths include its flexibility/customization of hardware, software, and networking, the deep expertise of our engineering team, and our comprehensive local support services. AiM systems can be engineered as simply or complex as required to provide your optimum monitoring environment for vibration, temperature and/or pressure. Add to that our local monitoring, issue evaluation and repair services, and you've got the most targeted and complete solution to ensuring equipment health, uptime and ROI. 

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No matter where you are in the Southeast, PP&S is positioned to deliver a AiM predictive maintenance system, along with LOCAL 24/7 monitoring and repair:

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in the CAs and VA


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in AL, GA and the FL panhandle