Yokogawa to release the Sushi Sensor


Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it will release the Sushi Sensor, an OpreX-brand wireless solution, in markets other than Japan, starting with European shipping in March 2019. Already available in Japan, the Sushi Sensor is a compact wireless device with integrated sensing and communication functions that is intended for use in the monitoring of plant equipment vibration and surface temperature. Optimised for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, the Sushi Sensor enables the online monitoring of equipment operating conditions, which helps to improve equipment maintenance and prevent failures by detecting signs of abnormalities at an early stage.

The features of the Sushi Sensor include:
  • Easy installation and set-up: the compact wireless sensor complies with the LoRaWAN, a communication standard using low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless data communication protocol for long-distance communications, and thus does not require repeaters. It is also battery powered, eliminating the need for an external power supply. Being compact and lightweight, this sensor can be easily mounted on all kinds of plant equipment. In addition, the sensor supports near-field communication (NFC), which allows sensor setting and sensor condition monitoring to be performed from a smartphone via a dedicated app.
  • Excellent environmental resistance: although vibration sensors and temperature sensors for IoT applications are commercially available, most of them are designed for indoor use. Yokogawa’s compact wireless Sushi Sensor is environmentally robust and is well suited for installation in harsh plant locations.
  • Monitoring via an on-premises server or a cloud server: data collected by the Sushi Sensor can be monitored from either an on-premises server or a cloud server via a LoRaWAN gateway. Operators and maintenance staff can monitor the vibration and surface temperature of equipment throughout a plant from either the on-premises server or any device in a remote location that can access the cloud server.
  • Major target markets for measuring the vibration and temperature of plant equipment, such as compressors, pumps, motors, fans and conveyors, include oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, electric power, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, food, iron and steel, water supply and wastewater treatment, metal, etc.