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Worried about Water Damage? Introducing Our Wireless Flood Sensor

A Forbes magazine article published in 2021 stated that “A study of 729,999 commercial and residential properties in the contiguous U.S. concluded that floods will cost businesses $26.8 billion in direct lost output and $23 billion in lost output due to downtime in 2022.” And this doesn’t include risks to civil structures such as tunnels or underpasses. Clearly, water damage, whether from burst pipes, leaks, or flooding, is a major concern. Because of this, Phase IV has developed a […]

The Top 5 Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

We recently introduced our range of Leap Sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM) using the IoT. Structural health monitoring is the process of regularly checking infrastructures such as roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, etc. for changes that may indicate deterioration or recent damage. Most of this is still done with physical inspections, but advances in wireless sensor technology now make it possible to install remote monitoring systems. With regular, consistent monitoring, it’s a lot […]

How Do Cellular IoT Sensors Work?

Do you need to monitor something in a remote location? Or maybe need to just monitor a couple of things for a short amount of time? Or do you want to make installing some sensors as simple as possible? The Leap Sensor’s cellular IoT sensor transceiver node can be a great solution.

A standard IoT wireless sensor system consists of the sensor transceiver node, a gateway, and software. The transceiver node uses a radio signal to transmit readings to the […]

Convert an Analog Input Sensor to Wireless? We Can Do That.

The flexibility of the Leap Sensors platform means you can convert almost any off-the-shelf sensor to a wireless sensor.

While our Leap Sensors system includes a wide range of sensor options, there may be times when you have a specific monitoring need. This is why Phase IV has made it easy to integrate almost any off-the-shelf sensor with the common 4-20 mA or 10-volt inputs into a Leap wireless transceiver node. The long-life battery in the transceiver node then powers […]

Leap Software Options – There’s More Than One Way to Connect to the IoT

Henry Ford famously said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” If you look out over any parking lot now, though, you’ll see that this idea is long outdated. So why are most IoT sensor companies offering you only one choice when it comes to your software options?

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Here at Phase IV, we’ve listened to our clients’ requests for different options on how they want […]

How Differential Air Pressure Gauge Sensors Are Used in Manufacturing

The aroma of coffee emanating from your local coffee shop entices you in the morning. But what if the aroma wasn’t from the Starbucks down the street, but from a roasting factory in your city? Along with that enticing aroma, the coffee roasting process, like any other industrial process, results in by-products that you don’t want to escape into the air.

Chaff is the papery-thin skin of the coffee bean which falls off the bean when it’s roasted. In an industrial […]

Advantages of Structural Health Monitoring Using IoT and CAN bus Technology

There has been a lot of news coverage lately about the troubles with US infrastructure. In fact, the American Society for Civil Engineers 2021 Structural Report Card recently graded America’s infrastructure at a C-, mentioning “staggering maintenance backlogs,” with 11 of the 17 categories rated falling in the D range.

This is precisely why there is a growing need for a simple, reliable, and cost-effective system for remote structural health monitoring (SHM) using the Internet of Things (IoT), […]

Introducing Bulk Over-Air Transmission & Download for Vibration Data

Vibration monitoring is an established tool for predictive maintenance. Just like a rough-running car engine means it’s time to have a mechanic take a look – changes in the shaking, or vibration, of factory machinery can indicate a possible problem.

Phase IV’s Leap Sensors system offers sensors that monitor vibration only, as well as vibration in combination with two other predictors of motor health, temperature and amperes. (And with Leap’s modular, flexible multi-sensor design, you can combine vibration monitoring […]

How Motor Sensors Predict – and Prevent – Equipment Failure

Predictive maintenance is vital to keep equipment running at its peak at all times. In a variety of industries, using wireless sensors for motor condition monitoring helps minimize unplanned shutdowns and reduces the cost of maintenance.

Motors are the workhorses of manufacturing facilities, powering conveyors, pumps, blowers, fans, compressors, and more. Even one failed motor can impact an entire production line, with the possibility of huge losses in time and money. When a line […]

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