Samotics is a leading provider of real-time actionable insights to optimize performance and energy efficiency of AC motors and rotating equipment and recently launched its newest energy efficiency solution: Energy Analytics. Below, Jasper Hoogeweegen, chief executive officer at Samotics, discusses the need for this approach and the benefits his company’s customers can expect.
MPT: When you surveyed the industrial market, what precipitated the need for a solution like Energy Analytics?
Jasper Hoogeweegen: There is a growing sense of urgency for industrial organizations to improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce energy waste. Electricity costs—which are by far the largest outlay when operating rotating equipment—continue to increase amid ongoing pressures within energy markets. Organizations are also working to realize ambitious sustainability targets as part of a global push toward net zero.
MPT: What is some of the background on how this product came to market?
Jasper Hoogeweegen: Energy Analytics leverages Samotics’ years of experience monitoring electrical signals to provide insight into the efficiency of rotating equipment, benchmark performance against industry best practices, and deliver actionable, prioritized savings recommendations.
Energy Analytics enables organizations to act immediately with no hardware investment, transforming fragmented, granular datasets into concrete recommendations to reduce energy costs and emissions.
MPT: When you say no hardware investment, how does that work? Can I build on my existing systems?
Jasper Hoogeweegen: With Energy Analytics, organizations simply enable access to historic telemetry data from their existing measurement infrastructure (for example, SCADA systems), which is then mapped, cleaned, and pre-processed to enable structured analysis within the industry-leading analytics platform. Support from Samotics’ expert team then enables organizations to quickly realize and report significant energy savings through continuous optimization, without the CAPEX investment and complexity associated with the installation of hardware.
Energy Analytics directly complements Samotics’ widely deployed and proven SAM4 technology ecosystem which uses electrical signature analysis (ESA) to enable continuous monitoring of the assets’ health, performance, and energy efficiency. Where an organization’s existing monitoring data is incomplete in terms of volume or quality, for example, SAM4 Energy sensors can be quickly and easily installed. This is particularly beneficial for equipment in harsh or submerged environments, as the sensors are installed in the motor control cabinet rather than on the asset itself.
MPT: How would you summarize the key benefits customers should look for?
Jasper Hoogeweegen: First, Energy Analytics enables industrial organizations to leverage existing data to realize energy savings of up to 15 percent and reduce associated carbon emissions.
Second, the platform provides insight into the efficiency of rotating equipment, benchmarks performance against industry best practices, and delivers actionable, prioritized savings recommendations.
Lastly, Energy Analytics is easy to set up and compatible with existing measurement infrastructure.
The existing data is then mapped,
cleaned and pre-processed.