SAMSON to invest in and leverage 3DSignals deep learning technology to develop smart valves with embedded predictive process intelligence and maintenance capabilities.
3DSignals, the leader in sound-based predictive maintenance, and SAMSON AG, a global leader in control valve technology, have announced a strategic partnership to integrate 3DSignals' artificial intelligence-based acoustic monitoring technology into SAMSON flow control devices and systems.
"The SAMSON name has become synonymous with low-maintenance products for the most challenging industrial applications," said Dr. Andreas Widl, CEO of SAMSON. "This is the right time for us to begin collaborating with companies like 3DSignals that are driving innovation in IoT and artificial intelligence. This will enable us to go beyond devices and into new services such as adaptive predictive maintenance, and gain process control insights that are rapidly becoming a must in today's digitized manufacturing environments," said Dr. Widl. "Our customers will see immediate value through smart data, and SAMSON intends to increase cooperation with technology innovators to spearhead this trend."
"It was very clear from our initial discussions that SAMSON is extremely focused on advancing the flow control space through innovation," said Amnon Shenfeld, Co-Founder and CEO of 3DSignals. "The synergy was obvious. 3DSignals identifies, learns and sends alerts of phenomena that are strongly correlated with equipment deterioration or indicative of process control inefficiencies. Also, we are seeing adoption by the same industries SAMSON operates in such as energy, oil and gas, and chemicals and petrochemicals," said Shenfeld. "With SAMSON's reputation for uncompromising quality and our innovative approach to applying artificial intelligence in the plant, we see a great fit and win-win for both sides."
3DSignals' system includes airborne ultrasonic sensors that detect anomalies in the sound that machines make while running. The platform's deep learning and predictive analytics software processes these sound signals and aggregates the data, allowing authorized users to receive real-time alerts 24/7 from any remote location. 3DSignals specially developed the sensors for harsh industrial environments and uses highly directional microphones to filter out ambient noise. The system, which was designed with the highest security standards in mind can be deployed in minutes and requires only a power supply.
Founded in 2015, 3DSignals, pioneered the application of sound-based predictive maintenance for industrial and manufacturing equipment. Using the company's proprietary hardware and software system, 3DSignals customers can listen to their machines such as pumps, turbines, hydraulics, motors, compressors, robotics, bearings, and gearboxes; with airborne ultrasonic sensors, anticipate problems with real-time alerts, and reduce unplanned downtime with predictive analytics. The company is headquartered in Kfar Sava, Israel. For more information, visit http://3dsig.com.
SAMSON manufactures control and butterfly valves for use in all areas of process engineering as well as self-operated regulators for simple control systems with a constant reference variable. Sophisticated transmitters, controllers, and automated systems round off the SAMSON product line. Together with the SAMSON subsidiaries (AIR TORQUE, CERA SYSTEM, KT-ELEKTRONIK, LEUSCH, RINGO VÁLVULAS, PFEIFFER, SAMSOMATIC, STARLINE, and VETEC), SAMSON offers a product portfolio to meet all industrial process requirements, and operates in the US as SAMSON CONTROLS.