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The first and easiest step towards digitalising your plant

The fourth industrial revolution is in full swing. Increasing digitalisation and networking of products, value creation chains and business models offers many industrial companies attractive opportunities. At the same time, a lot of companies are not sure how and where to start digitalising their systems. And yet it can be so simple: with KSB Guard.

What is KSB Guard?

KSB Guard is your quick and easy introduction to the world of KSB smart services. KSB Guard can be quickly attached to your pumps and immediately helps you to make your system more reliable and reduce your operating costs.

KSB Guard is KSB’s intelligent pump monitoring system comprising sensors and a cloud application which enables you to keep a mobile eye on the performance and status data of your pumps at all times.

The cloud-based solution monitors all connected pumps in parallel and immediately notifies you of any irregularities. How to detect faults and anomalies faster than ever before while maintaining a solid database for further optimisation measures – system-wide.  

KSB Guard transmission and battery unit mounted on a pump

More transparency thanks to digitalisation. More efficiency thanks to transparency.

The digitalised recording of performance and status parameters for your pumps thanks to a smart service such as KSB Guard offers you a whole new overview of your system – and with it a whole host of benefits.

Transparency

KSB Guard is a simple way to ensure that your system profits from one of digitalisation’s greatest benefits: transparency. This transparency triggers a chain reaction which stands to significantly increase the efficiency of your system.

Better maintenance strategies

With digital monitoring, you gain access to detailed information on the efficiency and overall condition of your pump, enabling you to optimise your pump maintenance tactics in a targeted fashion.

Less frequent and more predictable downtimes

Better maintenance strategies allow you to take care of the procurement of spare parts and other maintenance services in good time. This helps you to predict and reduce downtime at your plant.

Reduced operating costs

The less downtime your system experiences, the more efficiently it will operate – and the lower your operating costs will be.

Graphical representation of the chain of benefits triggered by digitisation.

An overview of the system

  1. Sensor unit: A vibration sensor and a temperature sensor record pump data directly at the pump.
  2. Transmission and battery unit: Supplies power to the sensor unit and transfers measurement data to the gateway.
  3. Gateway: Transfers data via the mobile phone network to the KSB Cloud while maintaining the highest security standards.
  4. Web portal and app: Pump data and additional pump parameters can be evaluated conveniently and easily in the app or accessed via a computer.

Image of a KSB Etanorm equipped with KSB Guard.

Taking the first step has never been easier.

You can carry out the 4-step installation yourself or have it performed by a KSB expert:

1. Adhere sensor unit

Affix the sensor unit to the bearing bracket or to the drive lantern of the pump using magnets and industrial adhesive to ensure good transmission of vibrations.

A hand attaching the sensor unit to the pump

2. Mount transmission and battery unit

Mount the transmission and battery unit on the pump near the sensor unit wherever it is most convenient. Then press a button to activate the transmission and battery unit and connect it with the sensor unit.

A hand attaching the transmission and battery unit

3. Suspend gateway

Suspend the gateway near the pumps, connect the plug to the
230 V mains and check mobile reception at the LED display.

A system operator attaching the gateway

4. Register pumps

Make a few basic pump data entries for each pump on the computer or using your smartphone ─ done.

A system operator with a smartphone standing next to a pump equipped with KSB Guard

Easy to install

  1.  Adhere sensor unit
  2. Mount transmission and battery unit
  3. Suspend gateway
  4. Register pumps

Plan your maintenance efficiently

KSB Guard allows you to plan for maintenance jobs based on specific measurement data. This, in turn, allows you to use your resources where they really are required. Documenting and tracking work on a pump takes just a few clicks.

KSB Guard

  • Helps avoid unnecessary maintenance
  • Improves availability as irregularities are detected
  • Documents previous work to facilitate future inspections

Graphic of two mobile phones with maintenance data on the displays.

The KSB Guard app

You are already a proud KSB Guard owner and have registered your pumps? Then click here to download the free KSB Guard app: QR-Code App Store and Google Play

             Apple Store                                  Google Play

Or go to the KSB Guard web portal.


Download

KSB Guard in action

Interview with reference customer SAMSON AG

Your contact to KSB

Thank you for your interest in KSB. Would you like to find out more about Industry 4.0 by KSB?
Contact us quickly and easily at +49 6233 86-3576. 

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