Leroy-Somer and Kato Engineering announce the launch of GenOSys

A cloud-based framework for power generation assets monitoring

Leroy-Somer and Kato Engineering announce the launch of GenOSys™, a cloud-based framework for power generation assets monitoring

MAY 23, 2017

GenOSys™ is designed around a proprietary platform that can collect & process all types of data involved in power generation (currents, voltages, resistances, temperatures, vibrations, fuel consumption, etc.). The purpose of the system is to enable real-time management of remote assets. It also capitalizes on the data backlog to build analytics and scenarios that can be used to anticipate faults for predictive maintenance, or to optimize system efficiency.

Any power generation assets can be equipped with GenOSys™, where typical applications include hydro power plants, oil and gas drilling rigs, commercial marine fleets, or other critical power assets. 

Depending on what the user wants to track, various sensors are affixed to the system, and existing devices can be connected to the cloud platform. This flexibility means that GenOSys™ can be used both for retrofit and for new industrial projects to capitalize on significant operational savings.

Kato Engineering and Leroy-Somer have over 3 years of field experience with the platform, building a scalable system to validate the technical feasibility and business relevance of the idea.

“This system allows us to offer operational cost avoidance and safety enhancements for virtually any vertical market or application” said Tim Newell, Solutions Business Development Director. “What is truly exciting is the analytics component, where we’ve uncovered potential for data-based and system intelligence diagnostics. With our backlog of tens of thousands of field-operating hours, we can identify issues and generate events to anticipate failures.”

GenOSys™ will be offered as a basic, premium, and custom solution to end users, genset manufacturers, and packagers. Its flexible approach to retrofit also makes it an ideal solution for maintenance and aftersales service providers looking to increase efficiency in existing infrastructure, improve cost containment, and greatly improve safety of operations personnel.

For more information about GenOSys, visit www.genosys.net

About Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation

Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation, a business unit of the Nidec Group, is the global leader in industrial alternators with power ranging from 10kW to 25MW. With its two leading brands, Leroy-Somer and Kato Engineering, Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation works with generator set manufacturers and electric power producers worldwide to help the industry provide reliable and efficient power solutions. Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation has over 5,000 employees, 10 production sites worldwide and a global service network. For more, visit www.leroy-somer.com/epg

About Nidec

Nidec was established in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 by its Chairman, President and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori. In 1979, Nidec became the first company in the world to successfully commercialize a direct drive spindle motor for HDDs based on a brushless DC motor. Since then, the Company has grown into a world-leading comprehensive motor manufacturer encompassing approximately 300 subsidiaries employing 100,000 people throughout the world and with annual sales exceeding 1 trillion JPY. Nidec's motors, drives, generators and related products are found in a diverse range of applications including computers, smartphones, home appliances, automobiles, manufacturing plants, robots and more.

For more, visit www.nidec.com

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