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ITT Enidine Redefines Shock Absorber Industry with Sentinel 1
Thursday, 9 May 2019
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., May 9, 2019
– ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand is redefining the shock absorber industry with
Sentinel™ 1, ITT Enidine's first-generation onboard monitoring system.
"Sentinel™ 1's new patent-pending design is the first of its kind in the shock absorber industry," said Farrokh Batliwala, president of ITT's Connect and Control Technologies business. "By incorporating microelectronic solutions with Enidine's robust heavy-duty shock absorber technology, Sentinel™ 1 can be designed into any energy management solution for reliable performance monitoring. This new technology is manufactured to meet our customers' most demanding material handling requirements, particularly within storage and retrieval applications."
For more than 50 years, ITT Enidine has continued to deliver upon a legacy of innovation developing high-performance shock absorption and vibration isolation products. Sentinel™ 1 is the latest addition to Enidine's comprehensive technology portfolio. As an affordable entry-level solution, Sentinel™1 features event impact signal trigger capabilities protecting valuable equipment and ensuring seamless operations for various manufacturing applications including automatic storage and retrieval systems, warehousing, overhead crane and amusement rides.
"Sentinel™ 1's technology incorporates continuous shock absorber and impact monitoring utilizing energy harvesting and the ability to communicate across a facility to a PLC or other similar systems without wires or batteries," said Greg Herman, Director of Sales and Business Development, ITT Enidine. "These features make Sentinel™ 1 easy to adapt into a previously installed shock absorber base. It's designed with affordability and longevity in mind, giving manufacturers and OEMs the power to incorporate next-generation IoT 4.0 technology into their designs without the burden of major equipment modification."
Additional features and benefits of Sentinel™ 1 include:
Advanced Intelligence Theory: Capture, measure and transmit pressure, velocity and positional data to a PLC interface leveraging Sentinel™ Patent Pending Technology
Predictable Maintenance Technology: Allows customers to monitor and manage their shock absorbers health
Intelligent Technology Development:
- Flexibility to provide beneficial information within various in-use applications
- Monitor cycle count, hours of operation and the internal pressure of shock absorbers
- Control box can be integrated into OEM's systems
- Remote notification to facilities manager of shock absorber information
- Flexibility for products of various sizes to utilize technology
- Multi-aisle reporting across the entire facility
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ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, NY, with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2018 revenues of $2.75 billion.
About ITT's Connect and Control Technologies Business
ITT's Connect and Control Technologies business designs and manufactures harsh-environment connectors and critical energy absorption, motion, flow and environmental control components. Through leading brands such as Aerospace Controls, BIW Connector Systems, Cannon, Compact, Conoflow, Enidine, Neo-Dyn and Veam, the business serves customers in the aerospace, defense, infrastructure, energy, automation, transportation and industrial markets.