Vibconnect RF is said to be the first of its kind wireless condition monitoring for machine components. A sensor unit monitors machine vibration, bearing condition and temperature, and transmits relevant data to the bridge where it is evaluated. Thanks to its diagnostic capabilities, the system monitors the condition of roller bearings and other rotating components and detects damage caused by cavitation. The system lets users monitor plant equipment that extends over a large area without the need for installing costly cabling.
The Vibconnect bridge acts as the central receiver. It processes data from the sensor units and transmits it through the operator’s network for visualization and archiving. For the evaluation of received data, the system includes a range of comprehensive analytical functions that lets an operator assess the machine vibration, tempera
ture, and bearing condition.
Irregularities or faults found in machine components are directly recorded and forwarded to a control center. This lets users detect damage to assets at an early stage so that you can take prompt corrective action.
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