Good vibrations: One way to avoid machine downtimeNovember 28, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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In a manufacturing plant, it is very important that the machines on the production floor are well maintained and monitored to avoid downtime. Measuring the vibration of machinery is one way to avoid costly downtime.
Companies all over the world are trying to either reduce, control or monitor vibration on products they manufacture or on the machinery used during their manufacturing process. Vibration monitoring is used for the following industrial applications: machinery health monitoring, predictive maintenance, machinery protection and monitoring, and occupational vibration (i.e., human vibration).
Industrial vibration sensors are used to spot imbalances, bearing faults and misalignment by measuring machine vibration, providing early fault diagnosis, and thus reducing downtime.
Vaudreuil, Que.-based Dalimar Instruments offers a full line of piezoelectric accelerometers, velocity sensors, 4-20 mA vibration transmitters, switches, relays, cables, displays and accessories. Virtually all of the company’s products are certified for use in hazardous areas through CSA and ATEX. Another bonus: Its vast product line interfaces directly with data acquisition equipment, including online systems and handheld data collectors.
The data acquisition hardware accepts a variety of digital signals, from digital audio to CAN-bus, FlexRay, GPS and digital wheel-force sensors. The family also includes a single universal module. With this one flexible module, you can take all types of vibration measurements.