All-in-One Condition-Monitoring Solution for Rotating and Reciprocating Equipment
Jane Alexander | June 5, 2014
According to Machine Saver, its patent-pending VTB product offers operations an all-in-one/one-size-fits-all condition-monitoring solution for rotating and reciprocating equipment. Designed to monitor ball bearings, roller bearings and gear conditions, this recently introduced digital triaxial accelerometer and temperature sensor can interface with a DCS, PLC or SCADA, or function as a standalone machine-protection monitor.
The VTB provides overall vibration level outputs for the X, Y and Z axis in Acceleration, Velocity, Displacement, and temperature and impact severity levels for mechanical looseness. When used with CBM Vision software, it can take user-defined periodic snapshots of dynamic vibration information for real-time automated condition analysis, thus helping to eliminate traditional vibration-data-collection routes.