MEMS accelerometers are just now coming of age as vibration sensors in modern condition monitoring (CM) systems. Recent expansion of capability in measurement range, bandwidth, and resolution is enabling new concepts and system architectures...
- Mark Looney
- Analog Devices
Understand how MEMS-based accelerometers are helping meet the demands on vibration sensors into today’s Condition based Monitoring Applications. This 2 minute tip will highlight key features and benefits of MEMS-based accelerometers in comparison to piezosensors commonly used for CbM...
- Thomas Brand
- Analog Devices, Inc
Analyzing machine vibration as a means of monitoring healthy operation and diagnosis of emerging problems is a relatively mature specialization, long practiced on turbines and motor-pump trains. Condition Monitoring for the factory today is generally implemented by a skilled practitioner equipped with a handheld data-logger, collecting and processing signals from a tethered vibration sensor during a periodically scheduled, route-based maintenance program.
- Ed Spence
- The Machine Instrumentation Group
Next-generation sensors based on MEMS technology, combined with advanced algorithms for diagnostic and prognostic applications, expand opportunities to measure a variety of machines and improve the ability to effectively monitor equipment, improve uptime, enhance process quality, and increase throughput. This 2 minute tip reviews imbalance faults and their characteristics to provide insights into some of the key system requirements that must be considered when developing a condition-based monitoring solution.
- Pete Spocik
- Analog Devices, Inc
A 398 KW MV motor that runs a blower fan in a cement plant was showing strange behavior. The vibration equipment indicated vibration amplitudes that became chronic with the passage of time. The maintenance team, not knowing what the issue was, ran the motor until the bearings had to be replaced...
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Monitoring equipment requires an understanding of what you are looking for and matching sensing equipment to these signatures. Learn about how to best match sensing tools with the types of equipment you are monitoring and the vibration signals they generate as they age..
- Perfecto Martinez