As wireless sensor technological innovation continues to leapfrog into the industrial space it is critical to understand the strengths and weaknesses of wireless sensor technology to properly scale and deploy robust and reliable data driven wireless sensor networks.
- Dr. M. David Howard
- Erbessd Instruments
Condition-based monitoring (CbM) is the Industry 4.0 equivalent of wearable fitness devices. With the explosion of connectivity comes the opportunity to observe the physical world like never before and to see physical processes in action, in real time, in fine detail. In industrial....
- Stuart Servis
- Analog Devices
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
The analysis of machine states in CBM can be accomplished using various methods. The probably most common methods are analysis in the time domain, analysis in the frequency domain, and a mix of the two. This tip reviews high level methods for using each of these approaches to determining machine health.
- Thomas Brand
- Analog Devices, Inc
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
It is well known that misalignment is one of the greatest causes of failure in rotating equipment. In fact, research demonstrates that more than 50% of machine breakdowns are the direct result of poor alignment...
- Grant Dennler