For 30 years, we have been producing customized ultrasonic transducers and sensors at our headquarters in Halle (Saale) / Germany with an output of currently 50.000 ultrasonic probes per year. We supply our customers with tailor-made and application specific solutions for a variety of industries and testing applications. Advancements in IIOT technology opened up the potential to include high-frequency ultrasound sensors into new and existing permanent mounted condition monitoring solutions.
- Brian Kavanagh
Choosing the right speed sensor for turbomachinery is of crucial importance for an accurate and reliable measurement. After all, the signal of the sensor is the input for an overspeed protection system. A faulty sensor leads to an unreliable input signal, which has a negative influence on the accuracy and reliability of the protection system.
- Istec International
Tutorial / education on how measurement of motor current can tell you about not just electrical phenomena, but about electrical, mechanical, operational and energy efficiency, in the motor, transmission, driven machine and electrical supply system. This webinar will explain what conventional MCSA systems did and how they work, and explain how newer technologies such as Model-Based Voltage and Current (MBVI) systems effectively use the motor as a sensor, detecting torsional vibration signals. It will explore the similarities and differences between the outputs of MBVI systems vs conventional Vibration Monitoring systems, and the situations in which each technique has advantages and disadvantages.
- Geoff Walker
- Faraday Predictive ltd
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become a preferred method of process control for electric motor driven equipment ranging from vertical water pumps to centrifugal air fans. The following is a basic discussion of risks of using a VFD with direct driven centrifugal fans and methods of mitigating those risks to maintain equipment reliability.
- David Sheffler
- IVC Technologies
As predictive maintenance teams in industrial facilities strive for a more complete picture of their equipment’s health, high frequency vibration measurements have become a crucial addition to identify faults such as motor and pump bearing defects and gear tooth inconsistencies in high-speed gearboxes. As a result, there is an upsurge in demand for vibration sensors with a high frequency response.
- Meredith Christman
- PCB Piezotronics
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
A small number of semiconductor manufacturers have overcome the noise, bandwidth and g-Range shortcomings commonly associated with MEMS sensors used in Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) by producing several medium and high-performance MEMS vibration sensors with the latter being comparable to piezo accelerometers.
- Chris Murphy
- Analog Devices, Inc