Triaxial accelerometers are a useful combination of three sensing pellets, each taken from a single-axis accelerometer and oriented in a new package to cover all three Euclidean axes, that can quickly evaluate a machine’s condition. Obtaining data from just a single measurement axis can certainly clue you into developing machine faults and their severity, but monitoring all three axes, especially at both ends of the machine, gives the clearest picture of overall machine health.
- Peter Eitnier
- Wilcoxon Sensing 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
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
Over the years, advancement in microchip technology and minimisation of condition monitoring devices has led us to the next generation of condition monitoring triaxial sensor..
- AVT Reliability