Vi­bra­tion Mea­sure­ment with High­ly Flex­i­ble In­puts

For ap­pli­ca­tions with chang­ing sen­sors

Nowa­days, very high de­mands are placed on mea­sure­ment tech­nol­o­gy, in par­tic­u­lar vi­bra­tion mea­sure­ment tech­nol­o­gy. The pre­ci­sion and the right tim­ing de­ter­mine the safe­ty of plants and sys­tems. One es­sen­tial com­po­nent of the sys­tems are the sen­sors. In forms of pres­sure, ac­cel­er­a­tion, strain and tem­per­a­ture sen­sors, they pro­vide the en­tire in­for­ma­tion flow for sub­se­quent analy­ses. How­ev­er, most vi­bra­tion mea­sur­ing in­stru­ments cur­rent­ly re­quire a sep­a­rate input mod­ule for each type of sen­sor, as well as suit­able charge am­pli­fiers and power sup­plies. Nor­mal­ly, the mea­sure­ments in­volve dif­fer­ent mea­sured vari­ables under dif­fer­ent am­bi­ent con­di­tions re­quir­ing dif­fer­ent sen­sor types and there­fore many input mod­ules. In ad­di­tion, the man­u­al con­fig­u­ra­tion of all ex­ter­nal com­po­nents and the in­di­vid­u­al mod­ules poses chal­lenges to the op­er­a­tors of the mea­sure­ment sys­tems.

Costs Caused by In­flex­i­ble Input Mo­d­ules

Chal­lenges with chang­ing sen­sors

In­flex­i­ble input mod­ules - i.e. input mod­ules that are spe­cial­ized for spe­cif­ic sen­sor types - have an enor­mous po­ten­tial to gen­er­ate un­nec­es­sar­i­ly large costs and ef­fort. In the worst case, sim­ple mea­sure­ments re­quire a large num­ber of dif­fer­ent input mod­ules. How­ev­er, each in­di­vid­u­al input mod­ule caus­es ac­qui­si­tion costs, which also in­cludes the high costs for the right ac­ces­sories, such as the right charge am­pli­fi­er.

Fur­ther­more, an exact con­fig­u­ra­tion of the input mod­ules and all up­stream com­po­nents is es­sen­tial for pre­cise re­sults of the mea­sure­ment sys­tems. Each ad­di­tion­al com­po­nent is a pos­si­ble source of error and there is a dan­ger that cost­ly mea­sure­ment se­ries are fal­si­fied or worth­less.

Eco­nom­i­cal­ly Ef­fi­cient Mea­sure­ment and Anal­y­sis Tech­nol­o­gy

Our so­lu­tion with high­ly flex­i­ble in­puts

The IFTA AD4Pro input mod­ule com­bines a va­ri­ety of nec­es­sary func­tion­al­i­ties in a sin­gle mod­ule. The 4-chan­nel input mod­ule is equipped with FleXense tech­nol­o­gy. FleXense means that volt­age mea­sure­ment, cur­rent mea­sure­ment, charge am­pli­fi­er, pre-am­pli­fi­er and bridge cir­cuits, as well as IEPE sup­ply are al­ready in­clud­ed in each input. This saves costs for ac­qui­si­tion and main­te­nance and guar­an­tees an un­com­pli­cat­ed sen­sor change for ser­vice ap­pli­ca­tions or other ap­pli­ca­tions with chang­ing sen­sor setup.

In con­junc­tion with our IFTA  Ar­gusOMDS and Dy­naMaster sys­tem so­lu­tions, all vi­bra­tion mea­sure­ment tasks can be mas­tered. A cen­tral con­fig­u­ra­tion in com­bi­na­tion with stored mea­sure­ment set­ups pre­vents cost­ly er­rors.

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