Wireless Vibration Monitoring

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High frequency vibration sensor provides continuous monitoring and analysis capabilities for maintenance engineers

The 3563 Analysis Vibration Sensor system from Fluke Reliability integrates a powerful set of technologies to give maintenance teams detailed insights into anything from performance tracking to fault analysis to improve the reliability of equipment.

The Fluke 3563 combines a high-frequency piezoelectric sensor, two MEMS sensors, and software, enabling maintenance teams to continuously monitor and analyze vibration readings for a facility’s critical and semi-critical assets. Its smart battery management allows for a user-determined data transmission rate and helps users adapt and extend the sensor’s battery life while still capturing the data required.

The sensor combines sophisticated piezoelectric technology with robust software to analyze a machine’s conditions rather than simply screening for it, according to Fluke. This creates a system that recognises each machine’s unique vibration signal to reliably and quickly identify the four common faults — imbalance, misalignment, looseness and bearing damage.

According to Tyler Evans, director of product management for Fluke Reliability Solutions, it features a unique floating architecture to collect the best possible vibration data, auto-generated thresholds based on asset details, and alarm notifications combined with the analytical software to identify faults that spur quick action.

“Early warnings of potential asset malfunction ensure there will be enough time for corrective action before a catastrophic failure occurs,” says Evans.

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