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Easy-to-use vibration monitor for plant maintenance

Sensonics have introduced the ME9601 system, a complete and cost-effective vibration monitor which is installed in three stages to give early warning of excessive vibration levels on all types of rotating plant.

The system consists of an accelerometer and a wall-mounted enclosure containing the necessary electronics for operation as a vibration monitor and alarm system.

Designed as a low-cost solution, the three stages of installation comprise: fixing the accelerometer to the machine under surveillance; connecting this to the ME9601 box; and setting the two alarm levels. The system is then up and running giving continuous monitoring of machine vibration levels. The unit accepts inputs from the accelerometer or velometer and has fully adjustable dual-level alarms. It can be selected to monitor acceleration, velocity or displacement and has high and low filters selectable between 5Hz and 10kHz.

The unit, which is built into an IP66-rated enclosure, provides a digital display for the setting of range and alarm levels, together with recorder outputs of current (4-20mA or 0-10mA) and voltage (0-1V, 0-10V, 1-5V or buffered signal). The dual alarms, when exceeding their pre-set values, activate relays which can be used to operate visual or audible warning equipment, or for immediate plant shutdown.

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