26 July 2011
Online condition monitoring upgrade from Schaeffler
Schaeffler Group has launched a new version of its online condition monitoring system for industrial machinery.
The new FAG Dtect X1s is more compact, with the multiplexer and monitoring unit housed in a single unit, and it offers more functionality and flexibility. The system is designed for monitoring rotating components and machines such as bearings, gearboxes, compressors, fans, pumps, rolling stands, paper mills and drives.
The system can save up to 16 monitoring tasks and execute them automatically. It is protected to IP67, so can be installed in harsh environments, in ambient temperatures from -20 to +70 deg C.
The system monitors vibration conditions, which if left undetected, can cause costly unplanned shutdowns of plant and machinery. These conditions include damage to bearings and gears, as well as shaft misalignments.
If a specified threshold value or alarm limit is exceeded, the system triggers an alarm. The data can be analysed directly on site at the central control station or this data can be retrieved via a TCP/IP communications link and analysed by either the end user or by Schaeffler Industrial Aftermarket Services. This means that operators can make changes to system parameters remotely from anywhere in the world.
Schaeffler (UK) Ltd
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