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Prevent Equipment Failure With Sensaphone Vibration Sensor

Proactive equipment maintenance has never been easier

Published: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 15:03

(Sensaphone: Aston, PA) -- Detecting vibration fluctuations in machinery early on prevents equipment failure and secondary damage. The 4–20mA vibration sensor from Sensaphone, designer of remote monitoring technology, can be permanently mounted on equipment to continuously monitor vibration velocity and detect unusual conditions.

The sensor provides constant real-time data to an accompanying Sensaphone monitoring device that sends an immediate alert to designated personnel when vibration levels exceed a specified range.

Industrial applications include:
• Hydraulic pump motors
• Homogenizers
• Mixers
• Air coolers
• Fan gears
• Cooling beds
• Fan shaft and rolling stand bearings
• Oil cooler fans
• Separators

The vibration sensor is compatible with all Sensaphone monitoring devices that accept a 4-20mA input. The sensor monitors the vibration velocity on a nonrotating surface and conforms to ISO 10816 guidelines for mechanical vibration.

“Continuous vibration monitoring of equipment has never been easier,” says Rob Fusco, technical support and service manager at Sensaphone. “These sensors enable facility managers to be proactive with equipment repairs and maintenance to avoid expensive downtime.”

Features of the vibration sensor include:
• Simple two-wire, 4–20mA installation
• Easy configuration with no software required
• IP 67/IP 68/IP 69K-rated 316L stainless steel
• Optional magnetic mounting foot


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Since 1985, Sensaphone has designed and built remote monitoring systems that safeguard valuable assets by tracking data such as temperature, humidity, power failures, vibration, and detecting unusual conditions. Sensaphone products provide alerts and proactive monitoring data to homeowners and facility managers in many areas including telecommunications, oil and gas, water and wastewater, HVACR, agriculture, healthcare, data centers, and greenhouses.