Vibration Monitoring

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

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Gas Detection and Air Sampling equipment for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

Control of Vibration at Work Regulations

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Vibration meters and Vibration Kits for the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations.

Datasheets

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Datasheets and Technical Data for Level Meters and Health and Safety Equipment manufactured and supplied by Castle Group.

Manuals

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Operating Manuals, Getting Started Guides and Help Sheets for Castle Group instruments including sound level meters, vibration meters, software, audiometers and calibrators.

Making a Positive ID

Southern Manufacturing, Farnborough, United Kingdom - Monitran, a world-leader in the development and manufacture of transducers for the measurement of vibration, displacement and proximity, has added ‘smart sensors’ to its MTN/2200 product range.

The new sensors, which carry the postfix ‘1Y’ to their current part numbers, conform to IEEE-P1451.4 (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet, or TEDS) and can be interrogated by reversing the polarity of their supply voltage. Typical data that can be programmed and read back include the manufacturer’s ID, device part number, serial number, sensitivity (as set by the OEM) and calibration data.

Donald Lyon, Managing Director of Monitran, comments: “These sensors are ideal for applications where multiple sensors are in use, and where measurements are typically collected in one place. In such circumstances, the rapid, positive and unique identification of sensors is essential.”

New combined oil and vibration monitoring system detects early damage to gears

A combined oil and vibration monitoring system is now available in the UK. The system enables the early detection of damage to heavy duty, oil-lubricated industrial gears, providing plant operators with a reliable system that prevents unplanned downtime and minimises maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) costs.

Industrial gears and gearboxes are critical to the smooth operation of most production environments and so maintaining these systems is often a high priority. If excess wear or damage is allowed to develop within a gearbox, this could result in secondary damage to other vital plant and machinery, leading to high repair costs, as well as costly production downtime.

The new FAG Wear Debris Monitor from Schaeffler (UK) Ltd is designed to solve these issues. This online condition monitoring system is capable of pinpointing the precise location of any damage or wear to gears, bearings and cages within a gearbox or other industrial gear unit. The system is therefore suitable for use in almost every industry sector, including wind power (gearbox drive train), marine (ship propulsion systems), oil and gas (top drives and draw works gearboxes), mining and quarrying (mills and rotary kilns), steel and aluminium (pinion stand gear units), pulp and paper (drying cylinder gears and wire drive roll gears).

The diffusion of vibration monitoring.



The diffusion of vibration monitoring.

The diffusion of vibration monitoring, which in the past was only conducted in high-risk situations, has become increasingly wide.

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