Choosing the Right Accelerometer for Predictive Maintenance
Monitoring a machine’s health status enables predictive maintenance, allowing industries to anticipate breakdowns and realize substantial operational savings and downtime. To determine when it is the right time to trigger a maintenance operation, the manufacturer uses parameters such as vibration, noise, and temperature measurements. In a rotating machine (engine, generator, etc.), an abnormal vibration can signify a faulty ball bearing, axle misalignment, imbalance, or excessive looseness. Avoid being caught off guard and detect the first signs of an anomaly with a low noise, high bandwidth accelerometer.
Choosing The Most Suitable Predictive Maintenance Sensor
Predictive maintenance (PdM) involves techniques such as Condition-based monitoring (CbM), machine learning, and analytics to predict upcoming machine or asset failures. When monitoring the health of a machine, it is critically important to select the most suitable sensors to ensure faults can be detected, diagnosed, and even predicted.
Analyze Vibration Data in Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) Systems
Discover how to use LTspice® to analyze the frequency content of vibration data in condition-based monitoring systems to give an early warning of motor failure in industrial machinery.
Choose the Best Vibration Sensor for Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring
Maintaining systems to detect early errors based on vibrations can prevent the costly downtime of a complete wind turbine.
How to Build a MEMS-Based Solution for Vibration Detection in Condition Monitoring
Condition monitoring is one of today’s core challenges in the use of mechanical facilities and technical systems to minimize the risk of production downtime not only in the industrial sector but wherever machines are used. In this article, a highly linear, low noise, wideband vibration measurement solution based on the ADXL1002 MEMS accelerometer is shown. This solution can be used for bearing analysis or engine monitoring and for all applications in which a large dynamic range of up to ±50g and a frequency response from DC to 11kHz are required.
MEMS Accelerometers - A Designer’s Best Choice for Condition Based Monitoring
This article discusses the most important criteria to be considered when using MEMS accelerometers in CbM systems and how they can offer a viable alternative to piezoelectric accelerometers.
Designing a 10BASE-T1L Single-Pair Ethernet Condition Monitoring Vibration Sensor
This article discusses how to design a tiny, shared power and data interface (PoDL) for a CbM sensor including power supply design, mechanical design, MEMS sensor selection, and software for a complete sensor solution.