Contrinex smart sensors provide a low-cost, single-sensor solution for state-based monitoring of critical rotating machinery. Multiple parameters can be monitored in real time, including unexpected levels of vibration, bearing temperature rise, and irregular radial deflection of the shaft. These highly versatile sensors provide a flexible and cost-effective solution that maximizes data availability without complicating the system.
Engineers are constantly looking for solutions that minimize machine downtime without risking costly or perhaps dangerous failures. This is a dilemma faced by engineers and designers around the world. In particular, rotating machinery is common, such as heavy industry, mining, marine engineering, oil and gas, green energy, and railroads, where machinery is often remote or inaccessible.
Bearing failure is a significant risk for equipment with rotating elements and is generally initially marked by increased vibration levels and increased bearing temperature.
This risk is usually managed by frequent inspection and maintenance of bearings, but condition-based monitoring (CBM) has become the preferred approach for cost-effective maintenance operations. CBM uses sensor technology to extract real-time data from the machine to identify potential failures and then create performance profiles that “shatter and stop” operations.
Designers balance the desire to collect as much data as possible about vibration, deflection, temperature, and uptime, which can help predict imminent failures while minimizing cost and complexity. Must be taken.
Specifying multiple sensors meets the needs of data acquisition, but it is a costly approach and often requires major compromises in mechanical design.
Contrinex multimode smart sensors use multifunctional technology to meet application requirements without compromise. A single smart sensor can monitor multiple parameters such as deflection, vibration, temperature, linear position, angular displacement, and cycle count. Each of these measurements may be reported as process or event data, but cumulative operating parameters are recorded in the sensor’s onboard storage.
User-defined modes of operation allow a single sensor to provide a variety of functions. Rotating machines are mounted adjacent to the bearing housing or shaft and monitor unexpected levels of vibration, bearing temperature rise, or irregular radial deflection of the shaft. The sensor’s IO-Link feature provides plug-and-play replacement for damaged sensors without loss of functionality and no configuration required.
Dual channel operation is another important feature of the smart sensor series. In the event of a critical event, the sensor delivers a fast notification directly to the control system, bypassing the IO-Link communication channel and immediately initiating the shutdown sequence. This avoids more costly damage and minimizes subsequent process downtime.
Smart sensors are extremely reliable and are ideal for remote installations where daily access is not possible. At hosts for wind turbines, rolling stock, drag lines, marine power plants, paper mills, drilling platforms, construction machinery, large pumps, and similar equipment, these highly versatile sensors check every box. ..
Designed with OEM and system integrator needs in mind, Contrinex inductive smart sensors provide an unobtrusive fit-and-forget solution.Contrinex multimode smart sensors provide complete peace of mind for flexible and cost-effective CBM solutions that maximize data availability without increasing complexity.
The high corrosion resistance of the sensor contributes to superior reliability and provides customers with a cost-effective solution for a simple, fit-and-forget system.
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👨🔧 Fit and forget solution for remote and harsh environments
🔍A single sensor provides different functions in different parts of the machine
🏎️ High-speed device-to-device communication
⏲️ Cumulative operation data such as temperature profile and number of operation cycles recorded in onboard data storage
💡 Visible LED display for status or identification
🕵🏽 Multiple sensing modes simplify system design
📏 Sophisticated sensing electronics provide precision analog output signals
🎛️ IO-Link – Great for Industry 4 and offers plug and play swap out
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