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The health of industrial machinery may be determined by measuring the equipment’s vibration signature. If a gear, fan, or other essential component is out of alignment or otherwise functioning incorrectly, the vibrations of the machine will change. Monitoring vibrations can help to proactively identify problems before they substantially impact operations.

Vibration analysis typically happens as part of a regularly scheduled maintenance cycle with data being compared monthly, quarterly, or annually. Analysts will gather a baseline vibration signature from equipment while it is functioning at optimal levels, then periodically compare that data with new vibration readings to identify potential issues.

The idea of constant monitoring has traditionally been impractical – until now. Thanks to advances driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and continuing developments in smart technology, equipment vibration can now be monitored in near real-time, enabling early identification of problems as they arise.

Renown Electric provides our customers with preventative and predictive maintenance solutions that will help them to avoid costly downtime and catastrophic equipment failures. With the i-Alert Monitoring Solution, manufacturers and other users of industrial equipment can monitor, troubleshoot, and gather data on many applications using only i-Alert® sensors and a smartphone.

About the i-Alert Monitoring Solution

The traditional periodic predictive maintenance (PdM) inspection model comes with inherent flaws. Inspections are not only expensive, but a lot can go wrong between inspection periods.

With the i-Alert system, industrial operations can reliability monitor the health of assets without worrying about the financial cost. This affordability also means that users can monitor a broader range of equipment instead of inspecting only the most critical machinery. The i-Alert2 Equipment Health Monitor tracks factors such as:

  •    -   3-Axis Vibration
  •    -   Temperature
  •    -   Kurtosis
  •    -   Machine run-time counter
  •    -   Fast Fourier Transform
  •    -   Time Waveform

 

Key benefits and features of the i-Alert Monitoring System include:

Asset Intelligence

i-Alert monitors the health of any rotating machine, including pumps, motors, fans, mixers, gear boxes, and more. The system monitors and stores up to 720 data points and will trigger automatically in response to any change in the state of your machinery, capturing critical spectral and time waveform data to help your PdM specialist diagnose problems quickly.

Safety

Data is easily accessed via Bluetooth from a distance of 30-100 feet away, which means inspectors don’t need to physically interact with each piece of equipment.

Ease of Use

The i-Alert app enables simple use by any everyday user with a smartphone. Data gathering can occur quickly and easily as part of normal operator rounds.

Time Saving

Time spent performing route-based data collection may be reduced by up to 50%, as the i-Alert scans multiple machines at once. Eliminating the time-consuming and costly process of temporary sensor mounting frees up vibration analysts to focus on chronic equipment health problems.

Early Detection

The data provided by the i-Alert® system allows early identification of upcoming system failures and provides information to address these problems proactively. With continuous monitoring, trends can be established without waiting for several months of periodic inspection data.

Accessibility

The i-Alert does away with the use of expensive vibration analysis tools, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars and require costly special training. Now, anyone with a smartphone can access the same information.

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When it comes to power transmission and motion control, SEW-EURODRIVE needs no formal introduction. Counted among the industry leaders in drive technology, SEW-EURODRIVE makes drive-based automation its business. SEW-EURODRIVE, founded in 1931, is a global company that specializes in gear motors, frequency inverters, drive systems, industrial gears, and control software. SEW-EURODRIVE products are distinguished by their modular components and customer-centric philosophy. Their modular components can be built in a multitude of configurations, durable gear housings, offer flexible mounting capabilities, and provide advanced electronics that ensure equipment continuously operates efficiently.

Drives & Control Solutions' sibling, Mechatronics Canada, had the opportunity to speak with Shane Carnegie, Electronics Product Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE Canada, to learn more about MOVI-C, a modular automation system that offers a full solution for automation tasks. MOVI-C has been continuously expanding its reach into the mechatronics space, offering an encompassing solution for machine builders and integrators. Below Shane walks us through some of MOVI-C’s unique features and real-world applications.

Can you explain what MOVI-C does?

MOVI-C is an all-in-one modular automation system. Building on the familiar SEW modular gear motors and previous generation inverters, we now have modular inverters, controllers and associated software which ties everything together. For example, you can have a gear box with an AC induction motor, a permanent magnet motor, or a servo motor based on your application requirements. Attached to that we can provide a motor controller which can be mounted in a panel or directly on or near the gear motor. The positioning or velocity control software can be pre-loaded into the motor controller at the factory and all that is required is to send the same standard process data words from your main PLC to the drive system to perform your desired motion. The software interface looks identical no matter what controller or underlying gear motor system is attached.

What are some of the major features that MOVI-C has to offer?

 

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