During an equipment’s usual operating cycle, moving components such as belts, bearings, drive motors, gears will have their range of vibration. Concurrent vibration monitoring monitors and equipment’s low-frequency vibration levels and identifies when changes occur. It is a fundamental part of machine maintenance and failure prediction systems. When there are fluctuations to its normal vibration range, it might denote the machine’s decline in operating function. An early observation of this change can help to pinpoint the need for preventative maintenance in a timely fashion to prevent catastrophic equipment faults and failures.
The OpsWatch is a WIFI-enabled vibration and impact monitoring system. By continuously and consistently gathering vibration and impact data, the OpsWatch has the ability to identify any abnormal changes outside of the normal range. It will then send alerts of these anomalies to the user through an online web-hosted platform via WiFi communication. The recorded data resulted from the continuous monitoring will allow your engineering and maintenance team to initiate a customised threshold for the equipment and establish triggers for predictive maintenance. The results are strengthened up-time, increased service life, reduced maintenance costs, and lesser unforeseen failures.
There are 2 modes in the Opswatch: Condition-based and Transport Monitoring Mode.
The Condition-based Monitoring Mode disseminates impacts and vibration data via wifi to server-based software. Alarms will be present when the vibration surpasses its normal range and will only be cleared after the user is aware of the alarm. Data that is recorded can be retrieved from a single or multiple OpsWatch units installed in a facility. Transport Monitoring Mode will transmit recorded data from the journey automatically when connected to direct power. With the potential to record up to 870 events, the transport monitoring mode can put in place programmable wake-up values to maximize battery life.
OpsWatch EX is available to be engineered to collect data in intrinsically safe environments (Hazardous Zone 1). It has been tested to the following EMC Standards:
- FCC Rules 47 CFR: Parts 15-B
- ICES-003 Issue 6 (2016-01)
- CISPR 24: Ed 2.0 (2015-04)
- CISPR 32: Ed 2.0 (2015-03)
- Aggregate Material Equipment
- Construction Sites
- Conveyor Belt Driver Systems
- Cooling Towers
- Energy and Utilities Equipment
- Facilities Management
- Fin Fans
- Hydraulic Fracking
- Industrial Combustion Gas Engines
- Industrial Pumps
- Iron & Steel Manufacturing
- Offshore Drilling (top drives)
- Onshore Drilling (top drives)
- Pipe Vibration
- Pulp and Paper
- Rotary Screw Compressors
- Wastewater Treatment Plants
- Detects vibration that competitors cannot
- Widest temperature scale for severe environments (-40ºC to 85ºC)
- Computes the most intense vibrations (as precise as 1Hz)
- All-in-one design reduces the likelihood for RF interference by at least 10x
- Allows you to continues measuring when other units have stopped (velocity range of 200 cm/s)
- All of the above at the lowest expenses