General purpose protection modules offer the measurements, functions, and performance that you need to monitor your rotating machinery and many larger machines. Protection monitors warn operators, and may directly shut down machines, when they detect severe conditions that could result in substantial damage or catastrophic failure. Except for our ControlNet™-enabled modules, all general purpose protection modules communicate via DeviceNet™ network.
Our dynamic measurement modules perform sophisticated real-time measurements of dynamic signals such as vibration, pressure, and strain. The modules perform complex Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processing of signals and measure the frequency components of the resulting spectra. These FFT-based measures are configured to provide diagnostic information such as specific faults. When you are aware of faults and monitor them as they propagate, you can plan maintenance activities to minimize their impact on production and on machine repair costs.
Our overall vibration modules measure and report both overall vibration and bias voltage. We offer standard modules, as well as modules that have 4…20 mA Out or that provide power to connected eddy current probe systems.