Early recognition of vibration changes and avoidance of consequential damage


Why is vibration monitoring necessary?
All machines are subject to vibrations. For example machine unbalance, misalignment and resonances can cause machines to vibrate above an acceptable level. A rise in vibrations is detrimental to machine health. This results in unexpected machine failure and reduced availability.

The solution with efector octavis:
Overall vibration velocity is used in industry standards to evaluate the overall machine condition. Recommendations for switching thresholds are given in ISO 10816. All ifm vibration sensors conform to the ISO 10816 standard. efector octavis detects the occurrence of potential damage at an early stage.

Vibration sensors – easy setup

Basic vibration transmitter type VT
Simple transmitter function 4…20 mA.

Basic vibration switch type VK
Switching output and analogue function. Response delay to avoid triggers during run-up.

Intelligent vibration switch type VN
Local display, onboard timestamped history function.

Vibration sensors type VSA/VSP
Robust accelerometers VSA or intrinsically safe sensors VSP, for connection to diagnostic electronics VSE.

Diagnostic electronics type VSE
Cabinet mounting, 4-channel diagnostic module with additional inputs for process values, onboard history function and analysis, suitable for networking.

Loose foot, unbalance