Machine and Electric Motor Monitoring
As plant efficiency can often mean the difference between profit and loss, many companies are looking to machine and electric motor monitoring to improve productivity.
Machine monitoring uses a wide variety of sensors that are suited for that particular process. These can include temperature, pressure, displacement, depth, distance, flow rates etc. Electric motor monitoring includes input voltage (per phase), input current (per phase) and temperature. In addition, vibration can offer excellent feedback on the mechanical condition of the system such as a bad bearing or out of balance fan blade, which over time will fail.
Machine and electric motor monitoring data is transmitted to a back end database where it is processed typically as shown below:
- Parameters that are either higher or lower than pre assigned limits
- Parameters that are changing either higher or lower than pre assigned limits
- Parameters that as a group are higher or lower than pre assigned limits.
Alarm conditions can send out sms text messages or emails. Depending on the urgency a wireless visual and/or audible alarm can also be provided
Machine and electric motor monitoring is very cost effective and efficient. Off the shelf battery operated wireless sensors that can often outlive the lifetime of the machine itself can be deployed by the plants own staff. No wiring or conduit runs required and no safety concerns or approvals needed.
Contact Plexus Controls at info@plexus-controls for more information how we can assist you with your machine and electric motor monitoring needs.
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