Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability® has launched the latest in its new suite of intelligent condition-based monitoring and maintenance (CBM) products – the wireless Machine Sentry® MSF-1 tri-axial vibration and temperature sensor.
The MSF-1 constitutes another significant advancement in the field of digital CBM, offering improved visibility, safety, speed of data transfer and environmental sustainability.
The sensor incorporates full tri-axial vibration measurement and automatic fault diagnosis assistance (ADA) to identify potential problems and enable pre-emptive action. It offers continuous monitoring, which reduces the chance of fault conditions being missed.
The MSF-1 can be paired to any Android tablet or smartphone, connecting to ground-breaking Machine Sentry® software using standard Bluetooth® communications.
Data can be collected from up to 50m away, allowing the safe and efficient monitoring of assets which would be difficult to monitor using a traditional wired accelerometer, such as collection points behind guards and large or rotating assets like gearboxes on agitators.
A unique combination of low energy Bluetooth® and classic Bluetooth® protocols optimise battery life and increase data transfer speed, while intelligent data compression utilities optimise the amount of data that can be stored internally.
The time waveform is stored in a high definition raw format, giving maximum flexibility for post-processing.
Lee McFarlane, Technical Director at AVT Reliability®, said: “The MSF-1 offers unparalleled real time insight into, and analysis of, the condition of business-critical assets and plant safety.
“It constitutes another significant step forward in the AVT Reliability® drive to make condition monitoring and asset management not only faster and more efficient, but also cheaper and user friendly.
“These factors have made Machine Sentry® the reliability tool of choice for blue chip organisations around the globe.”