Built to replace the company’s DUV10A sensor, the DUV30A vibration analysis sensors feature faster sampling time at a constant speed, allowing the monitoring of more dynamic gear-unit applications.
A key element of any effective predictive maintenance program, the gear-unit monitoring system permits the early detection of wear and damage, enabling site personnel to plan gear-unit maintenance.
According to SEW-Eurodrive Victorian Sales and Product Manager, Darren Klonowski, the new DUV30A vibration analysis sensor allows the early detection of roller bearing and gearing wear or damage.
Housed in a compact body and closely mounted onto a gear-unit, the DUV30A employs both fast Fourier transform (FFT) and high frequency FFT (HFFT) harmonic signal evaluation to monitor gear-unit as well as bearing condition and vibration.
The DUV30A vibration analysis sensors are equipped with an RS232 port for in-field parameter set-up and interrogation in addition to a second I/O port that accommodates speed input and alarm output connectivity to supervisory PLCs.
“The DUV30A vibration sensors can be configured to warn key personnel of abnormal gear-unit or bearing condition once a pre-determined vibration alarm-point has been reached,” said Klonowski. “The alarm can be monitored via a supervisory PLC, HMI, SCADA or PC.”
Included with the new DUV30A vibration analysis sensors is a free easy-to-use software package called the DUV-S.
Required for sensor configuration and calibration, the DUV-S software also provides access to a comprehensive selection of diagnostic and performance data. Importantly, the DUV-S software is downward-compatible, accommodating both DUV10A and DUV30A sensors.
System diagnosis is further aided by the DUV30A’s integrated LED indicator. This provides onsite personnel with a quick check option to establish the status of the gear-unit internals.