SEW Eurodrive has introduced its new DUV10A vibration analysis sensor to assist in the prevention of unplanned gear-unit downtime.
The DUV10A vibration analysis sensor permits the early detection of gear unit-wear and damage, enabling site engineers to accurately predict and plan gear-unit maintenance.
According to SEW Eurodrive Applications Engineer, Luke Schmidt, the new DUV10A vibration analysis sensor allows the early detection of roller bearing and gearing damage, as well as gear-unit unbalance and resonance detection.
“The DUV10A sensor has been specially designed to detect 20 individual frequencies across the entire vibration spectrum, as well as monitoring shock loads,” he said.
“This high-level of conditioning monitoring allows on-site personnel to better manage their predictive maintenance programs and keep their gear units running at optimum conditions. This is especially valuable in remote locations where gear-unit breakdown and unplanned downtime can take extended periods of time to remedy.”
The DUV10A vibration analysis sensor’s micro electromechanical sensor (MEMS) continuously measures the vibration acceleration surfaces at a rate of 32,000 values per second. The DUV10A employs both fast Fourier transform (FFT) and high frequency FFT (HFFT) harmonic signal evaluation, delivering high levels of precision.
The DUV10A vibration analysis sensor is equipped with an RS232 port for in-field parameter set-up and interrogation and also features a second I/O port that accommodates speed input and alarm output connectivity to supervisory PLCs.
“The DUV10A vibration sensor can be configured to alert key personnel of excessive wear once a pre-determined vibration alarm-point has been reached,” said Schmidt. “The alarm can be sent to an on-site HMI, SCADA or PC.”
Included with the new DUV10A vibration analysis sensor is an easy-to-use software package, the DUV10A-S. Required for sensor configuration and calibration, the DUV10A-S software also provides access to a comprehensive selection of diagnostic and performance data.
“On-site technicians can simply plug their laptop into the RS232 port to access a multitude of data,” said Schmidt.
System diagnosis is further aided by the DUV10A vibration analysis sensor’s integrated green-yellow-red LED indicator. This provides on-site technicians with a quick check option to establish the status of the gear-unit internals.