Industrial & Medical Technology

Condition monitoring device suits a range of industry needs

20 April 2020

Brüel & Kjær Vibro, a supplier of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has launched its next-generation VCM-3 condition-monitoring platform for a wide range of industries.

Source: Brüel & Kjær VibroSource: Brüel & Kjær VibroThe VCM-3 is designed to increase the uptime and reduce overall life-cycle costs of pumps, fans, motors, gearboxes and many other types of machines, while increasing reliability. The field-proven VCM-3 is a 12-channel data acquisition hub targeted at full featured monitoring of auxiliary machines, balance-of-plant (BOP) non-critical machines and other assets in industries where cost-effective condition monitoring is required without machine protection. It features enhanced condition monitoring measurement techniques, easy system integration, built-in cyber security and simple IT solution installation.

A built-in OPC UA server enables the VCM-3 data to be seamlessly integrated with existing DCS, SCADA, data historian and other systems.

Sensor inputs:

  • 12 differential AC/DC
  • Acceleration sensors
  • Simultaneous channel monitoring/204.8 kHz sampling

Communications hardware:

  • Three Ethernet ports usable as switch

Communications protocol:

  • Modbus TCP/IP
  • OPC UA server (embedded in VCM-3)
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