Description

During an equipment’s usual operating cycle, all belts, bearings, drive motors, gears and other moving components will have its unique range of vibration. Real-time vibration monitoring keeps track of an equipment’s low-frequency vibration levels and identifies when changes are present. It is an integral part of machine maintenance and failure prediction systems.

When there is unsteadiness to its normal vibration range, it might be a sign of the machine’s decline in operating function. Early detection of this change can help to point out the need for preventative maintenance in a timely fashion; to avoid catastrophic equipment faults and failure.

OpsWatch is WiFi-enabled vibration and impact monitoring system. By continually and regularly collecting vibration and impact data, OpsWatch can identify and uncommon changes outside the normal range. It will then send alerts of these anomalies to the user through an online web-hosted platform via WiFi communication.

The data documented by the continuous monitoring allows your engineering and maintenance teams to develop a customised threshold for all your equipment and establish triggers for predictive maintenance. The results are increased up-time, service life, lower maintenance costs and fewer unexpected failures.

There are 2 modes in the Opswatch: condition-based and transport monitoring mode.

  • The condition-based monitoring mode sends vibration and impacts data via WiFi to server-based software. Alarms will be activated when the vibration exceeds its normal range and will only be cleared after the user has recognised the alarm. Recorded data can be retrieved from either a single or multiple OpsWatch units that are put in place in a facility.
  • Transport monitoring mode will pass on recorded data from journey automatically when connected to direct power. With the ability to record up 870 events, the transport monitoring mode can set programmable wake-up values to increase battery life fully.

OpsWatch EX is engineered to retrieve data in intrinsically safe environments (Hazardous Zone 1). It has been tested for the following EMC Standards.

  • FCC Rules 47 CFR: Parts 15-B
  • ICES-003 Issue 6 (2016-01)
  • CISPR 24: Ed 2.0 (2015-04)
  • CISPR 32: Ed 2.0 (2015-03)

Benefits of OpsWatch

  • Detects vibration that competitors are not able to
  • Widest temperature range for severe environments (- 40°C to 85°C)
  • Computes the most intense vibrations (As precise as 1Hz)
  • All-in-one design reduces the likelihood for RF interference by at least 10x
  • Allows you to continues measuring when other units have stopped (Velocity range of 200 cm/s)
  • All of the above at the lowest cost”

Specifications

Specifications

OpsWatch

  • Enclosure Rating: IP67
  • Case Material: Aluminium
  • Drop Test Survival: 1m
  • Flash Memory 8192 kilobytes
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 months
  • Sampling Rate: 1000-5000 samples per second
  • Scale Factor Accuracy at 5G: ± 2%
  • Additional Error Other Ranges: ± 2%
  • Acceleration Range: ± 1G to ± 200G
  • Cut-off Frequency Options (Programmable): 10Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, 250Hz and 500Hz
  • Wake-up, Warning, and Alarm Threshold (% of Range): 5 – 95%
  • Wake-up Time: 0.25ms

 

 

OpsWatch Unit

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C
  • Size: 100mm x 110mm x 40 mm
  • Weight: 1180 grams
  • Power Source: 2 x 3.6V lithium thionyl chloride; 2.2 Ah
  • External Power Source Voltage: 6 – 30V
  • External Power Source Average Current:
  • @ 28V (Normal): 35mA
  • @ 28V (Clearing or downloading): 50mA

 

OpsWatch Ex:

  • Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to 60°C
  • Size: 150 mm x 110 mm x 39 mm
  • Weight: 544 grams
  • External Power: Ui = 28V, li =100mA, Pi = 1.2W, Ci = 0, Li = 0

 

Key Features

Applications

  • Aggregate Material Equipment
  • Construction Sites
  • Conveyor Belt Driver Systems       
  • Cooling Towers
  • Energy and Utilities Equipment     
  • Facilities Management       
  • Fin Fans        
  • Hydraulic Fracking              
  • Industrial Combustion Gas Engines
  • Industrial Pumps
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Offshore Drilling (top drives)
  • Onshore Drilling (top drives)
  • Pipe Vibration
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Rotary Screw Compressors
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants

Product Features

  • Records peak X, Y, Z RMS vibration values and impacts
  • User-defined alarm levels for vibration and impact
  • Access to information and programmable thresholds from any web-enabled device
  • Alert users to inspect equipment for potential damage
  • Alarms cleared only after being acknowledged in the system
  • Detects impacts and vibrations to allow fast corrective action
  • Real-time vibration monitoring to enhance preventative maintenance plans
  • Identifies mishandling during transit
  • Full accelerometer streaming available for post-processing data
  • Intrinsically safe version of OpsWatch (EX) available

OpsWatch Overview

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