News | November 20, 2013

Parker Wireless Vibration Sensors The First Step In Advanced Predictive Maintenance

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In a continuing effort to engineer customer success, Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is now offering wireless vibration sensors as part of an advanced conditioning monitoring system that combines remote monitoring and high-fidelity machine analysis with low cost and simple installation.

The first step in advanced condition monitoring, Parker’s wireless vibration sensors attach easily to machinery to monitor vibration and temperature in even the most difficult-to-reach locations.   The sensors wirelessly transmit the full dynamic vibration spectrum and temperature data to a local server or the cloud via a receiver/gateway.  From there, data is imported into a Vibration Monitoring System designed to trend, assess, and monitor machine health quickly and accurately.

According to Business Unit Manager Mario Calvo, Parker’s wireless vibration sensors are a real benefit for plant operations. “By monitoring the changes in vibration and temperature, our sensors can help trend the pertinent information needed by users to extend machine life and predict failure before it occurs.  This helps to avoid costly downtime as well as saving money by reducing unnecessary maintenance routines,” Calvo commented.

Parker’s wireless vibration sensors can be configured to transmit data based upon a user-selected time interval.  Specific monitoring bands can be used to set alarm thresholds and create notifications.  The product’s design allows fast installation without wires or tools and is easily commissioned.   A compact installation footprint is possible due to their small size at approximately 1” x 1” x 2.5”, excluding the antenna.  Parker’s wireless vibration sensors are engineered to last up to seven years on a 3.6-volt lithium ion battery.  This eliminates the need for frequent battery changes while their robust construction allows them to be used, with confidence, in harsh and challenging environments.

Typical applications for Parker’s wireless vibration sensors are commonly found in markets such as paper and metal manufacturing, power plants, waste treatment plants, pumping stations, food and beverage packing facilities, HVAC system equipment, and many other industries that rely upon motor-driven equipment.

Parker’s Quick Coupling Division sells the wireless vibration sensor offering along with other remote monitoring system components.  This offering also includes a Receiver and Collection Server.  The Receiver wirelessly collects data from up to 24 vibration sensors. The Collection Server, which hosts up to 6 Receivers, aggregates data and transmits data into the cloud via cellular or Ethernet.

For more information regarding Parker’s wireless vibration sensors and related products please visit www.parker.com/vibrationmonitoring.

With annual sales of $13B in fiscal year 2013, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 57 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit www.parker.com or www.phstock.com.

SOURCE: Parker Hannifin Corporation