Overall vibration modules reduce unplanned downtime

01/11/2006


Milwaukee, WIRockwell Automation has expanded its predictive maintenance tools with the Allen-Bradley XM-series of intelligent, distributed I/O modules, the XM-160 series (XM) of overall machinery protection modules. XM can be employed as either stand-alone monitors or as part of a broader networked solution for detecting system deterioration, providing maintenance departments with the intelligence necessary to correct issues before productivity is impacted.

Rockwell claims it is industry’s first machine monitoring-and-protection system successfully linking maintenance tools into control architecture. XM can be deployed on an open standard industrial bus, allowing plant engineering and maintenance personnel to continuously and cost-effectively monitor and protect critical plant floor assets. Modules can be integrated via DeviceNet with other XM modules, PLCs, distributed control systems, condition monitoring systems, and display devices.

For stand-alone applications, the XM includes comprehensive alarm logic per channel. The monitor also supports linking of up to two, XM-441 expansion relay-modules, providing a total capacity of up to eight relays.

“Each of the new XM modules measures and reports the overall vibration level between selected high- and low-pass filters, as well as the gap or bias-voltage per channel,” said Ralph DeLisio, business manager, Integrated Condition Monitoring, Rockwell Automation.

XM-160, XM-161 and XM-162 are designed for applications requiring real-time monitoring of overall vibration levels.

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Richard Phelps , senior editor, Control Engineering





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