Altronics's Vibration Sensing Monitor Safeguards Engine from Excessive Vibration
The Altronic Vibration Sensing Monitor (VSM) is a 32-bit microprocessor-based electronic instrument designed to protect industrial engines, compressors, and associated equipment from damage caused by excessive vibration. The monitor accepts up to four (VSM-400) or eight (VSM-800) industry-standard low-cost, broadband, piezoelectric vibration sensors that are used to transform mechanical vibrations into electrical signals which are then evaluated by the VSM. The resulting vibration levels are displayed on a LCD display and are compared to user adjustable setpoint levels (2 per channel). If a high vibration level surpasses a user-configured setpoint value, an indication is shown on the LCD and an output switch - one for alarm and one for shutdown - is activated.
The VSM is housed in a 6.50” x 6.50” powder-coated aluminum case for maximum durability in difficult applications. Rugged, pluggable Phoenix-type connectors are used for all input/output connections to assure long-term, reliable system service. Each VSM is also certified as safe for use in Class I, Division 2, Group C and D hazardous operating areas by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).