HARDWARE SOLUTIONS

V3 Sensor

V3 SENSOR

Optimized for low power use, the Wireless “V3” Vibration Sensors use easily replaceable batteries and KCF Technologies’ proprietary wireless protocol that transmits the full vibration spectrum over the air on a nearly-continuous basis.

The SmartDiagnostics® V3 wireless vibration sensor enables cost-effective predictive maintenance for industrial equipment.

The system provides continuous remote monitoring of key performance indicators to track the operating health of equipment.

        • Optimized for long battery life
        • Full time series data sets up to 5 times per minute
        • Expandable to hundreds of nodes per system

Reliable Monitoring

Vibration Sensor Nodes provide health monitoring in the most hard-to-reach, rugged locations. Each node communicates via a direct wireless link to a Primary Receiver Node, from which the data is imported into SmartDiagnostics® Software for viewing and analysis.

Flexible Configuration

The system is highly configurable and scalable. A system can have hundreds of sensor points, each of which can be configured to transmit data on a user-selected frequency, and unique indicators can be implemented to warn users of potential machine health issues.

Cost-Effective

Easily installed without the downtime, expense, and labor costs of old-fashioned, hard-wired sensors. Simply place the sensors where you need them and within minutes they’ll transmit data. 

An image of the Base Station v4 gateway, part of the SMARTdiagnostics Machine Health Platform from KCF Technologies.

BASE STATION v4

Introducing the Base Station v4 – the next generation SMARTdiagnostics gateway. Featuring a robust mesh network, BSv4 offers greater density coverage and premium data reliability. Ample internal storage ensures your data is safe, even if the connection to SMARTdiagnostics is lost temporarily.

The Base Station V4 is the nerve center of any industrial SMARTdiagnostics® Machine Health Platform installation, allowing effective predictive maintenance for industrial equipment.

 

      • Helps reduce install and cellular costs
      • Mesh Network enables greater density coverage and unparalleled data reliability, perfect for remote, harsh environments
      • Ruggedized construction suitable for even the harshest conditions**
      • Edge computing coming soon via firmware update

Reduce Recurring Costs

By choosing ethernet, no longer pay recurring cellular costs by the tens of thousands.

Simplest Install Ever

No ethernet port? No problem. Mesh wireless means only one port is needed for every five BSv4

No Data Left Behind

Connection Lost? No worries! With ample internal storage, BSv4 can store close to a full year of data.

Edge Computing

Coming Late 2022

THE IoT HUB

IoT Hub

The SMARTdiagnostics IOT HUB is the next generation of full asset health solutions designed and built by KCF Technologies to handle the most complex asset monitoring needs, including triggered collections, multi-functional sensor ports and the ability to withstand higher temperatures with external power sourcing, including optional wired power solution.

    • Multiple power options available
    • Capable of triggered and simultaneous collections
    • Compatible with multiple sensor types, including third party options

High Temperature

Power is supplied to the IOT HUB which can be positioned away from extreme environments. This allows sensors to be placed on high temperature machines without compromising battery power or temperature limits.

Triggered Machines

In triggered machines, such as robots, the IoT HUB can be configured to activate sensors in response to unique movement patterns. This allows for more focused data collection as opposed to continuous monitoring.

Shielded Machines

Assets in shielded areas, such as those covered by metal or screening, pose an issue where wireless sensors struggle to connect to the network. The IoT HUB provides a wired solution for monitoring these machines.

analog adapter

ANALOG ADAPTER

Analog Adapter Accessory for the IoT Hub

Now your IoT Hub can monitor nearly any common process signal, adding significant utility to your condition monitoring arsenal. The analog adapter measures voltage or current signals, allowing you to trend and alert these values in real-time, just like traditional vibration data. In addition, analytics models (in development) will enable enhanced diagnostics and monitoring tools for special applications.

Applications

    • Pressure monitoring
    • Temperature monitoring
    • Energy consumption
    • Motor current analysis
    • Speed monitoring
    • Object detection
    • Oil quality analysis
    • Ultrasonic monitoring

Features

  • Provides power for most types of transducers
  • Software selectable voltage or current input mode
  • Accepts common 0─10 V, -10 to +10 V, and 4-20 mA signals
  • Configurable sampling frequency of 62 Hz to 8192kHz
    4096-sample memory

  • 16-bit high-performance Analog-to-Digital converter
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Operating temperature of -40 to +85 °C (-40 to +185 °F)
  • Chemical-resistant polycarbonate alloy case with stainless steel cable entries
  • Offered with standard M12 4-Pin A-coded Male connector
  • Designed and assembled in the United States with global components

Notes
Requires: AC-powered Hub or +24V external power through Hub Trigger/Power port

iepe adapter

IEPE ADAPTER

Accessory for the IoT Hub

Bring your existing or add new integrated electronics piezo-electric (IEPE) accelerometers or dynamic pressure sensors to SmartDiagnostics. The IEPE Adapter allows the IoT Hub to power and collect data from these commonly used transducers that may already be installed on your equipment. IEPE accelerometers are commonly used for route-based preventative maintenance and monitoring, however, now you can take advantage of 24/7 vibration data from these high-performance devices.

The IEPE adapter can monitor a single-axis accelerometer/transducer and provide up to 8 kHz measurement bandwidth, nearly twice the frequency range of the current IoT Hub wired accelerometer (SD-WVS-1) for early onset detection of potential machine failures.

Features

    • Integrated 4 mA constant-current source to power IEPE devices1
    • Configurable sampling frequency of 125 Hz to 16 kHz
    • 4096-sample memory
    • 16-bit high-performance Analog-to-Digital converter
    • Integrated 0─2.0V auxiliary analog input for IEPE devices with temperature output
    • Transducer short- and open-circuit detection for easy troubleshooting
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Operating temperature of -40 to +85 °C (-40 to +185 °F)
  • Chemical-resistant polycarbonate alloy case with stainless steel cable entries
  • Offered with pigtail leads2 to accommodate various customer installations, standard connectors (e.g. 2-Pin MIL-C-5015) available at time of order
  • Designed and assembled in the United States with global components

Notes

Requires: AC-powered Hub or +24V external power through Hub Trigger/Power port

pressure sensor

PRESSURE SENSOR

Pressure Sensor nodes are capable of reproducing the function of a traditional wired pressure sensor in a convenient package that can be deployed in minutes and managed almost effortlessly.

ultrasonic sensor

ULTRASONIC SENSOR

Ultrasonic Sensors are able to detect frequencies vibration sensors cannot. Useful for detecting events such as cavitation, pipe leakage, and flow, stage one bearing failures, and steam trap monitoring.

oil quality sensor

OIL QUALITY SENSOR

Oil Quality Sensor nodes are capable of reproducing the function of a traditional wired oil quality sensors in a convenient package that can be deployed in minutes and managed almost effortlessly.

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