The SmartDiagnostics® network depicted below starts with the Vibration Sensor Nodes. These sensors are placed directly on to equipment and are configured to transmit data within minutes to the Primary Receiver Node using DARTwireless™ Up to 100 Vibration Sensor Nodes can be linked to 1 Primary Receiver Node and up to 5 receivers have been tested with the system, meaning that a single system could manage up to 500 sensors at once. The wireless receivers then relay the sensor information either straight to a computer with Machine Condition Monitoring Software (MCM) via USB or to a Collection Server. Collection Servers are often used in remote locations where it’s not possible to place the Primary Receiver Nodes and the MCM Software computer in the same location. The Collection Server can then pre-process the sensor data and transfer it to the computer either through Wi-Fi, Cellular, or Ethernet.
VIBRATION SENSOR NODE
Optimized for low-power usage, SmartDiagnostics® Vibration Sensor Nodes use KCF Technologies® proprietary wireless protocol that transmits the full dynamic vibration spectrum over the air on a nearly- continuous basis.
The SmartDiagnostics® Primary Receiver Node (PRN) wirelessly collects data from the sensor nodes in real time, enabling accurate and reliable monitoring of plant equipment.
The Collection Server enables users to place wireless sensors in remote locations where wireless transmission is not possible, setting up a local receiver station that communicates to the MCM computer via hardwire.
SmartDiagnostics® Machine Condition Monitoring Software (MCM) displays near-continuous information on the health of critical equipment by tracking the patterns of machine vibration across a broad frequency over time.
Federal Communications Commission Compliance ? FCC Class B Device Statement The radio equipment in the SmartDiagnostics Receiver Nodes and SmartDiagnostics Sensor Nodes has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Hazardous Location Information ? The SmartDiagnostics Vibration Sensor Node model SD-VSN-2N is certified to be suitable for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D or non-hazardous locations only.