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 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 thousands of nodes per system

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

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 Base Station gateway, from which the data is imported into SMARTdiagnostics software for viewing and analysis.

Flexible Configuration

Machine monitoring systems using the V3 sensor are highly configurable and scalable. A system can have thousands 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

V3 sensors are 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 start transmitting data.

The IoT Hub

IoT Hub

The SMARTdiagnostics IoT HUB is the next generation of full asset health solutions. IoT Hub was 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 an optional wired power solution.

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

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 Adaptor

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

Requirements

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

Features

  • Provides power for most types of transducers
  • Software-selectable voltage
  • Configurable sampling frequency
  • Analog-to-digital converter
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Chemical-resistant polycarbonate alloy case

IEPE Adapter

IEPE Adaptor

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. 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.

Requirements

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

Features

  • Integrated 4 mA constant-current source
  • Configurable sampling frequency 
  • 4096-sample memory
  • Analog-to-digital converter
  • Integrated auxiliary analog input
  • Transducer short- and open-circuit detection
  • Offered with pigtail leads

Optimize Your Machine Health

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Base Station v4

Base Station v4

The Base Station v4 is 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 installation and cellular costs
  • Mesh network enables greater density coverage and unparalleled data reliability, perfect for remote environments
  • Ruggedized construction suitable for even the harshest conditions
  • Edge computing coming soon via firmware update

Reduce Recurring Costs

By choosing ethernet, you will eliminate the need to pay recurring high cellular fees.

Easy Set up & Installation

Mesh wireless networks only require one port for every five BSv4, making set-up simple.

Ample Data Storage

The BSv4 can store close to a full year of data, so if your connection is interrupted, you won’t lose your valuable information.

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 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 traditional wired oil quality sensors in a convenient package that can be deployed in minutes and managed almost effortlessly.

Find the Right Hardware to Tackle Your Machine Health Challenges

Our industry experts can recommend the right hardware to power your machine health optimization solution. Choosing the right hardware to monitor your assets is based on a variety of factors including the environment, size of equipment, desired insights, and more.

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