Integrated machinery condition monitoring solution
13 March 2015
The new integrated Allen-Bradley condition-monitoring system is said to allow manufacturers to utilise the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system, rather than an isolated condition-monitoring device, to assess current equipment health, predict potential issues, and help avoid damage to critical machinery.
Integration of machinery health into control architectures, using a standard Ethernet TCP/IP EtherNet/IP network, promises flexibility to machine instrumentation design and operational efficiency on the manufacturing floor.
“Industrial producers need a device that performs the full scope of protection and condition monitoring, and the Dynamix 1444 monitor does that while improving the ease of use and cost of such monitoring,” explained Pat Carle, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “The monitors can serve a broad range of applications because they are massively configurable.”
Primarily used as a machinery protection system for rotating and reciprocating equipment, the Dynamix 1444 monitors supervise critical operating parameters in real time. They also provide operations and maintenance personnel with the information to assess current equipment health and perform predictive-maintenance planning.
To protect equipment, the Dynamix 1444 device measures and monitors critical dynamic and position parameters and ensures that appropriate actions are performed with the precision, reliability and performance required by industry and regulatory standards.
For general condition monitoring, the measurement capabilities of the monitor gives users the tools the need to detect and identify the faults and status across all classes of industrial machinery. Information can also be sent to plant-wide and enterprise-wide databases for storage and trending.
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