Solution Provides Machinery Vibration Monitoring And Protection

March 17, 2010

SKF introduces the Multilog On-line System DMx, a multi-featured vibration monitor for both conventional and hazardous environments. Awarded ATEX, IECEx and cULus certifications, the DMx monitoring system can be directly installed within a hazardous area, removing or reducing cabling, cabinets and isolation barriers, and ultimately saving time and money during installation.

The SKF Multilog DMx system combines both protection (to help avoid catastrophic failures) and condition monitoring functionality in a single device. The SKF Multilog DMx system’s modular design, distributed architecture and small footprint have cost and installation advantages over traditional 19-inch rack systems, including energy savings due to the low power consumption of this intrinsically safe device.

Features include four dynamic input channels for vibration, axial thrust and dynamic pressure, with two channels for speed/phase measurements. Multiple LEDs provide local indications of module, channel and alarm status and diagnostic data. The device can be easily connected to plant control and information networks by common protocols.

The Multilog DMx functions as an independent monitor or as a complete system connecting to plant-wide fieldbus infrastructure and SKF’s asset management tool — @ptitude Monitoring Suite.