Module Provides Integrated Evaluation of Vibration Patterns

B&R Industrial Automation has launched the X20CM4810 module with onboard intelligence for vibration analysis. With a width of two slots, the module provides four input channels with an IEPE interface (integrated electronic piezoelectric) for querying acceleration sensors. This interface supplies the sensors with power, samples their signals and processes them internally to generate more than 70 condition parameters like configurable damage frequency values, which are then transferred directly to the CPU via POWERLINK or any other standard fieldbus system.

 The integrated evaluation of vibration patterns eliminates the need to forward raw data to an external CPU for analysis. This results in a reduced load on the fieldbus and system CPU as well as the elimination of superfluous interfaces.

The condition parameters generated by this module not only provide operators with the information they need to optimize maintenance intervals, but are also available for use directly as input in the automation software. B&R Automation Studio allows users to configure the X20CM4810 and program how the machine should respond to a status change.