Meggitt Introduces PCH420V Vibration Sensor
Meggitt’s programmable PCH420V vibration sensor provides enhanced information about changes in machinery health. The transmitter allows vibration data to be accessed by HART enabled process controllers and information systems for better informed decisions and improved predictive diagnostic capabilities. Process control systems can now include vibration parameters for improved production efficiency and equipment reliability. PCH420V transmitters integrate with existing networks for quick visibility without the expense of additional infrastructure or cable networks. They are powered by the network for continuous coverage. Multi-drop installations enable up to 16 sensors to be monitored through a single address port.
The PCH420V superimposes digital communication on top of the 4-20 mA loop for condition based maintenance of rotating equipment. Three user configurable bands allow targeted measurements to identify machine faults. Root cause analysis is enhanced as the cause of excessive vibration can be determined and appropriate process improvements implemented. Meggitt’s sensor-based filter banding offers monitoring capabilities; plant personnel can program filter band frequencies of installed sensors using HART enabled PLCs or handheld communicators.