Perceptiv™ 24/7 Monitoring Solutions
Wireless Monitoring Solutions
Your business expects more from you. Why not expect more from your reliability program?
The new Perceptiv™ wireless vibration and temperature monitoring system can help you meet and exceed your business’s expectations by detecting equipment problems well before they become your problem.
In addition, take advantage of the extensive industrial experience of the Perceptiv team to remotely monitor and analyze machinery, improving reliability and maximizing production.
Introducing our wireless vibration monitoring system that is simple to install and use but is not “basic” like some competitive systems. Unlike other wireless systems that provide only “basic” diagnostic data, the Perceptiv monitoring system delivers full waveform and spectral data for the best predictive capabilities.
- Multi-functional – Vibration and temperature
- Adaptable – Any industry, any equipment
- Scalable – 25 nodes per gateway
- Rugged – Outdoor and washdown rated (Nodes-IP65/67, Gateway-IP54)
- Safe – Eliminates need to be near operating equipment
- Cost-effective – Simple installation, monitor many assets easily
- Data visualization – Web-based
- Platform – On-premise or cloud
- Battery – User replaceable battery with 2 year life
Improve operation, performance and reliability by choosing the Perceptiv wireless monitoring system. This system installation is a fraction of the cost of a wired system. Regal’s experienced team can configure, install and commission a system tailored to your specific needs and provide expert analysis and recommendations for improved equipment reliability.
The Benefits of Wireless Condition Monitoring
Not only does the use of wireless condition monitoring cut down on unplanned downtime by allowing for predictive and proactive maintenance, but it also provides other key benefits for facilities:
Wireless monitoring reduces manpower needs, such as someone having to get on a lift or into a difficult location in order to check equipment health. With condition monitoring, the system will tell the user when equipment is failing, allowing time to plan repairs during a non-peak production time.
Several key safety concerns can be eliminated when equipment is being wirelessly monitored With condition monitoring, there is no need to inspect equipment while it is running. Another safety benefit is not having to go into difficult to access areas, such as heights or tight spaces. Preventing unplanned equipment failure also eliminates the urgency associated with reactive maintenance. When you are in a hurry to get something fixed, the chance of injury significantly increases. Having the ability to plan ahead prevents injuries.
Ease of Installation
Wireless monitoring systems are easier to install than their wired counterparts and when the right sensors are utilized, you can get the same level of detail from the node whether it is wired or wireless. It is typical to begin monitoring the same day with a wireless installation, making deployment a smooth and painless process. Wireless systems are also adaptable to any industry or equipment, are available in rugged outdoor and washdown-rated options and are a cost-effective option for monitoring many assets easily.
Diagnostic Data Capabilities
Wireless condition monitoring systems are not all the same and it is important to understand what type of diagnostic data is required for each asset. Some vibration sensors, for example, only provide very basic data and would require manual measurement to truly diagnose a root cause. Other vibration sensors deliver the full waveform and complete spectral data, meaning all data necessary to completely diagnose the problem is already available. Understanding the options on the market today and knowing what level of diagnostics will be required for your business will ensure you are optimizing your predictive capabilities and achieving the best equipment reliability.
Wired vs. Wireless Sensors
The types of measurement data your assets require will help determine if a wired or wireless monitoring system is best for your plant.
Wireless sensors allow for quick and easy deployment of condition monitoring. They are ideal in cases where accessibility makes it difficult to connect wires. Wireless monitoring is also preferred when there is some distance between monitoring locations. A wireless system can reduce cost by not having to run long wires. Because wireless sensors are battery operated, they do not collect data constantly. Instead, wireless sensors collect data based on a predetermined schedule or event triggers that are set during installation.
Wireless monitoring should be used for assets where gaps in the data stream will not have a detrimental effect on system reliability. The gaps in the data are usually inherent to the data collection logic, which is often set up to collect data at certain times of day or when other conditions are met. Most wireless monitoring systems are best suited for steady state machines that are either on or off. Examples include fans, pumps or other process equipment that do not have frequent starts and stops within a day.
The ability to detect faults at the earliest stages of failure, especially for low-speed equipment, may require more sophisticated technologies than the capabilities of wireless systems. Wired systems can run and collect data 24/7. Wired continuous monitoring systems provide the ability to record and act on alarms at any time based on real-time events. A wired system is often the best choice for critical equipment when immediate alerts are required.
DIAGNOSTICS: Utilize advanced technologies to measure vibration, strain, temperature, power, current-voltage, etc., to determine existing state and measure the effects of changes in products or processes
DESIGN: Assist customers in reviewing application needs, selecting products and providing certified layouts and bills of material.
INSTALLATION: Provide installation and commissioning of Regal® products.
MONITORING: Using proprietary algorithms, it monitors the performance operations of customer equipment to improve total cost of ownership.