NI monitoring devices are hardware products for use with NI InsightCM™ condition monitoring software. Learn about the different features of these devices to help you select one that fits your asset and maintenance program needs.
The two main classifications of NI monitoring devices are continuous and wireless.
|Continuous Monitoring Systems||Wireless NI Monitoring Devices|
|Continuous Monitoring Systems have sensor-specific modules and onboard processing, so you can tailor the measurement system to your asset and needs.||The 12-channel Wireless Vibration Measurement Device connects wired, analog sensors to the InsightCM condition monitoring software running on your IT network.||The Wireless Vibration Sensor has an integrated triaxial accelerometer as well as a temperature sensor. It wirelessly transmits data back to InsightCM.|
Continuous Monitoring Systems are built on a rugged measurement system and feature slots for sensor-specific modules. These devices combine a processing element, sensor measurements, and InsightCM application software to continuously (24x7) acquire and screen data from the connected analog sensors. Their architecture helps you detect alarm limit excursions and operating state changes in near real time.
You may need Continuous Monitoring Systems if you have:
Wireless NI monitoring devices are designed to wirelessly transmit diagnostic (waveform) data from wired analog sensors to an NI gateway and then to the InsightCM Server that is connected via your enterprise IT network. Wireless monitoring devices, when battery powered, dramatically reduce installation cost by eliminating the need for running cable/conduit for power and Ethernet.
You may need wireless NI monitoring devices if you have:
|Feature||Continuous Monitoring System||Wireless Vibration Measurement Device||Wireless Vibration Sensor|
|Onboard calculation support||Full features, triggers, alarms, and burst mode||Vibration level check as data gate (for example, asset on or off?)||Vibration level check as data gate (for example, asset on or off?)|
|Streaming support (continuous capture for transients)||Yes||No||No|
|Max Fmax||40 kHz||10 kHz||2 kHz|
|Max LOR||>50 k||50 k||4 k|
|Max number of accelerometers per device||28||12 (dynamic or static channels)||1 triaxial accelerometer|
|Max number of static channels (low-speed acquisition channels)||256||12 (dynamic or static channels)||1 (integrated temperature for trending data)|
|Storage for IT network outage ride through||2 weeks (typical)||2 weeks (typical)||2 weeks (typical)|
|Line power option|
120/240 V AC (using ext. power supply)
9-30 V DC (straight to device)
120/240 V AC option
9-30 V DC option
|Sensor support||Any||IEPE accelerometer, ±30 V (proximity probes, temperature on dual output accelerometers, standard voltage input sensors)||Integrated triaxial accelerometer with temperature|
|Connection of multiple assets to a single device||Yes||Yes||No|
|Environmental rating||IP40 (typically requires enclosure)||IP54 and outdoor rated (no enclosure required)||IP66/IP67|
|Operating temperature||-40-70 °C||-20-70 °C (battery powered)|
-40-70 °C (line powered)