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Space Grade Measurement Tech Brought Into Condition Monitoring

Dewesoft is announcing an accurate, reliable, easy to use and cost-effective vibration & temperature machine condition monitoring solution.

Dewesoft, a leading provider of high-end data acquisition systems (DAQ), today announced the launch of its low-cost, high performance, totally distributed, and easy to use solution to conquer the Machine Condition Monitoring market

The solution suits applications such as permanent condition monitoring of gearboxes, fans, motors, blowers and any other rotating machinery in automotive, mining, pulp, paper, iron, steel, chemical, cement, oil and gas, facility management and power production. This cost-effective solution enables production facility owners to start permanent monitoring of critical equipment with high ROI. Ultimately, it helps reduce production downtime, lowering maintenance and repair costs and increasing company profitability.

This new solution is composed of Dewesoft IOLITEd-2xASI, a device with two analog sensor interface channels and one tacho, Dewesoft ASI-1xVIB-50g, a 10 kHz vibration, and temperature sensor, and Dewesoft easy to use Machine Condition Monitoring software. 

We are revolutionizing the Machine Condition Monitoring market with IOLITEd-2xASI and ASI-1xVIB-50g simple-to-use, accurate and reliable solutions that are also very cost-effective. Instead of performing manual, periodic-only measurements to monitor the machine’s health - which can be time-consuming and complex to set up - low-cost networked technology based on our cost-effective modules provides a better solution.

Dr. Jure Knez, President Dewesoft

IOLITEd-2xASI data acquisition device

The Dewesoft IOLITEd-2xASI is a data acquisition device with two analog sensor interface channels and one tacho channel. It converts the signal from Dewesoft ASI-1xVIB-50g sensors and sends the data over the EtherCAT bus to the master PC. Up to two ACC-SNS sensors with M8 connectors can be connected.

Iolite 2xASI

The maximum sample rate is 40 kS/s per channel. Only a single network cable is needed to daisy chain multiple IOLITEd-2xASI devices with up to 50 m device-device distance.  The module is available in IP20 or  IP67 version to assure protection against water, dust, and other elements.

ASI-1xVIB-50g vibration and temperature sensor

The Dewesoft ASI-1xVIB-50g is a vibration and temperature measurement probe. Packaged in a small aluminum housing. It consists of two sensors: a single axis accelerometer with 0-10 kHz bandwidth and analog voltage output, and a temperature sensor with an I2C interface. The probe is rated with IP67 ingress protection and -20 to +85 °C temperature range.

ASI 1xVIB 50g viration tempetrature sensor
Condition Monitoring CBM hardware

Machine condition monitoring software

The Dewesoft machine condition monitoring software is unique on the market. It combines in-depth machine condition analysis features, relevant for PDM expert engineers, including:

  • FFT analyzer

  • Time-domain analyzer

  • Orbit analyzer

  • Waterfall diagram

  • Trends

  • Bearing fault detection for rolling and hydrodynamic bearing

  • Etc. 

It also includes and high-level software layer with an overview of the machinery state, appropriate for quick decision making. 

Condition monitoring software

Historical data can be permanently stored on a local or cloud server and can be used for trends as well as for later in-depth analysis and root cause identification. Connectivity to any 3rd party control system is straightforward using the OPC/UA protocol. Data can be accessed from the client’s local computer, control system, or remotely via the pre-configured web browser application. To save maintenance engineers time, thresholds, alarming and reporting functionalities are available within a single click.

About Dewesoft monitoring group

Dewesoft Monitoring Group is bringing space-grade data acquisition solutions to the permanent monitoring market focusing on machine condition and structural health monitoring applications. Dewsoft is offering a total solution in collaboration with local System Integrator Companies.

About Dewesoft

Founded in 2000, Dewesoft is a leading provider of measurement data acquisition systems. A wide range of test applications in several sectors, from automotive, energy, industry, and construction to aerospace, count on innovative software and hardware solutions. With Dewesoft technology, rockets and satellites are being developed in the world's most advanced laboratories. Headquartered in Slovenia, the company today employs more than 250 people in 16 offices around the world. 

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