Ludeca recently introduced a new wireless condition-monitoring system for machine components that is designed to optimize the availability of plant equipment, improve equipment reliability and reduce unwanted maintenance costs.

The Vibconnect RF wireless system measures machine vibration, bearing condition and temperature, and transmits the relevant data to the bridge where it is evaluated. The system not only monitors the condition of roller bearings and other rotating components, but also detects damage caused by cavitation.

The Vibconnect bridge acts as the central receiver, processing the data from the sensor units and transmitting it through the operator's network for visualization and archiving. For the evaluation of received data, the system includes a range of comprehensive analytical functions that enable the operator to assess machine vibration, temperature and bearing condition.

Any irregularities or faults found in the machine components are directly recorded and forwarded to the relevant control center. This allows asset damage to be detected at an early stage so prompt corrective action can be taken.

For more information, visit www.ludeca.com.