Designers of General Mechanical and Electromechanical Components
Whether you are carrying out detailed analysis on rotating and reciprocating equipment or simply performing maintenance and inspection, SensorPlot can be applied to a variety of applications. The ability to capture rotational/linear motion concurrently with analog phenomena makes SensorPlot an ideal instrument for designers of mechanical and electromechanical components.
Capture position and velocity just to see if the mechanical components are functioning properly
|Use spectral analysis to determine resonant frequencies and perform vibration analysis || |
Analyze data in the angle domain to identify angle dependent anomalies
Below are a few of the many disciplines to which the SensorPlot can be applied:
- Electric motors & generators, Turbomachinery
- Monitor such things as: current, voltage, shaft angle and velocity, winding and bearing temperatures, lubrication level, vibration, torque
- Measure and compute efficiency, shaft misalignment, torque ripple, uniformity of rotation, natural resonance frequency, friction and windage losses, phase balance, power factor, bearing and rotor frequencies...
- Brushless DC motor drive design
- vector control of induction motors
- stepper motor drive design and analysis
- Transmission components
- gear boxes and couplings
- specialized pulley drives and transmission components (automobile, oil field...)
- high speed cable devices (lifts, hoists...)
- large gear systems for industrial use (e.g. water processing systems, helecopters, mining, mills...)
- geared and non-geared transmissions
- consumer transmission components (electric drills, mixers...)
- measure friction, resonance, backlash, noise, slip...
- developing and testing chassis control systems
- performing disc brake vibration analysis
- analyzing and tuning the sophisticated shift pattern of an automatic transmission.
- ABS traction control studies
- differential performance analysis
- exploring engine belt dynamics
- analysis in the angle domain (sample every n°, plot versus angle,...)
- Brakes and Clutches
- cogging, torque and torque repeatability
- Compressors and rotating/reciprocating pumps
- efficiency, vibration, cavitation
- friction, uniformity of rotation, balance, energy...
- General Electro-mechanical components
- Analog measurements relative to measurements of motion
Designers of motors, engines and other mechanical components can use the SensorPlot to analyze uniformity of rotation, startup torque, and torque ripple, and measure friction. Designers can investigate the dynamic relationships between rotational angle and analog parameters such as motor torque, current and voltage or piston pressure. The frequency domain capabilities allow the system to make synchronous vibration measurements and facilitate the analysis of such things as bearings, gears and motors. The spectral analysis tools can be used to diagnose misalignment, mechanical looseness, imbalance and mechanical resonance problems.
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