Skf Copperhead Transmitter Unit
- Published: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 12:31
Performance and reliability concerns extend beyond screening media. In the harsh operating environments in which vibrating screens are generally found, mechanical components often break, loosen or corrode. SKF says its CMPT Copperhead Transmitter Unit functions as a brain for fault detection systems to provide early-warning indications of failure in vibrating machinery. Users can select from among several types of vibration signal process analyses and can further configure units to monitor machines operating either at normal speeds or low speeds. SKF says the CTU ó when paired with SKF sensors or other industrial accelerometers ó can alert users to equipment problems before they can escalate. The CTU digitally evaluates overall machinery vibration and provides a processed analog signal to detect such problems as loose parts, imbalance, gear and bearing damage, lack of lubrication, and others that can adversely affect machine performance and plant productivity. The CTU can be connected directly into existing automation systems or can stand alone for monitoring and alarming (with an optional digital display module). Multiple monitoring points can be easily interconnected to a PC.