Pruftechnik recently expanded its online condition monitoring portfolio with the Vibguard compact. Offering the same performance as the larger Vibguard, the new compact system provides asset manufacturers of drivetrains and machines as well as their operators with six measuring channels for continuous monitoring of fast and highly dynamic processes.

The Vibguard compact can be easily integrated into a process control environment using the bidirectional Modbus interface. With a focus on rotating equipment, the system delivers continuous and detailed condition overviews of all relevant machine components in nearly real time.

The six analog channels were developed especially for single aggregate monitoring and can measure data synchronously and in parallel. All six measuring channels are designed as highly dynamic analog input channels and can be configured with either vibration sensors or voltage input signals for process parameters.

In combination with speed and additional asset information from programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the Vibguard compact helps to ensure reliable monitoring, even with frequently changing operating conditions. It can also protect against unplanned downtime, secure production and increase the efficiency of the single aggregate.

"The intelligent event recorder of the Vibguard compact, which captures, saves and interprets large amounts of data, makes the advantages of Industry 4.0 available to customers in online condition monitoring and single aggregate diagnostics," says Michael Stolze, Pruftechnik product management manager.

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