New Triaxial Technology Revolutionising The Engineering World
For beginners to understand: An accelerometer is an electromechanical device used to measure acceleration forces. Said forces may be ‘static’, think the force of gravity, or ‘dynamic’ as is the case with moving machinery! As we are most interested in machinery health and diagnostics, dynamic forces are what we need to measure. A great example of such a measurement device is the brand new HS-183 Compact Triaxial Accelerometer by Hansford Sensors. We can utilise this new triaxial accelerometer in numerous industries such as power generation, pharmaceutical, mining, manufacturing and more. Here are some key features:
Compact design with 3 AC outputs
The HS-183 comes in a compact design capable of measuring output simultaneously through three axes via M-12 connector. You are able to obtain a single integrated result for the final phase analysis. Since the primary purpose of an accelerometer is to provide data concerning the dynamic acceleration of the physical device, this feature of the HS-183 sensor is why it can be effectively applied in a wide variety of instruments and tools.
This sensor is useful for condition monitoring on compressors, pumps, gearboxes, air dryers, machine tooling, and many other uses. It tracks vibrations in multiple directions, be it rotational, transverse, or lateral. For technical performance see Table 1. and Fig.1.
Table 1.: Technical Performance
Fig.1.: Typical frequency Response (at 100mV/g)
3-way mounting option
This compact triaxial sensor has three different mounting ports providing more flexibility and more so in situations where space is limited. This is because it can be expertly fitted in most general applications.
The HS-183 compact triaxial accelerometer weighs only 235 grams. This ensures that the sensor is substantially lighter compared to the structure that’s needed to be monitored. For mechanical responses see Table 2.
Table 2.: Mechanical Performance
As with the majority of sensors currently available in the marketplace, the functionality of this triaxial sensor is affected by several environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity. The HS-183 is made of stainless steel, which substantially prevents corrosion of the sensors, especially in industries that use corrosive chemicals. The sensor can operate flawlessly in high temperatures of up to 130℃. It has an IP67 rating, meaning that the sealing guarantees up to half-hour protection when the device is dropped into a metre-deep body of water. These aspects make the HS-183 compatible with harsh industries like mining, pulp and paper, and utilities. For environmental and electrical performances see Table 3. and Table 4.
Table 3.: Electrical Performance
Table 4. : Environmental Performance
So if you are in the market for a triaxial accelerometer, do your research and familiarise yourself with what’s available to you. At GVS we are always happy to answer all your questions and advise you based on our extensive experience on firstname.lastname@example.org