INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

(OP)
I recently came across this.

http://www.sequoia.it/en/fast_tracer.htm

They claim

FastTracer can be connected directly to the PC’s USB port and associates a triaxial value in the time and/or frequency domain of the vibrations of the machine being analysed with each measurement point.

Is this true? If anyone has any experience with this type of vibration analysis and data collection, your feedback will be much appreciated. Thanks.

A pdf of their specs is also attached here.

Muthu
www.edison.co.in

RE: pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

(OP)
Thanks IRstuff.

Are they accurate and reliable for measuring large motor/generator vibrations?

Could you please let me know the other OEM's that use this technology?

Muthu
www.edison.co.in

RE: pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

(OP)
Any country of origin is fine with me. As long as it has been proven to be trustworthy. I am thinking of upgrading from my old swedish hand held model analyzer.

Muthu
www.edison.co.in

RE: pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

(OP)
Thanks IRstuff.

That stuff still requires an interface between the pickup and the pc?

Muthu
www.edison.co.in

RE: pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

Sure, unless the PC has built-in I2C or SPI. Note that you'd also need a breakout board for the accel and its required connections.

But, Digikey sells the accel for under a couple of bucks, and you can probably get a USB-based Arduino or similar that supports SPI/I2C.

TTFN
I can do absolutely anything. I'm an expert!
homework forum: //www.engineering.com/AskForum/aff/32.aspx
FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies forum1529: Translation Assistance for Engineers

RE: pickup to pc - is the latest trend in vibration analysis and data collection?

(OP)
Thanks IRstuff. I am not competent to build a system. Just an end user here and this new method of pickup to pc seemed novel and simple to me. I am in touch with the OEM but still not convinced about how their sensor, which is 55x30 mm rectangle base, can be fixed on to the curved motor surfaces given the large foot print.

Muthu
www.edison.co.in

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close