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NI Reveals New Wireless Monitoring Hardware

NI has recently announced new wireless monitoring hardware for InsightCM with full access to data and customization with the InsightCM Software Development Kit. The new wireless devices automate the otherwise manual process of route-based data collection, so reliability engineers can spend more time analyzing data and solving problems and less time climbing stairs with instrumentation and personal protection equipment to collect data.

NI Reveals

With the new solution released by NI, plant maintenance teams that rely on manual, route-based data collection for plant assets can now achieve daily visibility into machine health. And, unlike many wireless devices on the market, the new devices transmit diagnostic quality waveform data back to the InsightCM server so subject matter experts can immediately respond to alerts with a laptop rather than making a trip to the plant.

This wireless hardware helps plant owners connect a greater percentage of their assets to IT networks by drastically reducing the costs associated with installation: conduit, cabling, and plant design work.

Ian Fountain, NI’s director of marketing for Industrial IoT applications said, “The new wireless hardware transmits data with the quality needed by maintenance engineers and lowers the cost of install – compared to wired monitoring systems – helping reduce the time needed to recoup project costs during a digital transformation.”

The new wireless monitoring hardware encompasses two separate devices with support for InsightCM. The NI Wireless Vibration Measurement Device connects 12 standard piezoelectric accelerometers, or ±30 V sensors such as proximity probes, and is ideal for hard-to-access equipment that already has sensors installed. The monitoring device connects to the sensor junction box that would otherwise be used for handheld route instrumentation.

The battery-powered NI Wireless Vibration Sensor has an onboard MEMS triaxial accelerometer with a temperature sensor. Maintenance teams install the wireless sensor with the same installation methods used for piezoelectric accelerometers: magnetic-mount accessory or epoxy pads.

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