wireless vibration monitoring sensors give you three vibration monitoring sensors in one. One sensor provides you with Horizontal, Vertical, and Axial position readings, and there is no need for cables. Sounds great! But why would you need this? What are the benefits to using wireless triaxial vibration sensors for vibration diagnostics? By using a triaxial sensor the analyst can detect a misaligned coupling, electrical issues, unbalance, and more. Also, different positions on the bearing could give a different frequency. With the triax you would be able to eliminate structural influence into your reading, such as gear mesh, versus being able to catch a defect when the equipment is in phase. Using a triax could help to realize what is extraneous vibration and what is an actual event.
Cost and Labor Advantage to Wireless Triaxial SensorsThere is a cost and labor advantage to using the triaxial sensor. You can buy one stand alone sensor versus buying three sensors and the cables. Plus, someone will have to put the cables in conduit or up out of the way of the machine process, you will have to install all three of the sensors, and potentially risk damage to the cable or sensors when the equipment is to be worked on.
The sensor communicates by using a 900 MHz radio to send the high powered frequency back to a device that plugs into your network and sends data back to the server or computer of your choosing.