INTELLIGENT TRIAXIAL MONITORING SOLUTION FOR VIBRATIONS AND COLLISONS
SeTAC (Sequoia Triaxial Acceleration Computer) is a compact instrument that uses MEMS technology. When integrated into a machine as an autonomous system, SeTAC provides an innovative approach to triaxial vibration monitoring for applications in the areas of safety, quality, and process control.
Thanks to our innovative SeTAC technology, we have successfully eliminated the problems experienced until now in onboard monitoring of machine vibrations – thus greatly reducing the complexity and costs of monitoring the accelerations entailed in industrial processes. The miniaturization of modern components has enabled SeTAC to combine in a single device the most sophisticated signal analysis methods, thus providing a solution that identifies specific events such as collisions, imbalances, overloads and wear. In doing so, SeTAC differentiates these events from machine background noise, through the use of calibratable filters. Anomalous events can be communicated externally via extremely rapid digital alerts, but can also be saved in an internal memory featuring black-box functionality, along with time and scope indications for the phenomena.
SeTAC does not require periodic calibration, as it is equipped with a continuous self-test system that verifies correct functionality and warns the user in the event of an anomaly, thus guaranteeing measurement reliability at all times, and for the entire lifetime of the solution.
- Shock and collision monitoring
The rapid response of electronics that are specifically designed to recognize anomalous collisions and vibrations helps to reduce output times. This in turn allows the machine to be brought to a standstill very rapidly, reducing possible damages as a result (digital alerts are generated within less than 1 millisecond after the event in question begins).
- Black-box functions
The date, time and scope of all vibrations and collisions incurred by the machine being monitored are stored in the memory.
- Imbalance detection
Detection of an imbalance triggers digital alerts, when predefined thresholds are exceeded (three threshold levels).
- Monitoring specific moving parts or behaviors
Among the parameters that can be monitored are bearings, gears, and resonance as well as chatter events.
- Work-cycle control
The solution can be incorporated into the machine control cycle via predefined vibration thresholds aimed at modifying machine behavior.