New machinery monitors via standard WiFi: cuts installation costs, increases worker safety

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Multilog On-line System WMx is announced as “designed to improve machine reliability, reduce installation costs, and increase personnel safety.”

This compact, battery-powered, eight-channel field-mounted monitoring device communicates using industry standard 802.11b/g wireless networking.

It collects acceleration, velocity, displacement, temperature, and bearing condition data. The instrument automatically uploads collected data for viewing, alarm evaluation, and analysis into its’ maker’s @ptitude software.

According to Multilog WMx’s manufacturer, the wireless technology is an ideal complement to traditional “walk-around” predictive maintenance programs. It’s configured to deliver all measurements expected from a high-specification data collector/analyzer, while being quick and easy to setup.

Using standard WiFi, and requiring no power cable, the device monitors machines in inaccessible, difficult, or dangerous-to-reach areas. It also carries an ATEX Zone 2 certification for use in such hazardous areas as tank farms.

Since Multilog WMx requires no wires, this provides reduced installation costs compared to traditional wired systems. And these devices are designed to be rugged for easy relocation and flexibility to monitor moving machine components where hard-wiring isn’t possible.

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