UK– 4B Group, a leading provider of industrial monitoring solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation in condition monitoring with the introduction of the Vibmil Vibration Sensor (VIBMIL).
This innovative sensor is designed to continuously monitor vibration levels and temperature in industrial environments and hazardous areas up to ATEX/IECEx Zone 20 and Class II Div 1.
The VIBMIL is a state-of-the-art current loop-powered accelerometer that delivers precise vibration RMS velocity readings through a 4-20 mA output. Encased in a robust stainless-steel enclosure with a 3/4” NPT thread for conduit connection, the VIBMIL is built to withstand even the harshest industrial conditions, ensuring its durability and reliability.
One of the key features of the VIBMIL is its flexibility. It can be supplied with optional in-built NTC or PT100 temperature sensors, allowing users to monitor temperature alongside vibration for a more comprehensive view of their equipment’s performance.
The VIBMIL is also designed for ease of installation and compatibility. Equipped with a female 1/4″-28 UNF mounting thread, it can be securely attached using screws, studs, or mounting studs. Furthermore, optional converters to M8 and M6 male threads provide additional flexibility, making it suitable for various mounting scenarios.
One of the standout features of the VIBMIL is its seamless integration into control systems. Thanks to the 2-wire, loop-powered accelerometer, it provides a linearized output ranging from 4 – 20 mA, which is proportional to the sensor’s measuring range.
It ensures that the data that the VIBMIL provides can be easily incorporated into existing control and monitoring systems.
“The VIBMIL has been designed with our core markets in mind. The mandatory requirement to have ATEX/IECEx/Class II Div 1 approved products within dust hazard locations means that many similar products on the market are unsuitable. The VIBMIL can be installed with confidence within the most demanding dust-hazard areas,” Sam Payne, Chief Technology Officer for Electronics at 4B Group, stated, emphasizing the significance of the VIBMIL’s design.
“Also, the added temperature sensor option means the condition monitoring applications, which were previously limited to surface temperature only, can now add that extra level of analysis and visibility of the running state of a machine,” he added.
With its introduction, the VIBMIL sets a new standard in industrial vibration monitoring. It provides reliable and accurate data to optimize performance and ensure equipment longevity.
This advancement in condition monitoring technology is expected to benefit industries where equipment performance and safety are paramount.
4B Group’s Vibmil Vibration Sensor (VIBMIL) marks a significant step forward in industrial monitoring, offering precision, durability, and flexibility for various applications.