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3425 Walden Ave., Depew, NY, 14043, US

  • 716-684-0001
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IMI Sensors, Div. of PCB Piezotronics

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Piezoelectric Accelerometer monitors rolling element bearings.

October 30, 2013

Combining accelerometer and 4–20 mA transmitter in single housing, Bearing Fault Detector PLUS Model 649A03 provides 5 specialized outputs that, when used with control system, deliver early warning of bearing defects such as cracked races, brinelling, looseness, and spalling. Scaled output can be used to both trend data and trigger vibration alarms in PLC or DCS to closely monitor when machinery should be shut down and bearing should be replaced. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Mechanical Vibration Switch offers fine linear adjustment.

June 18, 2013

Along with respective measurement and frequency ranges of 0–10 g pk and 0–6,000 cpm (0–100 Hz), Model 685A09 Linear Adjust Mechanical Vibration Switch features linear trip adjustment of ~1/4 turn per g that optimizes control over trip sensitivity. Other features include DPDT relay, 10 A dry contacts, and remote reset options of 120 and 240 Vac as well as 24 Vdc. Applications include cooling towers, fin fans, large exhaust and vent fans, HVAC systems, blowers, and motors. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Charge Mode Accelerometer survives temperatures to 1,300°F.

June 4, 2013

Featuring 10 ft of integral hard-line cable terminating in LEMO connector, Model EX611A20 is suitable for vibration measurement in gas turbine applications, such as bearing health monitoring, condition monitoring, and structural damage monitoring. Device uses shear mode sensing elements for minimized sensitivity to thermal transients, and includes both ATEX and IECEx approvals. Other applications include commissioning of nuclear power plants. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Electronic Vibration Switch is rated for hazardous locations.

May 22, 2013

Model EX686B USB programmable electronic vibration switch is certified by INMETRO for use in hazardous areas such as petroleum refineries, utility gas plants, and oil drilling operations. To provide continuous machinery protection, unit senses vibration and triggers alarm or shuts down machine if vibration exceeds given threshold level. Faults such as imbalance, misalignment, looseness, worn bearings, cracked gears, or lack of lubrication can trigger fault. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

High-Temperature Accelerometers suit gas turbine applications.

April 11, 2013

Along with respective sensitivities of 100 and 10 mV/g, EX600B13 and EX600B14 have frequency range of 282–240,000 cpm (4.7–4,000 Hz) and are suited for vibration measurement in areas of up to 900°F. Single assembly design – 10 ft, hermetically sealed, hard-line cable; side-exit charge mode sensor; and inline charge amplifier – eliminates contamination and common mode noise concerns. Drop-in replacement for existing accelerometers is made possible via ARINC® 3-point mounting bases. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

High Temp Accelerometer operates in wet and acidic environments.

November 13, 2012

Designed to tolerate environments up to +325°F, ICP® Model HT602D01 provides sensitivity of (±10%) 100 mV/g with frequency range of (±3 dB) 30–480,000 cpm (0.5–8,000 Hz). Ceramic shear accelerometer include 2-Pin MIL-C-5015 side exit connector and is suitable for vibration measurements in high temperature applications, including paper, plastics, and steel industries. Alternate versions are available in integral PTFE jacketed cable and armored PTFE jacketed cable for acidic environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vibration Monitoring System features Modus(TM) interface.

September 21, 2012

Utilizing Echo™ Wireless Vibration Sensor and EchoPlus™ Wireless Junction Box to transmit vibration data to central receiver, Echo™ Wireless Vibration Monitoring System monitors overall health of critical machinery and provides immediate notification when warning or critical levels are reached. Both wireless options can be programmed to transmit data at predetermined interval. Accepting data from hundreds of sensors, receiver can relay data to computer or server running Echo™ Monitoring Software. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vibration Monitoring System features wireless operation.

July 12, 2012

Comprising Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensors, EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box, plus receiver and software, Echo® Vibration Monitoring System uses Extended Range Radio Frequency technology and requires no gateways, mesh, or repeaters. System transmits at 0.75 mW Effective Radiated Power in unlicensed 900 MHz band and does not interfere with other wireless communications. Transmitted data set features overall vibration measurements scaled in acceleration, velocity, true peak, and crest factor. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vibration Monitoring System accepts distributed sensor data.

July 3, 2012

Without requiring any gateways, mesh, or repeaters, Echo® Wireless helps users safely monitor health of critical machinery. Extended Range Radio Frequency (ERRF) technology is used to transmit long distances in typical plant environments. Comprised of Echo Wireless Vibration Sensors, EchoPlus Wireless Junction Box, receiver, and software, system transmits at 0.75 mW Effective Radiated Power (ERP) in unlicensed 900 MHz band and does not interfere with other wireless communications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

High-Temperature Pressure Sensors monitor gas turbines.

November 22, 2010

Series 176 high-temperature pressure sensors mount to gas turbine combustor to provide operators with diagnostics, part fatigue analysis, and ability to continuously monitor and control emissions. Able to detect and measure pressure phenomena and combustion instability in temperatures up to 986°F, ATEX and CSA certified units also offer sensitivities to 17 pC/psi and ranges from 20-400 psi. High frequency capability enables use of auto-tuning and on-line diagnostic monitoring systems. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Universal Transmitter monitors industrial vibration 24/7.

October 11, 2010

Designed to protect critical rotating equipment, DIN rail-mounted 682A16 provides loop power for 2-wire, 4-20 mA sensors and ICP® excitation for analog 8-120 mV/g accelerometers. It also works with existing PLC, DCS, and SCADA systems leading to alarm, control, or shutdown. Available with optional detachable front panel LCD and programmer, transmitter also accepts various sensor input signals: mA, thermocouple, RTD, linear resistance, and potentiometer. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vibration Transmitter turns accelerometer into monitoring sensor.

May 12, 2010

Installed with any industrial accelerometer, model 682A09 ICP® In-Line Vibration Transmitter converts vibration signal to 4-20 mA velocity output that can be trended with various control room systems. Unit has 2-pin MIL connector input and 3-pin MIL connector output. Operating off of loop-power from PLC, DCS, or SCADA system, it accepts 100 mV/g analog signal, which can be run to central collection point. Unit is suited for operation in harsh environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vibration Sensors can operate in hazardous areas.

August 19, 2008

With 1 in. NPT, 90° capped elbow conduit to meet ATEX and CSA requirements, Series EX64xB7x loop-powered 4-20 mA output sensors are available with either acceleration or velocity outputs in various amplitude ranges. Sensors operate from standard 24 V loop power, making them directly compatible with existing PLCs, SCADA, DCS, and Plant Information systems for continuous vibration monitoring of overall vibration levels on critical machinery in hazardous area application environments. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vibration Switch protects HVAC systems.

August 6, 2008

Series 686B USB Programmable Smart Vibration Switch is designed for continuous monitoring and protection of cooling towers, fin fans, pumps, HVAC systems, and other critical machinery. Electronic switch offers remote reset capability and USB programmable delays to avoid false trips. Requiring 2 wires, universally powered unit is hermetically sealed, mounts with single stud, and is available for use in hazardous areas. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Portable Shaker helps verify accelerometer/sensor performance.

May 12, 2008

Operating at 159.2 Hz, hand-held Model 699A02 delivers controlled, 1 G rms or 1 G peak acceleration to test accelerometers and vibration sensors weighing up to 250 g. It features automatic shut-off to preserve battery life, external power jack for ac compatibility, mechanical stops for overload protection, and capability to perform up to 1,600 operating cycles in field. Unit also meets NIST traceability requirements. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Vibration Transmitter has dual semiconductor relay alarms.

October 30, 2007

Suited for monitoring unbalance and misalignment on motors, pump sets, and other rotating equipment, Model 682A08 Vibration Transmitter is ICP® accelerometer signal conditioner that retransmits acceleration or velocity signal as 4-20 mA signal for trending and simple interface with PLC, DCS, and SCADA systems. DIN rail mounted and 24 Vdc powered unit comes with selectable low pass filters at 1 or 10 kHz and high pass filters at 3 or 10 Hz. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Industrial Accelerometer operates to 30k Hz.

October 18, 2007

Working with online or portable monitoring systems to provide vibration monitoring, Model 621B40 captures high-frequency gear mesh faults often missed during routine route-based measurements. Magnetically mounted unit supplies response to more than 30k Hz, allowing vibration analyst to obtain precise measurements of high frequency phenomena. Device is suited for measurements on high-speed compressors, gearboxes, and turbomachinery for early detection of impending problems. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Mechanical Vibration Switch prevents machinery failure.

July 27, 2007

Offered as solution for continuous vibration monitoring, Model 685A07 uses spring-loaded, magnetically coupled sensor that can be externally adjusted for higher or lower sensitivity. It does not require power to operate and comes with external pushbutton reset. Solution is effective on any installation which requires immediate shutdown when increased vibration levels are present. Examples include cooling towers, fans, small motors, or pumps. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Modules provide alarm and shutdown protection for machines.

July 10, 2007

When vibration levels signify potential failure, Series 684 Indicator Alarm Modules provide machine shutdown protection. Units come in various sizes and include up to 8 channels in single NEMA 4X enclosure. Within each indicator channel is up to 4 form C relays for alarm and shutdown control. Time delays and push button programmable settings facilitate setup with no false alarms, while indicator lights on front of each unit display relay status. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Electronic Vibration Switch protects essential equipment.

May 5, 2006

Combining electronic and mechanical switch properties, microprocessor-controlled 686A Series 2-wire electronic vibration switch has no moving parts and requires no mechanical adjustments. Magnetic Adjustable Vibration Threshold (MAVT(TM)) feature electronically adjusts threshold value while switch is installed on running equipment through magnetically activated sensor. This allows for immediate installation and protection with no need for equipment shutdown. Read More

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