Condition Monitor keeps watch on troublesome equipment.

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Model 4100R5 MicroAnalyzer(TM) determines exact condition of specific pieces of rotating machinery. Self-contained, wireless package deploys in minutes to gather vibration, stress wave, and temperature data, analyze information, and transmit assessment via radio, modem, or plant network to central location. Software provides direct PC control of deployed unit, so periodic watch can be maintained on potentially troublesome equipment.



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Emerson's New Wireless Condition Monitor Deploys Rapidly When Needed to Solve Suspected Problems


CSI's 4100R5 MicroAnalyzer(TM) Package Maintains Watch On "Troublesome" Equipment

KNOXVLLE, TN (December 12, 2001) - - A new self-contained wireless troubleshooting package, designed to be rapidly installed as a cost-effective means of determining the exact condition of specific pieces of rotating machinery, is now available from Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI), the mechanical
equipment condition monitoring specialists of Emerson Process Management.

The 4100R5 MicroAnalyzer(TM) monitor can be deployed in minutes on any potentially troublesome piece of equipment to gather vibration, stress wave, and temperature data, analyze the information, and transmit an assessment via radio, modem, or plant network to a central location. The RBMware(R) module RF Watch software provides direct PC control of the deployed unit, so a periodic watch can be maintained on potentially troublesome equipment to be sure that it will continue to operate until the next scheduled outage. All 4100 RF MicroAnalyzers monitor and alarm on user-defined time waveform, spectral, and individual trend parameters to ensure machine availability.

According to Ken Piety, CSI vice president of engineering, "Every plant occasionally has a troubled machine that needs close scrutiny to determine if it can operate safely until the next planned outage or the unusual machine that misbehaves only when no one is present. Newly installed machines may also need to be monitored temporarily during a break-in period. In any of these cases, the wireless MicroAnalyzer system makes this 'baby-sitting' process simply too convenient and cost
effective to consider either manual data collection or permanent hard-wired condition monitoring."

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