Vibration Sensor trends frequencies from 3-40 Hz.

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Included in 4-20 mA Loop Powered Sensor series, Model PC420VP-10-B3041 enables users to focus on unbalance or misalignment by trending motor's fundamental running speed. Sensor provides real-time operating information and is available in peak equivalent, true peak, and true RMS versions. Hermetically sealed unit has splash-proof cable for harsh industrial environments and is available in industrial, intrinsically safe, or explosion-proof packaging.

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Wilcoxon Releases New Narrow Frequency Band 4-20mA Vibration Sensor

Gaithersburg, MD - March, 2004 - Wilcoxon Research, a leading supplier of quality vibration sensors, announces the release of the newest member of its 4-20mA Loop Powered Sensor series, a narrow frequency band unit that only trends frequencies between 3Hz (180 CPM) and 40Hz (2400 CPM).

The narrow band focus of this new sensor, Model PC420VP-10-B3041, enables vibration monitoring professionals to focus on unbalance or misalignment by trending the motor's fundamental running speed.

Like all of Wilcoxon's vibration sensors, the Frequency Banded PC420 will extend the life of machinery by providing real time operating information, thus enabling the plant manager to schedule preventive maintenance and planned downtime. This saves time and money in costly and unexpected repairs.

"I'm very excited about the opportunities provided by our new narrow frequency band 4-20," says Steve Wichtendahl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Many customers have told us that focusing on this particular part of the vibration spectrum enables them to more accurately monitor their machine health. Once again, Wilcoxon lives out its pledge to provide TLC, or Total Lower Cost of Ownership, by designing sensors with exceptional lifespans that meet a specific market need."

The PC420VP-10-B3041 joins Wilcoxon's very popular PC420 Loop Powered Sensor family. The PC420 sensors are available in several varieties: peak equivalent, true peak and true RMS. All three models are also available encased in rugged industrial, intrinsically safe or explosion proof packaging.

Applications for Wilcoxon's Loop Powered Sensors include: fans, motors, blowers, compressors, chillers, gearboxes, pumps, reciprocating compressors, blowers, cooling towers, mixers, gas/steam turbines and centrifuges. All members of this family are reliable, lightweight, hermetically sealed, and available with a splash-proof cable that assures protection in harsh industrial environments.

For more information on the narrow frequency band 4-20mA Loop Powered Sensor, visit the Wilcoxon web site at

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