General Input Sensor Node (SD-IN-2)
The General Input Sensors allow connection to existing diagnostic voltage or current output signals, creating a wireless solution for health monitoring in the most hard-to-reach, rugged locations.
What's New In Version 2?
Version 2.0 sensor nodes have twice the range, higher sampling frequency, and are two and a half times more robust than before. The sensors can easily transmit a higher density of data using DARTwireless™ and are powered by a standard CR123A camera battery. In a layout that can be configured for any plant or environment, as many as 100 sensor nodes can now send vibration data to each receiver. The sensors can be tuned to transmit data on the frequency you select, and monitoring bands can be customized to alarm levels that you choose, ready to caution or warn you immediately when frequency rises to a level you specify.
General Input Nodes allow connection to existing diagnostic voltage or current output signals, creating a wireless solution for health monitoring in the most hard-to-reach, rugged locations. Each node communicates via a direct wireless link to a Primary Receiver Node, from which the data is imported into SmartDiagnostics® Software for viewing and analysis.
The system is highly configurable and scalable and KCF can provide transducers to meet a wide array of applications. A system can have hundreds of sensor points, each of which can be configured to transmit data on a user-selected frequency, and unique indicators can be implemented to warn users of potential machine health issues.
Easily installed without the downtime, expense, and labor costs of old-fashioned, hard-wired sensors. Simply place the sensors where you need them and within minutes they’ll transmit data. SmartDiagnostics® can predict failure before it occurs, saving money spent on unnecessary replacements and extending machine life. At the same time, energy costs are reduced, as properly maintained machines are more efficient.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Optimized for long battery life
- Customizable sampling regimes
- Flexible transducer options
- Expandable to hundreds of nodes per system
- Allows wireless communication for instant results and efficient operation.
- Robust industrial-grade design allows general input sensor nodes to be reliably used in harsh industrial environments.
- Very easy installation – no wires, no tools – locate, place and go.
- Cooling Towers
- Pumping Stations
- HVAC/R System Equipment
- Paper & Metal Manufacturing
- Power Plants
- Food & Beverage Production Facilities
|Configuration||Wireless node with cable whip to customer-supplied voltage or current signal source|
|Weight||4.1 oz (115 g)|
|Enclosure Material||Anodized aluminum and high-strength polycarbonate|
|Connector Type||Customizable - contact KCF with requirements|
|Cable Length||Customizable - contact KCF with requirements|
|Storage Temperature||-40 to 238 °F (-40 to 120 °C)|
|Min. Operating Temp.||-4 °F (-20 °C)|
|Max. Operating Temp.||230 °F (110 °C) surface @ 72 °F (22 °C) ambient
212 °F (100 °C) surface @ 105 °F (40 °C) ambient
167 °F (75 °C) surface @ 167 °F (75 °C) ambient
|IP Rating||IP65, dust-tight and impervious to water jets|
|Impact Resistance||Survives 5-ft drop onto concrete surface|
|Radio||KCF DART™ Wireless 2.4GHz ISM band, FCC ID #Z5ISD2|
|Range||800ft (244m) line-of-sight (site survey recommended for installation)|
|Antenna||Steerable antenna, providing 360° directional coverage.|
|Power Source||3-Volt Lithium Manganese Dioxide (CR123A)|
|Battery Life||Data acquisition every:|
|Type||Voltage or Current input|
|Range||0-11 VDC (SD-VIN-2)
0-20 mA (SD-CIN-2)
|Resolution||0.03% of full scale|
|Noise Floor||0.05% of full scale|
|Samples per Acquisition||32-1600 configurable|
|Sampling frequency||64 Hz – 8192 Hz configurable|
|Operating Temperature||-40 to 185 °F (-40 to 85 °C) Typical|
The General Input Sensor Node is designed to be very energy efficient so that it can operate continuously for many years when powered by a 3 Volt battery.
The actual amount of power consumed (and therefore the effective battery life) is dictated by two factors:
- The frequency at which the sensor sends a heartbeat ping to the Base Station, and
- The frequency at which the sensor collects and transmits data to the Base Station.
The heartbeat ping takes very little energy so the primary driver of battery life is governed by the data collection frequency which you configure based on your business needs. The graph below illustrates how battery life varies with changes to collection frequency assuming the sensor heartbeats every four seconds.
|SD-CIN-2||Current-input sensor, for interfacing with 4-20 mA signals|
|SD-VIN-2-A||Voltage-input sensor, for interfacing with DC voltage signal|
Federal Communications Commission Compliance ? FCC Class B Device Statement The radio equipment in the SmartDiagnostics Receiver Nodes and SmartDiagnostics Sensor Nodes has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Hazardous Location Information ? The SmartDiagnostics Vibration Sensor Node model SD-VSN-2N is certified to be suitable for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D or non-hazardous locations only.
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