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Collection Server

The Collection Server has been discontinued and replaced by the Base Station (SD-B).

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No Computer? No Problem!

In certain industrial applications, it is not possible to place the Primary Receiver Nodes and the Machine Condition Monitoring Software computer in the same location. For these scenarios, KCF offers a Collection Server. The Collection Server hosts one or several Receiver Nodes that receive data wirelessly from their nearby sensor nodes. The Collection Server then relays the data to the MCM software computer via a corporate intranet or the Internet. This capability enables you to organize a set of receiving nodes far from the MCM software computer (on the roof of a building or through a steel-walled enclosure, for example). The Collection Server also makes it possible to set up wireless sensor groups in several locations throughout the plant, to have a semi-portable receiver station, or even place sensors at remote locations that are accessible only via cellular network.


SmartDiagnostics® Collection Server is used to run the vibration data collection software. It is an excellent choice when an expensive personal computer is not needed or financially feasible. The collection server is pre-installed with the MCM Collection Service software. The Collection Server operates unattended and can be managed remotely, should it be required.


  • Offers simple setup and configuration
  • Enables location of sensor clusters in remote and varied locations
  • Automatically passes data through to the MCM Application Server
  • Allows for three options for connectivity: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Cellular network

The SmartDiagnostics® Network

Collection Server role in SmartDiagnostics System
Dimensions198.1mm x 248.9mm x 83.8mm (7.8in x 9.8in x 3.3in)
Weight1.28kg (2.82 lbs)
Power Source110-240 VAC 50/60Hz
Power Consumption≤ 65 Watts
Network Communications SupportedWi-Fi, Ethernet, Cellular
  • Operating temperature 0°C to +50°C
  • Storage temperature -20°C to +70°C
Max number of PRNs supportedTested up to 5
SoftwareUbuntu Linux 12.04
battery life graph

Battery Life vs. Vibration Data Collection Frequency

Collection Server Mechnical Drawing

Collection Server Mechanical Drawing

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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