Unique Application Benefits:

  • Built-in automatic sensor test verification and diagnostics insures machine monitoring point accuracy, precision, and system reliability
  • Built-in temperature sensor to monitor the overheating of roller bearings due to conveyor belt tension.  Overheated roller bearings can also start fires, fueled by dust, grease or paint
  • Excessive machine casing vibration and/or temperature especially the electric motor, damping coupler, gearbox and the coupler that connects the output shaft to the drive pulley
  • Abnormal process equipment housing and foundation vibration
  • Vibration analysis will provide valuable spectra information on mechanical and some electrical faults
  • Process equipment protection and condition monitoring diagnostics
  • Overall machinery vibration monitoring or user defined band-pass filters to customize the vibration monitoring for the type of process equipment or application.
  • Unique vibration signature (x,y, and z vibration spectra) for each monitoring point can be compared to past records or other similarly located machines to insure optimal machine performance and reliability.
  • As long as the VTB-Sensor is mounted radially at or near the bearings housing, the vibration signature reflects the operating real-time status of each set of bearings
  • The enhanced 3-Axis overall vibration detection provides continuous and real-time important multi-plane vibration levels for each process equipment machine asset

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Conveyor Belt Systems

VTBNet – Low Cost and Practical Approach to Vibration Monitoring of Conveyor Belt Systems

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A conveyor belt is the carrying medium of a belt conveyor system. A belt conveyor system consists of two or more pulleys (sometimes referred to as drums), with an endless loop of carrying medium – the conveyor belt – that rotates about them. One or both of the pulleys are powered, moving the belt and the material on the belt forward. The powered pulley is called the drive pulley while the unpowered pulley is called the idler pulley. See figure 1 below. There are two main industrial classes of belt conveyors: 1. general material handling, e.g., moving boxes along inside a factory; and, 2. bulk material handling or transportation used to move large volumes of material goods, e.g., coal, ore, lignite, grain, salt, sand, and other resources. The use of steel-belt conveyors has spread throughout the processing industries.

Applications of steelbelt conveyors include cooling/solidification, drying, pressing, freezing, baking, and materials conveying. A belt conveyor is an important system component of production in many processing and mining industries. Their failure can cause expensive repairs and reduced loads during peak demand. The efficiency and reliability of this system is an important concern to all operators.


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