The NI Portable Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) System is a complete sound and vibration solution for portable machine diagnostics and online machine condition monitoring. With the option for either an embedded Windows controller or a USB or Ethernet connection to a laptop, you can use it as a self-contained system for a more rugged and portable solution or plug it in to different laptops or computers for more flexibility. This system can monitor assets such as the following:
With the NI Portable MCM System, you can order the easy-to-use NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite, which is the most comprehensive collection of NI analysis and signal processing tools for condition monitoring. It includes the following analysis functions: spectral analysis, level measurements, order analysis, waterfall plots, order tracking, shaft centerline and orbit plots, and Bode plots.
The system features by default 16 accelerometer/microphone input channels, four proximity probe input channels, and eight tachometer input channels. However, it is configurable for any combination of up to 32 channels. The accelerometer/microphone channels offer software-selectable IEPE signal conditioning, 24-bit resolution, 102 dB dynamic range, 102.4 kS/s maximum simultaneous sampling, and antialiasing filters. The system also provides mixed-measurement capability for temperature, strain, voltage, and other process variables.
The NI Portable MCM System is based on the NI CompactDAQ platform, which offers the plug-and-play simplicity of USB to sensor and electrical measurements on the benchtop, in the field, and on the production line. Additionally, the NI CompactDAQ platform provides a stand-alone chassis that features an embedded Windows computer, removing the need to carry a laptop with you. By combining the ease of use and low cost of a data logger with the performance and flexibility of modular instrumentation, NI CompactDAQ delivers fast and accurate measurements in a small, simple, and affordable system.