The NI Distributed Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) System is a complete solution for the distributed online condition monitoring of assets. The system has the flexibility to measure most rotating assets, including the following:
The Distributed MCM System by default features 16 accelerometer/microphone input channels, four proximity probe channels, and eight tachometer input channels. However, it is configurable for any combination up to 32 channels. The accelerometer/microphone channels offer software-selectable IEPE excitation, 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 Distributed MCM System is based on either the NI CompactRIO platform or the NI CompactDAQ platform. The CompactRIO option offers an embedded real-time controller and FPGA for advanced embedded signal processing, data logging, and control. The platform also features rugged operating specifications for both temperature and shock, which, when combined with the embedded capabilities, makes for an ideal distributed monitoring system.
The NI CompactDAQ option features a dual core x86 processor running a Linux real-time OS for advances onboard signal processing and embedded data logging. The option also offers rugged operating specifications in a small form factor so you can easily place it near the machine you are monitoring to reduce cable costs.
With the Distributed MCM System, you have the option to purchase the NI LabVIEW development environment and LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules for programming and running your system remotely. Additionally, you can use the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite to incorporate analysis functions, including spectral analysis, level measurements, order analysis, waterfall plots, order tracking, shaft center-line measurements, and Bode plots, into LabVIEW.