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New vibration switch protects critical assets

February 2018 Sensors & Transducers

As part of the recently introduced RC range of vibration sensors, R&C Instrumentation has launched a new compact vibration switch, designed to protect machinery against unexpected shutdown and repair costs. The RC-429 automatically trips in the event of excessive vibration levels, allowing critical systems to be shut down before damage can occur.

The RC-429 is one of the most compact vibration switches on the market, enabling the continuous monitoring and protection of assets in tight spaces. It is designed to transmit a 4-20 mA signal, features an adjustable false trigger delay of up to one minute to prevent error trips, which may occur at machine start up, and is overload protected to a maximum shock of 100 g.

The RC-429, which features a MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) accelerometer integrated onto the microchip, is exceptionally quick and simple to set up, with the maximum RMS velocity set point and response delay time easily adjustable using two rotating setup dials.

It is sealed to IP67 and designed to perform reliably within a temperature range of -25 to 80°C, making it ideal for use in a range of sectors, from building services, pulp and paper, mining and metals, to utilities, automotive, water and pharmaceutical.

Minimising machine downtime and maintenance costs are essential for the productivity and profitability of manufacturers.

This new switch provides a simple, cost effective method of continuous monitoring for protecting motors, generators, engines, pumps and fans, ensuring greater machine availability and increased output.

For more information contact R&C Instrumentation, 086 111 4217, info@randci.co.za, www.randci.co.za



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