Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

A highly accurate picture of health

October 2015 Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Instrotech has launched Monitran’s MTN/5000-16, a robust and reliable microcontroller-based condition monitoring system, in the local market. The system contains up to 16 Monitran g-mac signal conditioning units and features a 7 cm TFT touchscreen with an easy to navigate menu that enables users to set data sampling periods, ranges and accuracy levels plus vibration threshold (alarm) levels; on a channel by channel basis or across all channels. In addition, the system has 20 digital I/O channels, enabling the MTN/5000-16 to be integrated with other systems.

Instrotech sales director Scott Hunter comments, “The MTN/5000-16 is a versatile system that can be used at the heart of a plant/machine protection set-up, or as the monitoring system within a condition-based predictive maintenance strategy.”

Each g-mac unit within the MTN/5000-16 can accept any standard two-wire accelerometer; but the data can be viewed and interpreted as acceleration or velocity. However, the g-macs can also be used with other transducer types and the MTN/5000-16’s software can, upon request, be written to display virtually any parameter (e.g. temperature, light, voltage and so on).

Systems are made to order and customers can specify how many channels they require (1 to 16), the condition to be monitored by each channel and what levels of control they wish to have over each channel. Customers can also specify what power source the system should utilise, and whether or not they want the system to do any direct switching for emergency shutdowns.

The MTN/5000-16 is initially available in a 350 x 250 x 200 mm cabinet, though other sizes may become available later in the year.


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