VIBRATION SENSORS FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE
Industrial accelerometers, 4-20mA transmitters and loop powered vibration sensors and systems for use in pumps, fans, gearboxes and motors in food and beverage production and process systems.
VIBRATION MONITORING FOR FOOD & DRINK PRODUCTION
The food and drink processing sector uses a broad range of equipment in its production processes including mixers, centrifuges, pumps, motors, air compressors, ovens, fans and conveyors. In each case, equipment has to be maintained in optimum condition, requiring a proactive approach to maintenance and condition monitoring.
Vibration monitoring plays a key role, helping maintenance and plant engineers with early identification of component wear in bearings, rotating shafts, conveyors and other line equipment.
At Hansford Sensors we manufacture a full range of vibration sensors to help your business meet the challenges of monitoring and maintaining a wide range of machines used in all types of food and drink production systems.
Selecting the best accelerometer or vibration sensor for food and drink processing,
packaging and production machines depends on a number of factors. These include:
- Availability of the plant
- Cost of breakdown
- Criticality of the machine/impact on the production process
- Access to machine, guarding, health and safety implications
- Environmental factors
We can provide solutions for both online and offline monitoring, with all our industrial accelerometers being designed for use in the toughest environments, including hazardous areas.
INDUSTRIAL ACCELEROMETERS & SYSTEMS FOR FOOD & DRINK PROCESSING
For many applications our standard 100mV/g AC sensors (HS-100 Series) or 4-20mA accelerometers or vibration transmitters set at 25mm/sec (HS-420 Series) will provide the correct parameters for monitoring machine systems. Typically, our 100mV/g AC sensors will be used on-line in conjunction with a monitoring system for main bearings, as an indication of the health of machinery, to give continuous protection and provide data for full frequency analysis.
Accelerometers can also be used off-line, with signals being hard wired to switch or connection boxes in safe areas where data readings can be taken at intervals using a portable data collector.
For equipment where changes in vibration can safely be monitored over a period of time, for example misalignment, our 4-20mA vibration transmitters provide a cost-effective solution. These can easily be interfaced with PLC, SCADA and BMS systems, or similar 4-20mA input modules.
For low speed applications, for example conveyors in bottling plants or canning factories, our HS-100 AC sensors with a higher sensitivity (500mV/g) or HS-100F low frequency offer an ideal choice.
Typical solutions include:
- HS-100 Series general purpose 100mV/g AC vibration sensors
- HS-420 4-20mA vibration transmitters for remote data monitoring
- HS-100F low frequency sensor for slow rotating machinery