Vibration analyser

enables faster data collection and analysis

  • Vibration analyser
    Vibration analyser

Emerson Process Management has introduced the CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer, the next generation of its portable tool for analysing machinery vibration to detect potential problems before they lead to unplanned downtime.

The analyser builds on the capabilities of the CSI 2130 to provide four-channel simultaneous data collection functionality, wireless and Bluetooth communication, and a full-colour touchscreen. The CSI 2140 also delivers the fastest route collection capability on the market, enabling workers to spend more time on higher-value tasks.

The analyser’s new ergonomic shape and lighter weight make data-collection routes easier on users. Data collection is over 50 per cent faster than with other analysers, minimising the time spent in uncomfortable or dangerous environments and allowing technicians to complete the collection more quickly. The screen is easy to read in both direct sunlight and dark areas, and auto-adjusts based on ambient lighting.

Because over 50 per cent of mechanical issues are caused by bearing wear, effective monitoring of bearing health is a key component of a reliability programme. With four-channel data collection, users can collect vertical, horizontal, and axial readings on a bearing at the same time. Using this data and the company's PeakVue technology, reliability technicians can detect compromised bearing performance earlier than with any other measurement technique. In addition, advanced diagnostics embedded in the CSI 2140 help users drive to the root cause of mechanical issues.

Most vibration programs require a cabled connection to the plant asset database in order to upload data for analysis. The CSI 2140 can send collected data wirelessly from the field to the office. Technicians can then continue on their route – or start another route – without a return trip to the maintenance shop. The data is also available for analysis by specialists at corporate headquarters or other locations.

Additional CSI 2140 capabilities enable users to perform single, dual, or four-channel vibration analysis, cross-channel analysis, transient analysis, structural analysis, AC electric motor monitoring, and 4-plane dynamic balancing – providing a complete, easy-to-use tool for fast, accurate assessment of rotating machinery health.