Vibrocontrol Machine monitoring

Vibration levels in machinery which is critical to the operation of the plant have to be continuously monitored. The plant operator must have adequate warning of increasing levels so that maintenance or repair can be planned. The simplest protection is either a 4-20mA or relay signal to the control system. Where vibration increases to extreme levels which require machine or plant shutdown, this can be initiated either locally at the vibration monitor or via the control system.

The measuring equipment which is to be entrusted with this task has to be of the highest integrity. The Brüel & Kjær Vibro Vibrocontrol range of products includes economical single channel instruments through to plant wide API rated condition monitoring systems.

Vibrocontrol 1800 Series
Features of each VIBROCONTROL 1800 series vibration monitoring module include:
  • Overall vibration measurement according to ISO10816 (or Shaft vibration according to API670)
  • Time waveform recording and data storage
  • 4 configurable outputs, either as 4-20mA, or as alarm limit relays
  • Up to 24 additional relay outputs via VC-1801 modules
  • OK - monitoring of supply voltage, microprocessor and vibration sensor with relay output
  • Cost-saving installation, either on DIN rail or in optional housing
  • Connection to either:
    • Standard CCS current driven accelerometers (Vibrocontrol 1850)
    • Velocity transducers (Vibrocontrol 1860)
    • Displacement transducers(Vibrocontrol 1870)
  • RS232 serial interface, and
  • RS485 serial interface with multidrop for connection of multiple devices including Vibrocontrol 950 and 960
  • Network connection via  Vibrocontrol 1803 etherbridge module or Vibrocontrol 1804 etherbridge module with local storage
  • Live output of measured value and limit violation is available via serial interfaces or network
  • Setup / configuration by direct USB connection or network to Laptop/PC
  • Download, visualisation and analysis of machine vibration data from local or remote PC
Data Sheet [pdf]

Instruction Manual - 1850 - 1860 1870 Series

Compact Analyzer v2.34.10.0  
Vibrocontrol 950/960
Features of VIBROCONTROL 950 and Vibrocontrol 960 Bearing/Housing vibration monitoring units include:
  • Overall vibration measurement according to ISO10816 with live digital display
  • 4-20mA output for overall vibration level
  • Two alarm limit relays for vibration warning and danger levels with limit violation display
  • OK - monitoring of supply voltage, microprocessor and vibration sensor with relay output
  • Cost-saving installation, either on DIN rail or in optional housing
  • Connection to either:
    • Standard CCS current driven accelerometers (Vibrocontrol 950)
    • Velocity transducers (Vibrocontrol 960)
  • RS232 serial interface, and
  • RS485 serial interface with multidrop for connection of multiple devices
  • Live output of measured value and limit violation is available via serial interfaces
  • USB to serial convertor and software for connection to PC / lap-top are included in the scope of delivery.
  • Setup / configuration by connection of Laptop/PC
Vibrocontrol 950 and Vibrocontrol 960 are the (almost) direct replacements for Vibrocontrol 920. BVE can support the transition from VC-920 to VC-950 and VC-960. A document showing the differences is available here.

Data Sheet [pdf]

Instruction Manual  
Vibrocontrol 920 (No longer available)
Unfortunately, VC-920 is no longer available at all.

BVE offers to assist in the transition to the correct replacement, in most cases Vibrocontrol 950 or Vibrocontrol 960.

The differences between VC-920 and VC-950 /VC-960 are detailed in the linked Installation comparison VC920 versus VC950/VC960.

Supplying us with a photo that shows the terminal connections, and/or a wiring connection drawing will allow us to select the correct replacement.

On behalf of the manufacturer we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 
Vibrocontrol 6000 Compact Monitor
Uninterrupted and safe production and high machine up-time require a permanently installed monitoring strategy. VIBROCONTROL 6000® Compact monitor belongs to a new, revolutionary generation of measuring and diagnosis devices that adapt easily to customer requirements for machine safety and up-time, thanks to a flexible hardware and software concept.                                                                                                                                                                              There are over 200 powerful and price-optimized standard monitoring solution packages available for this instrument.
   
The VC-6000®  Compact monitor can also easily adapt to your monitoring needs – please contact us to find out more about the ideal parameter configuration for your machinery!
   
Overview of your VIBROCONTROL 6000® Compact monitor benefits:
  • Provides online condition monitoring and safety capability
  • More than 200 standard machine monitoring applications are available
  • Customer-tailored monitoring solutions can easily be realised
  • Serves as stand-alone instrument or as part of plant-wide safety system with a PC interface
  • It can be mounted in a cabinet rack in the instrument room or field installed near the machine in an external protective housing
Data Sheet [pdf]

Instruction Manual
Vibrocontrol 1500
Vibrocontrol VC-1500 is a powerful low-priced solution for 2 channel measurement and monitoring of
  • Casing vibration
  • Rolling-element bearing condition
  • Temperature
Either 1 or 2 bearings of your machine can be monitored simultaneously. A wide range of standard current driven accelerometers can be connected, including AS-063, AS-063. Temperature can be measured either with a seperate PT100 RTD, or from the integrated sensor provided with the sensor AS-062/T1.
   
Vibration monitoring Measurement of casing vibration is in accordance with the ISO Standard 10816. The two actual measured values are shown in the display, as well as their percentage values with respect to the set limit setpoint. A violation of the preset limit values is signalled visually (LED) as well as through the built-in relays for Alert and Danger alarms.
   
Rolling-element bearing condition monitoring For acquiring the rolling-element bearing condition, a DFT of the sensor signal in the range 500 to 5000 cycles per second is performed, and the sum of the largest RMS value of vibration acceleration is formed. A comparison with the measured value of the measured value of the bearing (in as new condition), the "Bearing Condition Value" is displayed.
   
Trend measurement provide you with an overview of the  measurement trend, the VC-1500 has a trend measurement function for the casing vibration, rolling-element bearing condition and temperature. The display is provided right at the instrument over a selectable period between 10 days and 10 months.


Data Sheet [pdf]

Instruction Manual

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