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Compact triaxial vibration monitoring

Vibration-monitoring sensor

Hansford Sensors have introduced the lightweight yet robust HS-173 triaxial vibration-monitoring sensor

HANSFORD Sensors, designers, developers and manufacturers of high-performance industrial accelerometers, have launched a compact and lightweight yet robust and reliable 100m/Vg triaxial vibration sensor – the HS-173.

The new accelerometer is a side-entry device, can be used in both on- and off-line applications, and has been introduced to allow OEMs, vibration analysts and end-users to measure vibration in three axes simultaneously, making it suitable for use across a range of industries, including mining and quarrying.

With an operating sensitivity of 100mV/g and a transverse sensitivity of less than 5%, the HS-173 is one of the most compact triaxial accelerometers on the market and helps reduce measurement time due to the simultaneous reading of three axes.

This, combined with its frequency response of 6Hz to 6kHz, makes it suitable for monitoring vibration in a variety of machines, from fans, motors, pumps, compressors and gearboxes, to conveyors, process equipment and spindles on machine tools.

Weighing just 250g and protected by a stainless steel casing that is sealed to IP67, the HS-173 is capable of operating at temperatures ranging from –55 to +140ºC. Installation is quick and simple, via a standard M12 connector, either temporarily for off-line data monitoring with a hand-held data collector, or online as part of an integrated condition-monitoring system.

The HS-173 forms part of Hansford Sensors’ extensive range of industrial accelerometers, which includes 4–20mA, AC and AC/velocity sensors, vibration modules, enclosures, switch boxes, and cables and connectors.

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