Industrial Vibration Monitoring

Process 100x less data using analog edge processing for predictive and preventative maintenance 

defaultThe Aspinity RAMPTM chip delivers a more intelligent, lower-power, always-on edge processing strategy for handling the massive amounts of vibration data that are collected for accurate predictive maintenance and condition monitoring of:

  • Ball bearings
  • Motors
  • Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Valves
  • Other rotating machines

 Current vibration monitoring systems digitize and process 1000’s of FFT datapoints to see if a failure has occurred, but in fact, many types of faults can be detected using just 10’s of relevant datapoints (e.g. fault-frequency/energy pairs, RMS levels, etc.). The RAMP chip is able to extract those important datapoints directly from raw analog sensor data and continuously monitor for faults at near-zero power.  When the first sign of a failure is indicated, the RAMP chip wakes up the downstream digital system so additional actions can be taken, such as performing a detailed FFT for a more deeply informed decision or requesting that maintenance staff are sent to the field.

By intelligently monitoring the most important datapoints while they are still analog and waking the higher-power system only when failures are detected, the RAMP chip keeps the power-on and processing time of the digital system to a minimum, significantly extending the battery life of remote sensor nodes used for vibration monitoring. 

How Much Data Do You Need?

With an integrated RAMP chip – you decide how much data are transmitted for operator review. The RAMP can either:
 
  • Collect and send all extracted spectral peak information in order to follow trends and monitor industrial health.
      OR
 
  • Wake the system to transmit data only when the RAMP detects a condition fault.

Either way, integrating the RAMP chip reduces the amount of data used to detect faults by 100x or more. It also produces more usable, real-time data for operators from a smaller, more power-efficient array of sensor nodes.

Integration and Prototyping

For more details on using the RAMP chip for vibration monitoring and other industrial monitoring applications, please download our Industrial Monitoring Overview and contact us today for a demonstration.
 

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Contact us for more information and to discuss how RAMP can improve the power and data efficiency in your device