V I B R A T I O N & S O U N D Services & Sales Pte Ltd
Services & Sales Pte Ltd
specialist in machinery vibration products, services & training since 1979
40 Years of Expertise in Solving Machinery Vibration Problems
Evaluation of the mounting location of each sensor must be based on the specific machine and vibration source to be monitored. The mounting configuration depends primarily upon dynamic measurement requirements, such as frequency and amplitude range. The closer the contact between sensor and machine, the better the ability to couple and measure high frequency signals.
Mounting options :-
1) Permanent mounting: threaded stud, cementing pad
Threaded stud mounting allows the widest dynamic measurement range and is recommended for permanent monitoring systems, high frequency testing and harsh environments.
Cementing pads approach the high frequency capabilities of stud mounts when used properly, without the need for drilling into the structure. Adhesive selection is critical for long-term reliability.
If the machine cannot be drilled, adhesive mounting can be used, although this method will usually damage the accelerometer if removal is required. An adhesive mounting pad is the best alternative to stud mounting.
3) Magnets and probe tips
Magnetic mounts and probe tips can be used for walkaround monitoring programs. The frequency range of using either mounting method is dramatically reduced when compared to stud or adhesive mounts.
Magnetic mounts are available with flat surfaces for flat locations or two-pole configurations for curved surfaces. Probe tips should be made of steel and be no longer than six inches.
Range of accessories available for mounting :-