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Vibration meter kit can now also measure temperature

Posted: Monday 26th April 2010

The recently launched HS-620 Vibration Monitoring Kit from Hansford Sensors Ltd., now has an additional model in the range. The new HS-630 has all the facilities of the previous model but now also offers a fast and reliable way to measure spot temperature.

The new HS-630 Vibration/Temperature Monitoring Kit contains a compact, portable digital vibration meter operating with a hand-held probe, together with a non-contact temperature measuring sensor aided by a laser locator beam. It is designed for maintenance technicians to use to monitor vibration levels and spot temperature on important plant and machinery, helping to find potential problems and so avoid future plant failure.

The new kit will prove invaluable to engineers in monitoring the trend of vibration and temperature on motors, pumps, gearboxes, fans and all rotating machinery. Ideal as an entry-level unit, the meter's portability means that measurements can be taken in-situ in remote parts of the factory.

Conforming to the ISO 10816-3 Machine Vibration Standard, the unit can measure bearing condition and levels of velocity, acceleration and displacement, covering any of the four ISO machine group options ranging from large 300 KW machines (Group 1) down to simple pumps rated at 15 KW (Group 4). It has a 'HOLD' facility where the display will indicate the alarm status shown as 'OK', 'Vibration Alert' or 'Danger'.

The vibration meter is powered by an internal rechargeable battery which can operate for 48 hours continuously. Battery condition is displayed as an icon. The unit comes complete with both a mains powered and an in-car battery charger.

The HS-630 kit which is available ex-stock, includes the vibration/temperature meter, the hand-held probe, a magnetic mount, mains and in-car chargers, an instruction manual, all contained within a protective carrying case.

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