Echo® Wireless Vibration Monitoring System
A Simple, Affordable, EffectiveWireless Vibration Monitoring System
Why use valuable manpower to collect vibration data on healthy machines? Why settle for
measurements once a month when you can have them multiple times daily? Why have people venture into unsafe
areas to collect routine measurements? Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensors can safely “look” at the machine’s health
several times per day and provide immediate notification when warning or critical levels are reached. This frees up
technical experts, like certified vibration analysts, for higher value tasks such as fault analysis.
- Easily integrates with legacy vibration
and plant monitoring systems via Modbus®
- Eliminates expensive cable runs
- Transmits long distances
- Runs standalone or with junction box
- Stores data in ODBC format
- Requires no repeaters, gateways, or mesh
- Class 1, Division 2 Certified for use in hazardous areas!
The Echo® Wireless Vibration Monitoring System has been tested and found to perform particularly well in a number of different
types of plants including: power, steel, food processing, paper, chemical and automotive. The system has performed reliably and
provided accurate and useful data regarding machinery health.
The Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensor and the EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box make the set of overall vibration measurements,
listed below, that provide early warning of most common machine faults. In addition to these measurements, Echo® provides
accurate battery status. Using a user-programmable vibration threshold, Echo® can detect if the machine is not running and if not,
skip a measurement to conserve battery power.
The four primary measurements that the Echo® system transmits are:
- RMS Velocity - for “Balance-of-plant” faults such as imbalance, misalignment and flow problems
- RMS Acceleration - for higher frequency faults and high frequency energy (HFE) detection such as high speed gear mesh, broken rotor bars and loss of bearing lubrication
- True Peak Acceleration - for bearing, gear and impulsive faults, including looseness
- Crest Factor - for fault severity indication
The Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensor is a stand-alone, battery powered industrial vibration sensor. Echo® has an LED that provides
visual feedback on the status of the sensor, including: on, off, measuring, transmitting, or changing states. The sensor has an embedded
magnetic switch and can be activated or deactivated by holding a strong magnet next to the sensor. Upon activation, the sensor makes
and transmits a set of measurements.
Many applications ideally suited for wireless technology are located in classified hazardous environments, and they require specialized
certifications for electronic instrumentation. IMI now offers a version of the Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensor that is certified by CSA to
a Class I, Division 2 rating (Groups A, B, C, D). The new model CS670A01 can be used in hazardous applications, such as oil wellheads,
for remote wireless vibration monitoring on these machines.