1. Vibration Sensors
Vibration sensors are at the top of our list for motor failure detection. We are actively working on ways to listen to micro-vibrations in motor movement to determine the characteristics of motors under normal operation. Keep in mind, when motors start and stop, these kinds of vibrations are often violent, but still within normal operation. Detecting unusual vibrations that are not characteristic of usual operation often requires the assistance of cloud-based computers. Our objective is to provide the raw data so that unusual vibrations can be detected. Getting the right balance of meaningful data and low-power is important. Our V2 Mems vibration sensor is fine tuned to handle a wide range of vibration applications with a long battery life and the ability to deliver time series data. Using this sensor to monitor unusual motor vibration can indicate bearing failure, load imbalances, motor stalls, and motor free-wheeling. Wireless vibration sensors are a critical component to any motor health monitoring strategy.