Monitoring in the industrial environment

Measurement technology networking of complex plants and machinery

Monitoring in the industrial environment - the valuable support of measurement technology

Measurement technology plays an essential role in monitoring processes and systems in the industrial environment. It makes it possible to obtain important information in real time and thus detect and rectify potential faults or bottlenecks at an early stage. By using various measuring devices such as sensors, cameras or pressure gauges, a wide range of parameters can be recorded and monitored, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, flow or vibrations. This makes monitoring a valuable tool for continuously improving efficiency and safety in industrial processes and minimizing downtime. Measurement technology therefore makes a decisive contribution to increasing productivity and quality in industrial companies and reducing costs.

Progressive digitalization in industry is based on the collection and analysis of a wide range of measurement data and operating parameters. Only when an extensive pool of data is available can modern Condition Monitoring or Predictive Maintenance systems must be established and used sensibly. This in turn is often necessary in order to remain competitive if the competition is already using such systems. In addition to the decentralized collection of measurement data, this data must be centralized, jointly analysed and made available for access from any location.

Application highlights of a monitoring system in the industry

  • Everything from a single source: from acquisition hardware and central measurement data management to complete software for visualizing and analysing processes
  • Universal and source-independent data acquisition
  • Intelligent processing and analysis of up to 10 million data records per second
  • Loss-free data compression and secure central archiving
  • Crosssystem user management
  • Centralised alarm management with multiple notification options
  • Location-independent visualization and control of processes

Practical example of monitoring in industry

Central control center for hydropower plants

A global manufacturer of hydropower plants uses the Expert Vibro vibration measuring device to monitor its turbines and generators. A hydropower plant typically consists of several units, each comprising five turbines. For fault analysis, a local measuring computer is available on site for each unit, which allows direct service access. The entire hydropower plant is monitored from a central control center, where the measurement data from all the units converge. The manufacturer uses the Delphin Data Center in combination with the ProfiSignal measurement technology software to collate, synchronize and evaluate all measurement data in the control center. Worldwide access is also possible for all authorized persons via a VPN router. The central alarm management of the Delphin Data Center ensures that pending alarms are reported immediately in the control center and forwarded by email or SMS if required. In addition, the Delphin Data Center initiates the long-term storage of relevant measurement data and the characteristic values calculated from it on a central NAS drive.

Typical areas of application
of monitoring in the industrial environment

  • "Industry 4.0 retrofit": measurement networking of heterogeneous machinery
  • Condition monitoring of complex systems and machines
  • Test stand automation and monitoring
  • Service life testing and long-term archiving
  • Metrological equipment for field test facilities
  • Road tests

Hardware and software for your measurement and testing solution

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Loggito
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ProfiSignal Go
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Expert Logger
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ProfiSignal Basic
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ProfiMessage D
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ProfiSignal Klicks
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Expert Vibro
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ProfiSignal 20 Go
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Expert Transient
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ProfiSignal 20 Basic
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ProfiMessage
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Delphin Data Center
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Expert Key
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LoggitoLab
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LogMessage 5000
Loggito

Flexible, scalable and expandable solution for seamless data acquisition and monitoring

The Loggito device is a compact data logger system designed for the acquisition and recording of measurement data. It has a variety of analog and digital inputs to connect different sensors and signals. The device records the data with high accuracy and stores it on an internal memory or external storage media such as SD cards.

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ProfiSignal Go

Data acquisition and analysis

With ProfiSignal Go you can display online data from the Message and Expert hardware in diagram form. Numerous analysis functions, such as zoom, cursor, movable axes, flags, ASCII export and calculation channels, enable fast display of measured values and post-processing.

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Expert Logger

Precisely record, autonomously store, automatically transmit and evaluate measured values.

The FPGA-based Expert Logger device is particularly powerful and enables the processing of up to 46 analog input channels, both at low and high sampling rates. Measured values can be recorded precisely, stored autonomously and transferred automatically via USB or LAN to the Internet or PC for evaluation.

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ProfiSignal Basic

Operating and monitoring

ProfiSignal Basic combines the functions of ProfiSignal Go with operating and monitoring elements of process visualisations, e.g. digital and analogue displays, switches, buttons and signal lamps. With Basic, you can create everything from simple visualisation diagrams to complex visualisation systems.

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ProfiMessage D

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

The ProfiMessage D device is a state-of-the-art data logger system that has been specially developed for industrial data acquisition and analysis. It offers a wide range of functions such as the recording and storage of measurement data, monitoring of process parameters and alarms in the event of deviations.

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ProfiSignal Klicks

Automate and control

ProfiSignal Klicks supplements ProfiSignal Basic with functions for process automation. Structural diagrams for mapping the process as well as a script language (completely operable with the mouse) enable even the non-informatician to create complex test stand and automation applications with automatic report generation.

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Expert Vibro

State-of-the-art processor technology and extreme precision for vibration measurement.

The Expert Vibro device is a powerful vibration analysis device that has been specially developed for monitoring and analyzing machine and system conditions. It enables vibration data to be recorded and evaluated in order to detect potential problems or signs of wear at an early stage.

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ProfiSignal 20 Go

Fast project planning and analysis of measurement data

With ProfiSignal 20 Go you can visualise your measurement data in just a few steps, both online and offline, in various diagram types, monitor, analyse, archive as a measurement file or export directly in the appropriate file format.

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Expert Transient

Intelligent data recorder for synchronous recording of transient and periodic events.

The Expert Transient device enables the recording and evaluation of transient signals over a certain period of time and provides important information for the optimization of processes and systems. The device is characterized by its high accuracy, fast sampling rate and simple operation.

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ProfiSignal 20 Basic

Visualisation and operation

With ProfiSignal 20 Basic you can create individual diagrams using a wide range of operating and monitoring elements. Both continuous processes (e.g. production data acquisition) and discontinuous measurement tasks (e.g. test measurements) can be visualised, operated and monitored without any programming effort. You can create the operating and monitoring diagrams by assembling and configuring the prefabricated elements.

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ProfiMessage

Modular system for use as a measuring, control and monitoring device.

The ProfiMessage devices are a modular, expandable and easy-to-use system for measurement data acquisition, monitoring and automation of machines, systems or test benches. ProfiMessage can be used wherever measured values need to be recorded quickly, precisely and electrically isolated, as well as intelligently pre-processed or monitored.

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Delphin Data Center

Central measurement data management

The Delphin Data Center is the solution used for the worldwide measurement networking and control of plants, machines and test stands.

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Expert Key

PC-supported data acquisition and test stand

The Expert Key device is a measuring and control device that can be used in various applications. It enables the acquisition and evaluation of measurement data as well as the control of processes. The device has various interfaces and can be connected to a wide range of sensors and actuators. It is often used in automation technology, mechanical engineering and research.

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LoggitoLab

Compact and flexible measurement data laboratory with precision measurement technology.

The LoggitoLab device is ideal for use in laboratory environments, research projects, quality control and other applications where precise data acquisition and analysis is required. It offers a reliable and user-friendly solution for monitoring and recording measurement data.

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LogMessage 5000

Test stand for measurements with potential using an internal data memory.

The LogMessage device is a powerful data logger system designed for the reliable acquisition and recording of measurement data. It offers a variety of analog and digital inputs to connect different sensors and signals. The device records the data with high accuracy and saves it to an internal memory or external storage media.

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