Thursday, April 11, 2024

New Machine Condition Monitoring Edge DAQ System By ADLINK

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  • Provides support for remote real-time monitoring, analysis and control
  • Built-in web console allows configuration for managing machine condition monitoring operation

ADLINK Technology has launched a new machine condition monitoring (MCM) solution, the MCM-204 edge Data Acquisition System (DAQ) that offers a highly optimized MCM solution for mass deployment. Powered by the ARM Cortex-A9 processor, the MCM-204 is a standalone DAQ device needing a host computer and provides dual Ethernet ports for transmitting data back to the backend server and enable daisy-chain connection of multiple devices.

The MCM-204 offers flexible support for various data access options, thus providing worry-free remote management and firmware/algorithm update through the built-in web console. All these features make the MCM-204 ideally suited for remote real-time monitoring, analysis and control.

Offers wide equipment monitoring

ADLINK’s ultra-compact MCM-204 features a 24-bit high-resolution ADC and captures high-frequency signals at 128kS/s. All channels have a built-in IEPE 4mA excitation current source that eliminates the need for additional signal conditioning to trigger sensors to capture signals.

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The MCM-204 can also support digital tachometer, digital temperature sensor and voltage output load current sensor functions for acquiring rotating speed, temperature and load current of the machine, thus providing a wide range of options for equipment monitoring tasks. Furthermore, the commonly used vibration-related parameters, such as voltage, FFT and RMS, can be calculated by the MCM-204, which benefits edge computing to large scale infrastructure. Users can easily build a complete and powerful real-time monitoring system without spending efforts on programming development.

Interactive web UI

To enable a decentralised structure, the ADLINK MCM-204 offers an exclusive Custom Filtering Algorithm import mechanism that allows users to modify the filter or pre-processing algorithms in C/C++ and compile under Linux. The MCM-204 provides the ability to migrate domain-knowhow filtering algorithms to the edge in a secure manner. In addition, the MCM-204’s built-in web console allows convenient remote configuration for managing machine condition monitoring operations and eliminate the need for application-specific programming. Settings for relevant parameters and data types are presented in an intuitive web UI – making it quick and easy to set up a machine condition monitoring environment.

“Conventionally, in order to provide constant machine monitoring, a DAQ system consisting of an embedded host computer and DAQ card is deployed at remote machine sites. However, when remote machines are numerous and spread out geographically, the deployment of DAQ systems at each site becomes prohibitive,” said Tim Juan, Director of ADLINK’s IoT Solutions & Technology. “The MCM-204 standalone edge system can be easily integrated at field sites, and perform the task of filtering raw data without the need for a host computer, significantly reducing the required data bandwidth, and ultimately allowing manufacturers and machinery suppliers reduce TCO by up to 70% and improve their ROI.”


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