Vibration Monitoring Equipment Catalog
Reliable, highly sensitive vibration monitoring is essential across numerous industries. A quality control system that utilizes vibration monitoring can ensure that industrial equipment is securely mounted and running efficiently. This vibration-based process monitoring is especially critical for operations that put a great deal of wear and tear on their high-value equipment, such as pumps and compressors that run around the clock.
If your operation relies on pumps, compressors, fans, turbines, or motors, a robust, responsive, end-to-end vibration monitoring solution from Metrix can save downtime, improve operational efficiency, and protect your most valuable equipment, while providing early warning of any impending failure.
A high-quality vibration monitoring system supports your day-to-day operations in a variety of ways:
- Monitors the operation of rotating and reciprocating machinery.
- Detects wear and tear before larger issues occur, reducing downtime and protecting machinery.
- Collects detailed condition monitoring data allowing you to improve the scheduling of maintenance cycles.
- Protects your equipment and employees by noticing emerging issues before they lead to catastrophic failures.
- Ensures your equipment and processes are running within specification
Metrix Vibration has been providing our partners with innovative vibration monitoring equipment using accurate and reliable sensors for over half a century. Some of the products we work with include seismic vibration sensor systems, proximity vibration monitoring solutions, and industrial components like vibration switches and high-temperature velocity sensors for use in high-end custom applications.
Browse our vibration monitoring equipment online today:
Metrix has revolutionized the industry with our Digital Proximity System (DPS). A user is able to support a multitude of cable lengths, target materials and older probe systems with just a single device. Our Digital Proximity System combines the performance of a fully API 670 compliant eddy-current proximity measurement system with the flexibility of digital configurability. DPS saves our customers time and money.
Seismic vibration detection systems are often used by process industries, oil & gas, power generation, water and wastewater, construction, civil and mechanical engineering, and scientific research communities. Seismic vibration instrumentation measures casing vibration on bearing housings, machinery housings, and machine support structures, including piping. They are particularly suitable for machinery with rolling-element bearings and reciprocating compressors. These types of bearings will generally transmit both rotor and bearing-related vibration to the outside of the machine, where seismic measurements can detect it.
Why Metrix Vibration is the Premier Supplier of Seismic Vibration Products
We provide seismic sensors and transmitters that are easy to use and can help detect issues before they cause any significant problems for machines like fans, motors, pumps, cooling towers, gas compressors, and other machinery with rotating and reciprocating components. We set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing systems that make it easy to monitor and identify any potential issues.
We have various products available to help recognize machinery degradation and ensure your machines are running as they should. We offer top-of-the-line, affordable seismic vibration sensors that you can trust.
Industries We Serve
Our vibration products are used across many different industries. These industries include oil & gas, manufacturing plants, chemical plants, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and power generation plants, among many others.
A vibration switch is a special type of electronic switch that is triggered on or off when a certain pre-defined level of vibration has been measured. Such switches can be configured into simple alarms to alert you when a machine has gone out of tolerance or used as elements to shut down a machine in more complex custom monitoring and automation systems.
At Metrix Vibration, we offer top-of-the-line electronic and mechanical vibration switches for overall vibration monitoring and trending without the need for complex systems. We aim to be your preferred vibration switch manufacturer and supplier for any industry, and our goal is always to keep you and your business safe and productive. We offer models with Hazardous Area Ratings and explosion-proof housings to ensure your production lines stay safe. Our state-of-the-art electronic switches are configurable to suit user needs.
We carry a wide array of products, including electronic vibration switches, mechanical vibration switches, and vibration switch accessories.
What are Vibration Switches?
Vibration switches are safety features used in heavy machinery. They help protect the system if the machine is vibrating abnormally. Similar to a failsafe override, vibration switches are meant to protect the machine if the vibration amplitude goes beyond set limits. This prevents the machine from failing or causing injuries.
The Hardy Shaker ensures that the Seismic Sensors and Transmitters that you have installed are working properly and giving you the results you need. Just like the pressure and flow instruments in your facility need calibration checks every year, so do your Seismic Sensors and Transmitters. This system puts the calibration check of those Seismic Sensors and Transmitters within your control, and within your budget. A cost effective maintenance strategy is a predictive and proactive strategy, versus a preventative maintenance or run-to-failure strategy. The entire premise of a predictive and proactive maintenance program is based on the reliability and integrity of the transducers providing the information in a timely way. If the Seismic transducers are not working properly, you will not receive the value you are expecting in order to produce the return on investment that you have already made. The Hardy Shaker is a necessary tool to ensure your proactive maintenance strategy is effective. The Hardy Shaker comes in two models - HI-903 and HI-913.
Portable vibration equipment allows you to quickly check the overall vibration of a machine whenever you want to, or to check the condition of a sensor or transmitter with one of our shakers. Overall vibration or technically direct amplitude is a measure of the severity of the vibration. Many people and many standards organizations attribute increasing vibration levels to machine degradation or other machines problems like unbalance or misalignment. At Metrix we teach that changing vibration levels from a normal condition is what should be concerning. Vibration levels going up or down significantly from normal should cause concern, not just increasing vibration levels. Having confidence in your portable data collection equipment and any permanently installed vibration monitoring equipment is paramount to an effective condition monitoring program. The portable vibration meters below, as well as the shakers, are integral to an effective predictive and or proactive maintenance program.
Whether you need a local display, alarm and shutdown capability, data recording, and the ability to communicate using Modbus over Ethernet TCP/IP; or you need to trend waveform and transient data to provide a predictive look at your machine’s condition, Metrix has a solution to meet your machinery monitoring requirements.
SIL (Safety Integrity Level) is a method or measurement unit to determine the reliability of electrical, electronic and programmable systems. Our products were thoroughly evaluated by a third party agency on the basis of IEC61508 Functional Safety standards to obtain the SIL certifications.
The assessments cover the areas of systematic capability, hardware safety integrity and random safety integrity. Achieving SIL certification signifies that the product has been thoroughly assessed and is a reliable electronic device ready to use across a wide range of industries.
These products are no longer in production but have been replaced by new and updated products.
- 5510C Signal Conditioners - Replaced by 5580 Signal Conditioner
- 5516C Signal Conditioners - Replaced by 5580 Signal Conditioner
- MX3300 Probes & Cables - Replaced by MX8030 Probes and MX8031 Cables
- MX3309 Probes & Cables - Replaced by MX8030 Probes and MX8031 Cables
- TXR 5521 RPM Transmitter - Discontinued on December 31, 2017 - Replaced by MX2034 DPS Transmitter
- TXR Transmitter - Discontinued on December 31, 2017 - Replaced by MX2034 DPS Transmitter
- TXA Transmitter - Discontinued on December 31, 2017 - Replaced by MX2034 DPS Transmitter
- HI-803 Hardy Shaker- Will be discontinued December 31, 2018 - Replaced by HI-903 Hardy Shaker
- HI-813 Hardy Shaker - Replaced by HI-913 Hardy Shaker
- 5533 Probe Driver - Replaced by MX2033 DPS Driver
- SH2000 Pocket-Sized Vibration Meter - Replaced by VM2800 & VM3800 Vibra-Check meters.