Raytek has launched its new Equipment Monitoring System (EMS), a non-contact temperature measurement system that enables round the clock condition monitoring of actively powered components or operating machinery.
Detecting temperature rises or spikes on the surface of equipment, the Raytek multiple head solution acts as an early warning device for critical assets, including switchgear and electrical cabinets, electrical motors, pumps, furnace controls and heating elements.
It gives operators notice of thermal issues as they occur, as well as recording data for trend analysis. Early detection of heat related faults and failures, along with maintenance performed as needed, results in reduced maintenance costs, less waste from down-time and higher safety. Temperatures are displayed on the system’s LCD control module and/or remotely through the PC-based, Windows 7-compatible DataTemp Multidrop software.
The plug and play EMS consists of a control box with circuit breaker, power supply and controller, a connection box with a cable, and sensors with adjustable mounting brackets. It utilises the technology of the Raytek MI3 sensors with up to eight sensor heads that can be connected to an MI3 electronics box. The compact system fits in hard to reach or enclosed locations and monitors temperature ranges of -40°C to 600°C. The control box and sensors are IP65 rated.
The solution allows temperatures to be read from a safe location without additional equipment or special training. Users can manually program audible alarm settings through the integrated pushbutton panel on the control module or easily communicate remotely via the RS485 serial interface and DataTemp software.
This software enables the simultaneous viewing of multiple points and can be set to monitor up to 32 EMS systems, providing the ability to see the temperature of, and set early warning alarms on, a total of 256 individual monitor points.
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