Embedded condition monitoring fro industrial applications

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Artesis is launching the MCM System on a Card (SoC) for the OEM sector, bringing a highly efficient and easy-to-use tool suite that allows the fast and complete integration of Artesis's advanced condition monitoring technology into a variety of industrial control and monitoring systems.

Artesis provides a range of intelligent condition-monitoring units to detect changes in the condition of electric motor-driven equipment as well as generators and alternators, and to provide automated fault diagnosis. The Artesis intelligent monitor systems Motor Condition Monitor (MCM) and Plant Condition Monitor (PCM) both use an advanced technique known as model-based fault detection to allow fully automated setup and analysis. This enables the system to operate effectively with minimum user intervention, even when applied to equipment with varying speed and load conditions.

OEM companies can use the new MCMSoC to integrate this advanced technology into a range of devices and systems and to add the MCM capabilities to control or monitor systems.

Andy Bates, director at Artesis, says: "The MCM predictive maintenance system is fast becoming an open, standards-based solution of choice for a wide range of applications in many industries. Developing MCMSoC allows OEMs to embed a market-leading condition-monitoring toolset that delivers much more than other systems on the market. The OEM sector is a significant market for us, and we can now enable companies to implement our technology in their products."

Easy installation

Installation of MCMSoC is straightforward with only one connection necessary to the motor or generator supply cables and no requirement for any specialist sensors on the equipment itself. MCMSoC has the added benefit of being suitable for a wide range of applications and devices including motor protection relays, current and circuit analysers, test equipment, event recorders, contactors, inverters, soft starters and condition monitoring systems.

MCMSoC provides the functionality of MCM in a single 40-pin PCB measuring 40mm x 50mm. It requires only six analogue inputs representing three-phase currents and voltages, and communicates using a high speed I/O port. A custom development package is also available to allow in-circuit emulation.

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