Vigilant

A turn-key condition monitoring solution combining the versatility of ultrasound, the analytics of vibration, standard communication protocols and an embedded trending and analysis software.

Configure Vigilant to any Critical Asset

Vigilant is a flexible data collection pod. Input any combo of eight ultrasound and vibration sensors and receive continuous feedback from your assets.

4 channels for Temperature, Tach and Pressure create an all-in-one solution for critical and guarded assets.

Vigilant Highlights:

  • 8 channels (Ultrasound or Vibration)
  • 4 channels (Temp/Tach/Process)
  • Embedded data management software
  • Trends/Spectrum/Waveform/Waterfall
  • Open communications protocol
  • Static and Dynamic data

Designed for CONMONSense

Vigilant accepts data from commonly available sensors including the CONMONSense Sensors from SDT, designed to provide repeatability in any industrial environment.

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Embedded Data Management Software

View the status of any asset from the security and convenience of your favorite web browser.

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Configuration

Vigilant includes a web interface to configure all the system options and monitoring features available on the units.

Alarm Log

From any of the desktops the users have access to the “Alarm Log” that shows all the events or anomalies detected in the monitored machine in real-time.

Widgets

Widgets for static trends, dynamic time waveform plots, as well as spectral analysis.

Layouts

Size, position, and arrange widgets to create custom desktop layouts.

Dashboard

The Dashboard visualizes the real time measurements performed by the Vigilant. It also shows the historical data stored in the unit.

Applications

  • Early detection of rolling element bearing faults (especially in slow speed applications);
  • Status of couplings on critical assets in limited access locations;
  • Monitor guarded assets such as robotics or CNC machine centres;
  • Lubrication status of roller bearings;
  • Valves deemed critical to a process;
  • Detection of partial discharge in electrical assets such as MCC panels and switchgear cabinets;
  • Detection of friction or impacting in linear motion applications;
  • Detection of turbulence produced by cavitation in pumps and valves;
  • Detection of hydro-cyclones used in mining processes.
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Vigilant Permanent

  • 8 high-speed (Dynamic) multipurpose analog inputs;
  • 4 channels (Temp/Tach/Process);
  • ICP power source available on all dynamic inputs;
  • Ethernet TCP/IP communications;
  • Powered at +24 Vdc.

Vigilant Mobility

  • Same function as Vigilant Permanent;
  • Packaged in rugged, custom waterproof case;
  • Designed to travel to off-site assets;
  • Install on assets in alarm to closely monitor until planned shutdown.
General
Function Multi-channel acquisition system
Main dynamic inputs 8 channels (ultrasound & vibration)
Auxiliary static inputs 4 channels (static & tachometers)
USB port 1 Host, used as power supply only
Status indicators 13x RGB LED
Power supply 20-26 Vdc, 24 Vdc nominal (220 V AC with the mobility case)
Power consumption <12W
System features
Operating system Integrated local webserver application
CPU ARM Cortex™-A9 Quad Core (NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3)
Storage capacity 4 GB, Micro-SD card, format ext3
Network interface Ethernet 10/100
Communication MODBUS TCP/IP (client and/or server) & OPC UA (option)
Mechanical features
Mounting Standard 35 mm DIN rail
Sensor interface 3-pole pluggable terminal block provided with the unit
Size Lxlxh: 162x95x27 mm / ~6.38×3.74×1.06 in
Weight 0.55 kg / 19.4 oz
Operating temperature range -30 to +44.5 °C / -22 to 111.2 °F, non-condensing
Humidity 95% RH
Signal acquisition: Main inputs
Sampling rate Up to 51 200 Hz
DC range ± 24 V
AC range 24 Vpp
IEPE Sensors drive current 5.5 mA @20V
ADC resolution 16 bits
Input configuration mode Dynamic, Static, Digital, Pulse train
Harmonic distortion -70 dB
Accuracy 1 %
Dynamic range 110 dB
Gain 0 to 42, range of +6
Points type Dynamic (preferred), Static, Tachometer
Signal acquisition: Auxiliary inputs
Sampling rate Up to 200 Hz
DC range ± 24 V
ADC resolution 16 bits
Power output +24 V
Input configuration mode Static, Digital, Pulse Train (A1 and A2 only)
Accuracy 1 %
Gain 0 to 30, range of +6
Points type Static, Tachometer (A1 and A2 only)
Signal processing
Spectral lines Up to 12 800 lines
Time waveform samples 128 up to 262 016 samples
Windows type Hann, Hamming, Blackman, Rectangular
Processing modes Waveform, Spectrum & Waveform, Demodulation, Long Waveform, Order Tracking
Available filters Butterworth, Bessel, Chebyshev
Other
Warranty 24 months
For an easy configuration check the SDT CONMONSense Configuration Interface

CONMONSense RSV (0-10V Sensor) FAQ

Note that the sensor does need an external 24VDC supply capable to deliver at least 40 mA.

CONMONSense wiring:

1 = 24VDC Power supply (+)
2 = Voltage output (Vout)
3 = 0V (-)
4 = Communication line (should be left floating if not used)

If your system has a dedicated 0-10V analog voltage input, here is a possible wiring:

Note that this wiring is only used as an example, you should refer to your system technical document to ensure a correct wiring with your installation.

Static mode:

Equation for each amplification:


Example: an output voltage of 5 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (5 / 25) = 0.2 [V] or 200 [mV] or 106 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 5 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (5 / 100) = 0.05 [V] or 50 [mV] or 94 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 5 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (5 / 400) = 0.0125 [V] or 12.5 [mV] or 82 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 5 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (5 / 1575) = 0.0032 [V] or 3.2 [mV] or 70 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 5 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (5 / 6275) = 0.0008 [V] or 0.8 [mV] or 58 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 5 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (5 / 25000) = 0.0002 [V] or 0.2 [mV] or 46 [dB]µV

Dynamic mode:


Equation for each amplification:


Example: a dynamic output voltage of 1 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (1 / 1.2) = 0.833 [V] or 833 [mV] or 118.3 [dB]µV


Example: a dynamic output voltage of 1 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (1 / 4.8) = 0.208 [V] or 208 [mV] or 106.3 [dB]µV


Example: a dynamic output voltage of 1 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (1 / 19.2) = 0.0521 [V] or 52.1 [mV] or 94.3 [dB]µV


Example: a dynamic output voltage of 1 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (1 / 75.6) = 0.0132 [V] or 13.2 [mV] or 82.3 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 1 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (1 / 301.2) = 0.0033 [V] or 3.3 [mV] or 70.3 [dB]µV


Example: an output voltage of 1 [V] will result in a sensor output voltage of (1 / 1200) = 0.00083 [V] or 0.83 [mV] or 58.3 [dB]µV

Note that the dynamic mode is an alternative output (AC) with a bias voltage (DC) of 3 [V]. A dynamic output of 1 V means 3 V DC + 1 V AC

In order to modify the internal amplification of the sensors or to switch from static to dynamic mode, a communication needs to be established between the PLC and the sensor.

Using a digital output

If your PLC has a digital output module you can connect one output to the sensor communication line using this kind of schematic:

Then simply generate pulses according to the CONMONSense datasheet in order to modify the amplification or the mode.

Using a serial communication

It is also possible to communicate using a serial communication with the following specification:

• Protocol: UART
• Baudrate: 9600 bps
• Data bits: 8
• Parity: Even
• Stop bit: 1

CONMONSense sensors are using a proprietary protocol described in the datasheet.

The best way to implement an amplification control is by following these simple rules:

Static mode

  • If the output voltage (DC) is higher than 5 [V] decrease the amplification by one step (12 [dB])
  • If the output voltage (DC) is lower than 1 [V] increase the amplification by one step (12 [dB])

Dynamic mode

  • If the signal peak is higher than 4.5 [V] (or 1.5 [V] if bias voltage is removed) decrease the amplification by one step (12 [dB])
  • If the signal peak is lower than 3.5 [V] (or 0.5 [V] if bias voltage is removed) increase the amplification by one step (12 [dB])

Note that the dynamic mode is an alternative output (AC) with a bias voltage (DC) of 3 [V].