Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

Metrix Vibration Monitoring System Founded in 1965 by Peter J. Sundt, Metrix traces its roots to seismic measurement technology. Initially focused on geophysical exploration, this technology also found abundant applications for vibration measurements on industrial machines. As a result, machinery condition monitoring emerged as our sole focus and has remained so for 55 years.

About The Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

Metrix pioneered the concept of simple, affordable machinery protection with our mechanical vibration switch offerings, revolutionary 4-20mA vibration transmitters, robust high-temperature velocity sensors, and innovative impact transmitter technology for reciprocating machinery.

In 1998 we acquired PMC/ BETA, the world’s leading provider of electronic vibration switches. In 2007 we acquired the vibration monitoring division of  Hardy Instruments and their industry-leading portable vibration calibrators.   Metrix has been ISO-9001 certified for more than 20 years, which ensures that we never lose sight of quality and continuous improvement of our manufacturing processes. We stand behind our product quality with a full 36-month warranty. Metrix operates as a unit of Roper Technologies, Inc. a  diversified technology company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices.

The Products of Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

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 state-of-the-art vibration monitoring equipment using the most sensitive and reliable sensors available 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.

Proximity Vibration Monitoring Equipment

A proximity sensor measures the relative distance between the probe tip and the target material. The target material could be a metallic surface of a shaft of a rotating machine or a piston rod of a reciprocating machine. The probe diameter typically determines the distance the probe can measure accurately. Metrix has revolutionized the industry with our Digital Proximity System (DPS).

Metrix Vibration Monitoring System
Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

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

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.

Metrix Vibration Monitoring System
Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

They are particularly suitable for machinery with rolling-element bearings. 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.

Vibration Switches

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.

Metrix Vibration Monitoring System
Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

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.

Premier Industrial Shaker

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.

Metrix Vibration Monitoring System
Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

The most 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.

Vibration Monitors

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.

Metrix Vibration Monitoring System
Metrix Vibration Monitoring System

Source :

Read Another Articles :