Delphin Technology Expert Vibro

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro is the device for acquiring transient signals and vibrations. The latest processor technology, based on powerful FPGAs, enables 4, 8, 12 or 16 synchronous channels to be processed at sampling rates to 50 kHz per channel while requiring minimal space. 24-Bit A/D converters ensure high precision.

Vibration Measurement – Compact, Intelligent and Fast

With its Expert Vibro device, Delphin have successfully combined the processing of complex functions with high levels of flexibility in a user-friendly system. Vibration measurement systems can now be used where they had previously been economically infeasible. The device is equipped with a high powered, dual core FPGA processor based on ARM technology giving users ample reserves of processing power.

Users are able to switch between voltage measurement, IEPE or shaft vibration sensors. Integrated comparators and digital inputs allow flexible triggering. Measurement data is monitored “on the fly” with digital outputs being switched within msecs in the event of limit value violations .

Vibrations deliver information on the condition of bearings, shafts and machinery and generally have a major affect on levels of quality in production processes. They should therefore be continuously acquired, intelligently evaluated and condensed into meaningful data for monitoring. In critical situations, machinery needs to be shut down within milliseconds.

Expert Vibro combines the requirements and functioning of modern vibration measurement systems into a highly compact device. Other systems usually require multiple equipment. Vibration measurement is made easy with Expert Vibro. System installation and familiarization are short so that users can quickly start processing their data.

Expert Vibro provides users with  analysis and monitoring functions, intelligent signal processing, an independent data storage capability and versatile fieldbus connections – all in a single device. Right from the outset, users save costs and avoid troublesome interface problems.

Of special benefit is the modular system for signal processing with a range of preprocessing functions. Filters, such as high, low, or bandpass with rectifiers, integrators, differentiators or decimators can be selected to make up a preprocessing sequence. Multiple preprocessing sequences are able to run in parallel in order to evaluate an input signal. This gives users an especially high level of flexibility.

Non-periodic signals, such as in fault diagnostics, can be analysed precisely using Expert Vibro. In continuous sampling mode, even the smallest of irregularities are recorded. Expert Vibro measures, monitors and records fully independently. Expert Vibro is equipped with its own internal data storage capability making it especially reliable and secure.

Product Features

  • 4, 8, 12, 16 synchronous analog inputs, 50 kHz sampling rate per channel, IEPE, mV, mA sensors selectable via software
  • Integrated comparators for KeyPhasor® sensors
  • Up to 14 GB data logger memory
  • 4 digital inputs for frequency measurement up to 1 MHz
  • 4 analog outputs for monitoring
  • 8 digital outputs
  • Display for reading data on-site
  • Pluggable screw terminals, DIN rail-mounting

Applications with Expert Vibro

  • Shaft vibration monitoring and analysis
  • Machine and housing vibrations
  • Combustion chamber vibration monitoring
  • Gear box analysis
  • Roller bearing monitoring and bearing damage diagnostics
  • Mobile vibration measurement
  • Air gab monitoring

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Functions

The Expert Vibro is equipped with 4, 8, 12 or 16 synchronous analog inputs with sampling rates of up to 50kHz per channel. It uses a 24-Bit A/D converter to guarantee a high-precision measurement. Channels are all galvanically isolated from each other. This prevents the occurrence of any transverse interference between channels. Integrated comparators and digital inputs allow flexible triggering. Measurement data is monitored “on the fly” with up to 8 digital outputs that can be switched within msecs in the event of limit value violations.

Software channels are available to systematically group limit value violations into batch alarms. Instead of using digital outputs, alarms can also be processed via fieldbus interfaces. Characteristic values or raw time signals from analog inputs can be output to two analog outputs.

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Functions
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Functions

Modular Analysis

Versatile software channels enable the Expert Vibro to perform complex analysis and monitoring tasks. All relevant characteristic values are obtained from spectra and time signals. Spectra are calculated online (FFT) and saved with time signals and characteristic values. Users can modularly determine the analysis functions required for specific channels. Functions include high, low and band pass filters, integrators, FFT algorithms and many more.

Harmonic vibration monitoring is a typical requirement. Phase measurement delivers the necessary characteristic values. Odd harmonics can also be calculated, such as the blade passing frequency. To monitor frequency bands, speed-adaptive narrow-band characteristics are evaluated. Such characteristics are main frequency and a band’s RMS (root mean square) or maximum amplitude.

Software Channels for Flexibility

Expert Vibro is equipped with advanced signal processing functions. These can be grouped together under the term “software channels”. Software channels enable users to easily configure functions such as limit value monitoring, integration or online computations. Even users with no programming expertise can generate and implement their own monitoring and record-keeping systems.
The modular system is tried and tested and very popular. Software channels are created and configured by simple mouse clicking and then run independently within the device. Software channels each have one or more inputs and one output and are simple to link to each other. Even complex tasks are then easy to process. All functions are independently processed by a powerful internal processor that ensures Expert Vibro operates reliably.
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Software Channels
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Software Channels

Remote Monitoring and Independent Operation

Expert Vibro’s large data logger memory of up to 15 GB enables the device to run independently without the need for PC support. The memory can store raw signals, spectra and characteristic values and can be read out via USB, LAN or directly from the device using a USB flash drive. Password protection ensures authorized access only.

Expert Vibro also has wireless connectivity via local Wi-Fi networks or via UMTS and LTE. Wireless modules or a modem can be installed into the device. A slot on the device’s front is available for SIM card installation. Antenna connection is available at the device’s SMA connectors. The Expert Vibro’s touch screen is capable of displaying configuration or measurement data.

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Remote Monitoring
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Remote Monitoring

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Applications

Monitoring & Observation

Expert Vibro is suitable for many different types of application. It has universal sensor inputs which can be switched, via software, to the sensor type required. IEPE accelerometer, speed or vibration sensors are easy to connect.

Any type of voltage or current output sensor may be used – for example, fast pressure sensors for noise measurement/humming in combustion processes. Each input is individually configurable. Velocity and shaft vibration measurement can be performed simultaneously.

Bearing Vibration

Measurement, recording, and monitoring of absolute bearing vibration on machines with roller-bearing, rotating components such as electric motors, pumps, etc.

  • Evaluation of vibration strength veff according to DIN ISO 10816
  • FFT analysis within device/frequency band monitoring
  • Bearing damage diagnostics using envelope curve frequency spectrum
  • Monitoring of vibration levels
  • Process and vibration measurement in a single device
  • Modern recording memory in the device
  • Visualization and analysis in ProfiSignal using  time signal diagrams trend, FFT-spectrum, FFT-cascade, orbit, and polar diagrams
  • Direct calculation of envelope spectrum
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Bearing Vibration
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Bearing Vibration

Shaft Vibration

Measurement, recording, and monitoring of the static and dynamic movement of journal-bearing, rotating shafts (fixed bearing housing) on turbines, compressors, boosters, large ventilators, etc.

  • Evaluation of peak to peak Spp and maximum deflection Smax according to VDI2059
  • Sensor – wire break – monitoring
  • Monitoring of static shaft position
  • Monitoring of dynamic shaft vibration
  • FFT analysis within device / frequency band monitoring
  • Speed measurement and triggering via impulse from rotating shaft
  • Process and vibration measurement within a single device
  • Intelligent recording within device
  • Visualization and analysis in ProfiSignal using time signal, trend, FFT spectrum, FFT cascade, and orbit diagrams
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Shaft Vibration
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Shaft Vibration

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Interface

Expert Vibro can be connected to a network via a LAN interface or to a PC via a USB connection. For field bus connections, the device has two PROFIBUS DP Slave interfaces, a Modbus TCP and a Modbus RTU, and a user-configurable CAN interface.

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The interfaces can alternatively be used to connect any other measurement equipment and sensors via RS232/485 ports. Expert Vibro is integrated into PROFIBUS via a GSD file. An option is available to switch operating mode to redundant (according to PNO 2.212 V1.2) PROFIBUS. The LAN and RS485 interface can also exchange data via the Modbus TCP/RTU protocol.

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Fieldbus and PC Interfaces
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Fieldbus and PC Interfaces
Expert Vibro supports this operation as a Modbus master or slave. The LAN interface transmits all data from measurements and software channels online and at high speed across the intranet or internet. Any networked PC can access the device via this interface. To measure vibrations from multiple channels, multiple Expert Vibro devices can be synchronized with each other.

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro EN Screens
Delphin Technology Expert Vibro EN Screens

Delphin Technology Expert Vibro Technical Specifications

Inputs / Outputs

Analog inputs 4, 8, 12 or 16 synchonous
Sampling rate, adjustable per channel 20 Hz .. 50 kHz
Usable signal range DC .. 20 kHz
Voltage range ± 25 V
Current ranges 0 .. 20 mA / 4 .. 20 mA / free
Signal conditioning, software switchable None, AC coupling, IEPE
Resolution / Type ADC 24 bit Sigma-Delta
Input impedance 4 MΩ
Dielectric withstand voltage ± 100 VDC
Galvanic isolation: channel to channel / channel to system ± 400 VDC
Measurement accuracy 0.5 mV + 0.008 % from measurement value
Digital inputs 4
Input signal low: 0 .. 1 V / high: 5 .. 100 VDC@3.5 mA
Galvanic isolation: channel to other channel types / channel to system / PE ± 400 VDC
Max. input frequency / min. pulse width 1 MHz / 500 ns
Analog outputs 4
Resolution 16 bit
Output ranges 0 .. 10 V / ± 10 V / 0 .. 20 mA / 4 .. 20 mA / ± 20 mA
Galvanic isolation: channel to other channel types / channel to system / PE ± 400 VDC
Min. load / max. burden 650 Ω
Digital outputs 8
Max. switching voltage / current 50 V / 2.5 A for 2 seconds, 250 mA continuous current
Galvanic isolation: channel to other channel types / channel to system / PE ± 400 VDC
PWM basic frequency / duty cycle 5 Hz .. 10 kHz / 1:1000
Data storage
Internal / external
2 .. 14 GB (approximately 30 million measurements per GB) / USB, NFS, CIFS, (S)FTP
Signal comditioning functions
High-pass / low-pass / bandpass filter
Cut-off frequency / filter order / filter characteristic 5 .. 20 kHz / 4, 6, 8, 10 / Butterworth; Chebyshev, Bessel, Critical Damping
Integrator / Differentiation Single or double integrator / differentiator
Line number / window function / averaging 100 .. 12.800 lines (zero padding up to 32k points) / von-Hann, Hamming, Flat-Top, Tukey / 2 .. 32 times
FFT types Narrow band / wide band, envelope / demodulation, amplitude / phase spectra
Characteristic values from time signal
Maximum / minimum value, peak-to-peak value, arithm. average, RMS, max. vect. sum, Air-Gap, Crest Factor
Characteristic values from frequency spectrum
Amplitude, frequency and phase of main oscillation and any harmonics, sum value, quadratic mean (in any frequency band), value remainder
Amlitudes for various damage frequencies of rolling bearing, gear stage, planetary stage
Characteristic values on digital input
Frequency 0.2 Hz .. 1 MHz
Counter 64 bit, UP-Down counter, quadratur decoder
Physical equipment COM 1 / COM 2 RS485, 9-pole sub-D-socket, IEC 61158-2
Physical equipment COM 3 RS232, 9-pole sub-D-plugs
LAN 1 x 1000Base-T
WLAN / WWAN (optional) 802.11b/g/n / GPRS, UMTS, LTE max. 100 Mbit/s
USB Device 2.0 / host 2.0 / low / high / full
PROFIBUS 2 x PROFIBUS DPV1 / Slave max. 12 Mbit, also redundant according to PNO 2.212 V1.2
CAN / RS 232/485 2 x CAN 2.0 / Modbus RTU Master & Slave, SCPI, ASCII
TCP/IP Modbus TCP Server & Client, OPC UA Server & Client, SMTP, NTP, PTP
General technical information
Dimensions / weight W 217 mm x H 88 mm x D 128 mm / 750 g
Fixing Rail mounting DIN EN 60715 or screw fixing
Signal connections Plug-in screw terminals, 96 terminals in 2 rows, max. 1,5 mm²
Temperature range -20 .. 50 °C*
Humidity max. 90 % relative humidity, non-condensing
Power supply 12 .. 24 VDC / ± 10%
Power input max. 20 Watts

* Sufficient air circulation in the control cabinet must be ensured. Registered: 24.04.2020

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