Node Installation Overview:
The essential component to a successful installation of a node is it’s placement. This will be determined during the site survey process, but it's essential to understand the limitations so everything is sure to perform the way it's intended to.
Remember to consider the environmental factors of the mounting location. The nodes are IP66 rated, we need to avoid direct water spray or rain exposure.
Endpoint Mounting Guidelines/Overview:
Follow these general guidelines, and you will be setting the machines and endpoints up for successful and accurate data collection.
If possible, it is best practice to mount endpoints in an upright position for a horizontal machine.
If possible, it is best practice to mount endpoints horizontally for a vertical machine.
Be aware of the surroundings around the endpoints. We want to avoid any lubrication ports, fill/drain plugs, bolts, or fasteners that will be used in routine maintenance.
In order to measure the magnetic flux of the machines, the endpoints on the motors need to be facing each other. This means the LED lights should be facing each other from each side of the motor.
If there is a gearbox, the LED light should face the non-driven end of the driven component of machine.
Be sure to get as close to bearings as possible, avoid mounting on cowls or covers of machines. These will trigger alarms from the vibrations that aren’t necessarily related to a fault.
If you mount an endpoint in the axial plane, it’s best practice to mount with the LED facing the floor. This exposes the QR code and Serial number of the endpoint that you will need to map the endpoint to the machine.