Vibration in mining equipment is a physical force that can either be destructive or beneficial, depending on the application. No matter the intended purpose, however, significant vibration must be monitored and measured to analyze the effect it has on the associated machine, and to determine the best methods for reducing or optimizing its impact. Two recent product/service introductions offer ways to achieve this at both ends of the good/bad vibrational spectrum.

Emerson Process Management has introduced the CSI 2125-IS Machinery Health Analyzer, an intrinsically safe vibration analyzer. The CSI 2125-IS, certified for use in intrinsically safe IECEx and ATEX Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas, expands Emerson’s route-based machinery analyzer portfolio.

According to the company, the CSI 2125-IS delivers similar route vibration analysis capabilities that users already expect from Emerson’s CSI 2130 Machinery Health Analyzer. The CSI 2125-IS also includes Emerson’s patented PeakVue technology, providing early indication of bearing and gearbox wear.  It is the first intrinsically safe vibration analyzer with PeakVue analysis capabilities.

Users of the CSI 2125-IS can customize alarm parameters and integrate collected data with Emerson’s AMS Suite asset management software for deeper analysis and collaboration with other machinery health technologies such as oil and infrared analysis.

The CSI 2125-IS is compact, lightweight, can operate for up to eight continuous hours, and features a touch screen for easy use in the field.